Summer Family Fun in NOLA
By Ana García
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Are you looking for fun activities to do in New Orleans during the summer? VIVA NOLA has a few suggestions which do not require packing and long trips. There are fun, family-friendly places here in the city.
Maybe you are looking for summer camps or just weekends full of excitement with the family. Here is a list of affordable, exciting, yet educational places this summer 2021 in Nola:
Louisiana Children’s Museum.
The Louisiana Children’s Museum in City Park reopens its doors this summer with many exciting and new activities for the entire family. The new LCM offers 8.5 acres of indoor and outdoor adventures to explore. Kids would have the opportunity to “Follow that Food” with the return of this classic exhibit where they can be little shoppers at the grocery store or chefs at the creole kitchen. They can go on a fantastic journey to the mighty Mississippi at the “Move with the River” exhibit. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and to ensure the best possible experience, the museum will require timed-entry tickets. You must reserve in advance. Make sure you check their website at www.lcm.org for more information and for Summer Camp dates.
LCM Summer Hours / Horarios de Admisión:
Tuesdays - Saturdays / Martes a Sábado: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sundays / Domings: 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location / Ubicación City Park New Orleans. 5 Henry Thomas Drive. New Orleans, LA 70124
Tickets / Boletos: Adults & Children (12 months+) / Adultos y Niños (12 meses +) $ 14.00 + sales tax
Members Free admission / Admisión Gratuita para miembros
2. Cool Zoo at Audubon Zoo
Audubon Zoo reopens its popular water attractions this summer season. Cool Zoo and the Gator Run Lazy River are back beginning on Wednesday, June 16. This exciting adventure for the entire family includes the alligator water slide, the spider monkey soaker, water-spitting snakes, and shady spots for grown-ups. The Gator Run Lazy River offers zoo visitors the option to cool down by floating atop an inner tube along a 750-foot course. Three feet deep and 10-feet-wide, the lazy river features two sand beaches and water cannons to shower visitors as they float by. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience our award-winning zoo. See the animals, and stay cool all summer long!
This year, Audubon will offer two sessions each day for guests to enjoy Cool Zoo while visiting Audubon Zoo to manage capacity limitations, provide room for physical distancing, and comply with CDC guidelines.
For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit audubonnatureinstitute.org
Audubon Zoo - 2021 Cool Zoo/Gator Run
Location: / Ubicación: 6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Tickets / Boletos: Cool Zoo, including Gator Run, is $8 for members, $10 for non-members plus regular zoo admisión.
Eentrada a Cool Zoo, incluyendo el Gator Run es $8 para miembros y $10 para no miembros, más la entrada general al zoológico.
Operating Schedule / Horario de Operación:
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 – Sunday, August 1, 2021, 10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 5 pm
Miércoles, Junio16, 2021 – domingo, agosto 1, 2021
10 AM – 1 PM & 2 PM – 5 PM
Saturday, August 7, 2021 – Sunday, September 5, 2021 10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 5 pm
Sábado, agosto 7, 2021 – domingo, septiembre 5, 2021
Monday, September 6, 2021 - Labor Day (final day) 10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 5 pm
Lunes, septiembre 6, 2021 Día del Trabajo (último día)
10 AM – 1 PM & 2 PM – 5 PM
3. The National WWII Museum.
Get your party hats ready! The National WWII Museum is celebrating its 21st anniversary on June 6. Considered the #1 attraction in New Orleans, this state-of-the-art museum offers various virtual summer camp opportunities for kids. Solve puzzles and problems in real WWII scenarios with Spy Camp. For children entering grades 3 - 6 from June 21 - 25, 2021. Children will engage hands-on with topics such as aeronautics, engineering, physics, biology, and medicine during the STEM Innovation Camp. For children entering grades 4 - 7. Dates, from June 28 - July 2, 2021. The Bob and Dolores Hope Summer Theater Camp is for the singer, dancer, and actor/actress in your life. Casting based on interest and prior experience. For children entering grades 5 - 8. Dates, week 1: July 12 - 16, 2021 and
week 2: July 19–23, 2021. For more information, visit .nationalww2museum.org.
In addition, the museum will host an after-hours Family Block Party on October 22, 2021. Families will enjoy the museum and fun activities for the whole family.
To ensure public safety and avoid crowds, timed-ticket purchases are required. The museum recommends that visitors pre-purchase Museum admission online.
The National WWII Museum Hours / Horarios: Open daily / Diario:
9 am - 5 pm
Location: 945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Tickets / Boletos: Adult / Adultos: $28.50
Senior (65+) / Mayores de 65: $24.50
Student, Military (With ID) / Estudiantes y militares con identificación: $18
WWII Veterans FREE / Veteranos de guerra GRATIS.
There’s no doubt that our city has more to offer during the summer. You cannot go wrong with these three choices. Check each website before you plan your local trip to any of these fantastic places.
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