Starting next week, local families can enjoy the Louisiana Children's Museum for free on the second Saturday of each month. The days of free admission are part of The Helis Foundation's Art for All program which provides Louisiana residents free access to cultural institutions throughout the city.


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On Saturday, September 12, families can explore the museum's indoor exhibit galleries and outdoor playscapes for free. Bubble play, giant blue blocks ready for building, and more will be available for LCM visitors. Acorn Café will also be open for meals, snacks, and frozen treats, as well as wine and beer for adults. September 12 also marks the museum and Acorn Café's first anniversary at its new home in New Orleans City Park. 

The Helis Foundation and LCM have also partnered with Kingsley House, a local nonprofit that offers vital programs and services to educate children, strengthen families, and build community. A select number of tickets will be provided to the families that Kingsley House serves.

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Timed tickets to the free days are required. They must be reserved in advance and admission will be limited to comply with Phase 2 City/State guidelines. Entry times are from 1-3:30 p.m. and 3:30-6 p.m. All adult guests and children ages 8 and older are required to wear face masks. Masks are strongly recommended for children ages 3-7.

"Hand sanitizer is available to guests prior to entering the LCM and throughout exhibit galleries. Parents and caregivers are asked to keep the CDC recommended social distance (six feet) while playing within the Museum."

Can't make this month's free day? The Helis Foundation is also sponsoring free admission on Saturday, October 10, Saturday, November 14, and Saturday, December 12. LCM also holds monthly Family Play Dates presented by The Helis Foundation.

Louisiana Children's Museum is located at 15 Henry Thomas Drive in New Orleans City Park.