National WWII Museum
See the story of the “war that changed the world” in this multimedia experience of WWII. Explore why it was fought, how it was won, and how it impacted the world. Spanning six buildings of exhibits and macro-artifacts, take a day to see and enjoy it all. For tickets and information, visit nationalww2museum.org.
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 Canal Street
Located along the Mississippi River, next to the French Quarter, the Audubon Aquarium brings the underwater world alive with sea life from around the world. Visit audubonnatureinstitute.org for tickets and information.
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 www.norta.com/store for purchase.
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 (City Park)
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.
New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collin Diboll Circle (City Park)
Art, photography, glass works and a twelve-acre sculpture garden are some of the attractions found at this must-see museum. For information and ticket purchase, visit noma.org.
5 Victory Avenue (City Park)
Storybook (in City Park) sculptures will delight the children in this playground where children can run and play. Visit neworleanscitypark.com for information.
New Orleans Botanical Gardens
5 Victory Avenue (City Park)
Themed gardens, centuries-old live oaks, and a butterfly garden are some of the attractions your family will love here. Visit neworleanscitypark.com/botanical-garden for more info.
Historic New Orleans Collection
Telling the story of New Orleans and the Gulf South, this museum and research center in the French Quarter gives visitors an inside look at the heart and history of the city. Admission is free. The two campuses are located at 520 Royal Street and 533 Royal Street.
New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park
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, 400 Esplanade Ave. For information and hours, visit nps.gov/jazz.
New Orleans Jazz Museum
400 Esplanade St.
Located in the historic Old U.S. Mint, the museum hosts hundreds of concerts annually with artifacts honoring the music born in New Orleans.
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. Visitnps.gov/places/chalmette-battlefield.
Steamboat Ride on the Mississippi
Enjoy dinner and jazz on a ride down the Mississippi on a paddlewheel steamboat. The ticket office of the Steamboat Natchez is located at 400 Toulouse Street & the River in the French Quarter behind JAX Brewery. Visit steamboatnatchez.com for times and information.
Preservation Hall (Jazz)
726 St. Peter
Nothing says New Orleans like Jazz music, and nothing says it better than Jazz music performed by the city’s best musicians in the heart of the French Quarter, where Jazz was born. At Preservation Hall, all ages can enjoy quality Jazz in a venue that feels like home. Tickets should be purchased online. Visit preservationhall.com to learn more.
Snug Harbor (Jazz)
626 Frenchmen Street
Every seat in the house is perfect at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro and every performance an experience to remember. Food and drinks are available for purchase during evening concerts, seven nights a week. Visit Snugjazz.com to learn more.
B-Mike Murals/Studio Be
2941 Royal Street (Studio Be)
Brandan “Bmike” Odums captures the culture and the people of New Orleans with his larger-than-life murals. Murals located throughout the city. bmike.co/about
Created by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary & Leavell College