Updated: Jun 5, 2022
School is out, and the kids are ready for fun and enriching activities. Having Fun this summer doesn’t have to break the bank! There are many free activities our city has to offer that the kids are sure to enjoy.
Here’s what’s happening:
•Thanks to The Helis Foundation for providing free admission for all Louisiana residents at the following local institutions
Contemporary Arts Center - Free on Sunday’s
New Orleans Museum of Art- Free on Wednesday’s
New Orleans Botanical Gardens - Free on Wednesday’s
Ogden Museum- Free on Thursday’s
Louisiana Children’s Museum- Free the Second Sunday of every month
•Audubon Nature Institute generously provide Orleans Parish appreciation Days on the following dates
Aquarium Days- June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th
Zoo Days- June 16th, July 21st, August 18th
*One proof of residency can gain admission for up to four guests!
•New Orleans Recreational Department (NORD) events
Movies in the park
Movie goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Movies begin at sunset, between 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., and will be moved indoors if there is rain. Registration is required.
Superhero Family Fun Walk
Friday, June 24, 2022
This 1-mile walk/run is for youth of all abilities between the ages of 4- 18. Get the kids dressed as their favorite superhero and ready to have fun!
•New Orleans Public Library hosts several free activities throughout the summer such as
Teen Drawing Workshops
Cooking in the Kitchen teen program with Liberty’s Kitchen
Solder with Electric Girls
Wild Visitors from the Zoo
And we can’t forget their Summer Reading Program! After signing up, kids and teens can head to their local Library location to pick up one free book as a registration prize.
Visit the Sculpture Garden for free all summer long or enjoy one of their fun Scavenger Hunts
•Longue Vue Garden hosts Family Sunday Free of charge the first Sunday of every month.
•Don’t forget you can also Visit Arnaud’s Mardi Gras Museum for Free this Summer
•Tour the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park Free all summer.
•Move Ya Brass will be hosting Free dance and yoga classes all summer!
Please visit each venue online or call before showing up. Some restrictions are in place due to Covid-19 and many require that you register online first.
*Check out our Swim Guide for free swimming lessons.