Louisiana Children's Museum is at 420 Julia St. between Magazine and Tchoupitoulas sts. Hands-on exhibits are offered for children between birth and 12 years old. Highlights include an architecture workshop, art studio, a role-play cafe, a theater and a physical fitness exhibit featuring a rock climbing wall. Children also can shop in a mini supermarket, stand inside a giant bubble, pilot a tugboat down the Mississippi River or build a house.
$8.50; free (ages 0-1). Ages 0-15 must be with an adult.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5, June-July; Tues.-Sat. 9:30-4:30, Sun. noon-4:30, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Mardi Gras Day, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Hours may vary in summer; phone ahead to confirm schedule.