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Culture for Free: Louisiana Children’s Museum Offering Free-Admission Saturdays

09:00 September 07, 2020
By: Brhea Washington

The Helis Foundation is kicking off free admission days for Louisiana residents, at the Louisiana Children's Museum (LCM) and other cultural organizations in New Orleans. Beginning September 12, Louisiana Children's Museum is offering free admission to families (on a time-entry basis) every second Saturday of the month through the rest of 2020. Free weekly admission is also available to the reopening Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans Museum of Art and New Orleans Botanical Garden, and The Helis Foundation Enrique Alferez Sculpture Garden.

WHEN: Free admission days are September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12, on a time-entry basis. Tickets must be reserved in advance at Times include 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 3:30 pm to 6 p.m at the Louisiana Children's Museum.

WHERE: Louisiana Children's Museum, 15 Henry Thomas Drive in New Orleans City Park. Admission is also limited in compliance with Phase 2 city/state guidelines in Louisiana, in order to follow safety and health procedures.

Health Guidelines

In accordance with Louisiana Children's Museum and Louisiana state health and safety guidelines, all guests (adults and children age 8 or older) will be required to wear face masks. Masks are also strongly recommended for children aged 3-7. Hand sanitizer will be made available for guests before entry to the museum and throughout the museum's exhibit galleries. Parents, caregivers, and guardians will be asked to take the Centers for Disease Control's recommended social distancing precaution by staying six feet away from others while playing throughout the museum.

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During Saturday free admission days, there will be fun activities and entertainment to participate in. Families will be able to explore the Louisiana Children's Museum's indoor exhibits and outdoor playscapes, amusing bubble play, playful tower and block structures, twirling hula hoops, courtyard hopscotch, and so much more.

Local photographers at Louisiana Children's Museum will also be available to take family photographs in outdoor settings, with photo packages offered for purchase.

Acorn Café will be open for families to make food purchases. Dine-in, outdoor seating, or to-go options are available for meals, snacks, or sweet frozen treats. For adults, wine and beer is also available for purchase. On September 12, Louisiana Children's Museum and Acorn Café will also be celebrating one year at their location in New Orleans City Park.

About Louisiana Children's Museum

The Louisiana Children's Museum has been known for its exceptional work throughout the community, providing innovation outreach and nationally recognized programs. The museum aids in supporting children and providing the advancement of the museum's mission to embrace children engagement and the visibility of their potential. LCM embraces playing, sharing explorations, and communication with adults to engage children not only with one another, but also with adults, with their surroundings, and with their own community. Although the Louisiana Children's Museum is temporarily closed for daily visits, The Helis Foundation provides free admission through LCM, starting September 12, on the second Saturday of every month through the end of 2020.

About The Helis Foundation

According to, The Helis Foundation aims to advance community access to arts within New Orleans, while supporting New Orleans's community. The Helis Foundation and Louisiana Children's Museum have also collaborated with educational organization Kingsley House to help provide admission to surrounding families and communities in New Orleans. The Helis Foundation is a private foundation located in Louisiana that was founded and funded by the William Helis Family.

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