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Things to see and do with kids in New Orleans

New Orleans Kids Attractions


With its reputation for indulgent street parties and voodoo, parents might think twice about a family holiday in New Orleans. But the city should actually delight children and it's quite possible to avoid the more adult forms of entertainment while still experiencing the best of the city.

Kids are welcome at New Orleans' institutions like Preservation Hall and children of all ages delight in the fancy dress and parades of the many festivals. The city also has fantastic attractions tailored to children on holiday, including fun parks, aquariums, and museums.

The little ones love to visit the Audubon Aquarium as well as the creatures at the Audubon Insectarium. While adults take in the exhibitions at the New Orleans Museum of Art, kids can play at nearby Storyland and the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.

Another popular destination is the Louisiana Children's Museum while children also adore going on boat rides up and down the Mississippi River or out into the bayous and Louisiana swamps.


Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River is the New Orleans' state-of-the-art Audubon Aquarium, regarded…

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Louisiana Children's Museum

The Louisiana Children's Museum offers kids a vast selection of exhibits, art activities and educational programmes to…

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Mississippi River Boat Rides

The Mississippi River is really the primary reason New Orleans exists. It is the trade and transport artery which made…

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