Making the most of your visit

The staff is here to help you. If you have any questions or need any help do not hesitate to ask a staff person.

There are more than 20 exhibits at the museum. You might not be able to see and do everything in one trip. The best way to experience the museum is to take your child’s lead and not try to rush through.

If you have any questions at all please ask our staff.


01

How often do you clean the museum and the props?

Bathrooms and gallery components are cleaned and disinfected daily. We clean our props regularly. If you find a prop that needs cleaning, please let a staff member know or place it in the bins throughout the exhibit space.

02

Do you have restrooms and changing rooms available?

We have multi-stall restrooms for the girls and single stall for men’s (with additional urinals). There are changing stations in all restrooms.

03

Can I bring my stroller?

Strollers are welcome. Space is limited, especially on weekends and during peak attendance times. At these times, many visitors find it easier to navigate the museum if they leave their stroller in the lobby. Please note the museum does not rent strollers.

04

How do I schedule a birthday party?

Reservations can be made by coming to the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center or by calling us at (985) 340-9150. Please visit the Birthday Parties section for additional details.

05

How do I purchase a membership?

Memberships can be purchased at the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center, or please visit the Membership section.

06

Can I apply the price of admission to a membership?

Yes! If you buy tickets and decide during your visit to join the museum, stop by the front desk and we will apply your family’s admission price toward the membership cost. Member families enjoy a year of unlimited play and a variety of special perks.

07

Is the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center designed for a specific age level?

The Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center is fun for children up to age 10. We have 20 hands-on exhibits that appeal to a variety of ages and interests. Most of the exhibits have something for everyone; please see the exhibit section for more details.

08

What is the best time to visit the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center?

Any time is a great time to visit the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center! Afternoons after 1:30 p.m. are usually the least crowded. The museum is closed to the public on Mondays and on weekday mornings we have school field trip programs. Please check the Events Calendar to see if there is a field trip before visiting the Discovery Center. If you prefer to visit the museum when it is less crowded, we suggest visiting:

• Week days after 1:30 p.m.
• Friday mornings we are open at 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. for Toddler Time to enjoy the museum before school field trips.
• You are always welcome to call the museum before your visit at (985) 340-9150 to ask about the crowds.

09

How long is a visit?

The duration of a visit to the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center varies depending on the ages of the children. Most families allow two to four hours to visit but are welcome to stay the entire day.

10

Can we leave the museum and come back the same day?

Yes, your admission is good for the entire day. Families are welcome to leave and return the same day. Be sure to keep your receipt.

11

Where can I park?

Parking at the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center is free and available in the lot next to the museum. Additional parking is available along the street and the parking malls by the railroad tracks.

12

May I drop off my children at the museum?

No. All children visiting the museum must be accompanied and supervised by an adult 18 years or older at all times.

13

Can I bring my own food into the museum?

Families can bring food to the museum if the party room is not being occupied by a birthday party or field trip. Otherwise families are welcome to leave for lunch and return the same day with their receipt. Food and drink are not allowed in the exhibit area.