If you live in New Orleans with kids then you know that it rains here a lot. While there are dozens of things to do with kids in New Orleans, sometimes you specifically need an indoor idea because of the weather (or heat). Whether you are looking to cool off with a splash pad in New Orleans or simply looking for the best things to do with New Orleans kids, New Orleans Mom has you covered.

Things to Do in New Orleans When it Rains

We are often asked for a list of things you can do in New Orleans that are kid-friendly … and specifically for a list of what to do when it rains in New Orleans. Some of these are obvious choices BUT after asking our team of 40+ moms, this list is comprised of ideas to kill the rainy day blues in your household. Whether you are one to stay home on rainy days OR don your favorite raincoat and boots, we have ideas for you!

Action-Packed Indoor Playgrounds and Trampoline Parks in New Orleans ::

Kid Art Activities in New Orleans ::

Kid-Friendly Museums / Exhibits in New Orleans ::

Other Ideas When It’s Raining in New Orleans ::

When You’re Stuck At Home In New Orleans in the Rain ::

Is there anything that you would add? Please share!

Devan Orellana
Devan was born and raised in Kenner, attended Archbishop Chapelle High School, and works at Tulane University. She married her soulmate in 2016 and they have two beautiful children together, Mason and McKinsey. She co-owns ASD Designs (asd-designs.com) where she paints and crafts with two extraordinary women. She is also a Louisiana notary. When she isn’t at a dance class for her daughter or the baseball/soccer field for her son, she likes to read crime stories or just be with her family. Devan’s life is quite hectic with something always on the calendar, but she truly would not have it any other way!


  1. Thanks for this great list! Bookoo Bounce has unfortunately closed permanently. Clue Carré Escape Games is a great indoor activity for older kids. We usually recommend it for 8 and up with the presence of an adult or 14 and up on their own. We have locations downtown, in Metairie by Lakeside Mall, and inside of Surge Trampoline Park!

  2. Bad Wolf is a restaurant and game store in Belle Chasse that has a ton of fun board games available for families to play on premises. Rentals are only $3 per game but are free if you purchase food. Wednesdays kids eat half off and Thursdays they waive all board game rental fees and if you dine in they give families a free pack of Pokemon cards


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