1 Canal Steet
6500 Magazine Street
The Louisiana ecosystem is on top display at Audubon Zoo, one of the top rated zoos in the nation, located in historic Uptown.
While there, visit Cool Zoo, New Orleans’ water park, and beat the heat. Open Thursdays through Mondays. Visit audubonnatureinstitute.org for tickets and information.
1 Palm Drive
With 1300 acres, there is much to see and do in New Orleans’ City Park. Whether you drive through to view majestic oak trees covered in Spanish Moss or stop at Café Du Monde for beignets, this park is a must-see for family fun. Visit neworleanscitypark.com for more information.
Louisiana Children’s Museum
15 Henry Thomas Drive
This interactive museum for children features fun science, math, nature and art activities that all can enjoy. Visit lcm.org for hours of operation and ticket information.
Storyland at City Park
5 Victory Avenue
Storybook (in City Park) sculptures will delight the children in this playground where children can run and play. Visit neworleanscitypark.com/index.php/in-the-park/Storyland for information.
City Put at City Park
33 Dreyfous Drive
Miniature golf fun for all on courses highlighting Louisiana’s unique culture and cities as well as historic streets and sites of New Orleans at every hole. For information, visit neworleanscitypark.com/in-the-park/city-putt.
Chalmette Battlefield National Park
1 Battlefield Rd, Chalmette, La.
Visit nearby Chalmette Battlefield, the site of the Battle of New Orleans that stopped advancing British forces in the last battle of the War of 1812. Visit nps.gov/places/chalmette-battlefield.htm.
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
400 Esplanade Avenue
At the free visitor center, 419 Decatur St., the history and legacy of jazz is celebrated. Educational concerts are held at the nearby New Orleans Jazz Museum. For information and hours, visit nps.gov/jazz.
Ride the St. Charles Streetcar
Travel down St. Charles Avenue, one of New Orleans’ most famous streets, on the mahogany benches of New Orleans’ Green Line streetcar. The six mile trek includes breathtaking views of mansions, antebellum homes, Audubon park and the scenic campuses of Loyola and Tulane Universities. Park along St. Charles Avenue and hop on at any stop to ride past Loyola and Tulane Universities and beautiful Audubon Park. To learn more, visit norta.com and click on the Streetcar icon. $1.25 to board or get a $3 Jazzy pass to ride all day. Visit norta.com/store for purchase.
Created by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary & Leavell College