Things to Do In New Orleans With Kids

Things to do in New Orleans with Kids

Explore New Orleans with Kids and Make Memorable Experiences

Looking for family-friendly events happening each month in New Orleans? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of events to help you plan your next adventure with your kids. Whether you’re looking for outdoor activities, educational experiences, or just something fun to do, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our local family-friendly events and start planning your next New Orleans adventure!

Mardi Gras With Kids in New Orleans

The list of things to do with kids at Mardi Gras is quite long, so all information about Mardi Gras parades, Mardi Gras camps and kid-friendly Mardi Gras events can be found in the 2024 Guide to Mardi Gras from New Orleans Mom. There is tons of advice about enjoying Mardi Gras with kids on New Orleans Mom as well.

Traveling to New Orleans With Kids

Make the most of your time in New Orleans with kids! From music festivals to museums, there are plenty of ways to create unforgettable memories with your family. Explore the vibrant culture of the city and beyond, and make sure to take the time to enjoy all the unique attractions and activities New Orleans has to offer. With so much to do, you and your family are sure to have a great time creating amazing moments together.

People ask us all the time, “is New Orleans kid friendly?” The answer is yes, and here are our thoughts on why. There are so many things to do with kids in New Orleans year-round! We strive to share ideas for every family’s budget and interests. Whether you are visiting New Orleans with kids (here’s a list of everything to do in the city and beyond while you’re here) or you live in New Orleans year-round, there are tons of kid-friendly outings to choose from. Below are local family-friendly events happening each month in New Orleans. We are sure you will find at least one or two (or ten!) to add to your family’s calendar!

things to do in New Orleans with kids
Photo credit (left to right) :: Audubon Zoo, VCB Photography and Jillian Marie Photography.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor: Lauren Chiu, a local mom, friend of New Orleans Mom and licensed REALTOR® with McEnery Residential.

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Lauren is a licensed REALTOR® with McEnery Residential. Lauren has always had a passion for helping others, which you’ll find obvious in her approach toward real estate. Her ability to find real value and potential in a property is a trait in which she takes great pride. Prior to joining McEnery Residential, Lauren gained valuable and extensive experience in real estate through re-development and investment initiatives within her family’s real estate portfolio. Lauren’s passion for real estate can be traced back to her mother, who was a very successful real estate agent in Mississippi most of her life. While servicing her clients’ needs in real estate is her primary obsession, Lauren also enjoys all things related to New Orleans’ historic homes and fun renovation projects. In her free time, you can find her attending a sporting event for one of her three sons, playing tennis, or working on a DIY project.

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May 2024

Monthly Events

Go City New Orleans: All-Inclusive Pass allows you to experience 25+ top attractions in New Orleans and create your own unique itinerary, saving up to 35% on admission costs. Get to visit over 25 amazing attractions in New Orleans. Customize your own plan for 1, 2, 3, or 5 days. Access to attractions such as The National WWII Museum, Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Cruise, French Quarter Ghosts & Legends Tour, and more

The Bad Broads Tour Of New Orleans: Meet New Orleans’ First Ladies of crime and deviance on the city’s only tour dedicated exclusively to the women who brought fear and mayhem to the Crescent City. You will meet near Jackson Square in the French Quarter for a 90 minute stroll, hearing the stories of New Orleans’ most notorious women and learning about the ghosts that still haunt the streets of the 300 year old city. Your tour guide will reveal all the juicy secrets and share all the urban legends surrounding these mysterious characters. Don’t miss out on this unique tour of New Orleans and get your tickets now!

NOLA Carte Food Tours:These tours are the creation of Chef Keith Abel. Currently, Food Stylist for NCIS New Orleans for all 7 seasons of the hit CBS Television show. You will learn 300 plus years of culinary history. Learn about the “rock star” chefs of New Orleans and the origins of cooking techniques and ingredients. Not only will you learn these interestingly unique food tales, you will also get to try notable dishes such as Gumbo, PoBoys or Muffaletas, Pralines, Beignets and Cafe au Lait. Get your tickets now for {NOLA Carte Food Tours in New Orleans!

Pick Flower Sundays at Subtle Fields Farm :: Come pick your own flowers and take home the bounty of Spring. Arrive to an abundance of flowers, with new blooms every week. This event occurs every Sunday through June 16! 4:30-7:00pm, and takes place at Subtle Fields Farm. Parking is just down the road past the Subtle Fields Farm on the left at Meraux Turn Services. Those attending should wear boots/closed toed shoes, and bring some kind of vessel/container to bring your flowers home in. Feel free to bring a picnic/drinks/friends/kids, but please no pets. Cash or Venmo. 1/4 bucket $25 * 1/2 bucket $45 * full bucket $85. See you out there among the bees and butterflies!

Snuggles & Struggles New Parent Group :: Children’s Hospital :: If you have recently had a baby, join other new parents to share your snuggles and struggles and learn from each other. This support group is facilitated by a Parent Educator. This is a weekly support group that meets in person and by Zoom each Tuesday from 10:30am – 11:30am. Led by parent educator Katie Dilzell. This weekly group provides learning opportunities and socialization with new parents and babies. Free and open to the public, call 504.896.9591 or email [email protected] for information. Located in Children’s Hospital.

We PLAY Center PLAY Sessions :: Drop in for play anytime between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm with your child, ages birth through 3 years. Stay as long as what is comfortable for you and your child. Bean Bag Song will be played at the end of the session at 12:00 pm. PLAY Sessions are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. WE PLAY Center is designed to offer a safe place to play while engaging in activities that promote brain development. The center is a space filled with age appropriate toys and activities where caregivers and children ages birth through age 3 can have quality playtime, allowing parents to socialize with each other while receiving support for the joys and challenges of raising children. Also, WE PLAY takes place at the East New Regional Orleans Library on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am- noon.

May
29
Bike Night :: NOLA Motorsports Park :: NOLA
NOLA Motorsports
5:00 pm
We’re thrilled to announce that this year EVERY registration fee for Bike Nights will directly benefit our mission to make bicycling easy, safe, and fun for everyone in Greater New
May
31
Crescent City Ninja :: Kid’s Night out :: Gretna
Crescent City Ninjas
6:00 pm
Summer Kick Off Kids Night Out Glow Light Party May 31st 6 to 9 ages 6 to 12 Pizza, drinks and snack included. Send you kid to a Ninja glow

June 2024

Monthly Events

Audubon Zoo Summer Camps: Multiple dates available throughout the months of June and July. Join us at Audubon’s Summer Camps at Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium and Audubon Insectarium, and Audubon Louisiana Nature Center! Audubon Nature Institute offers unique week-long summer camp adventures for young animal experts, nature enthusiasts, and campers who love new experiences. Camp days are filled with exploration, games, themed crafts, activities, and more. Campers will enjoy each facility as their playground while learning about animals, nature, and conservation.

Pick Flower Sundays at Subtle Fields Farm :: Come pick your own flowers and take home the bounty of Spring. Arrive to an abundance of flowers, with new blooms every week. This event occurs every Sunday through June 16! 4:30-7:00pm, and takes place at Subtle Fields Farm. Parking is just down the road past the Subtle Fields Farm on the left at Meraux Turn Services. Those attending should wear boots/closed toed shoes, and bring some kind of vessel/container to bring your flowers home in. Feel free to bring a picnic/drinks/friends/kids, but please no pets. Cash or Venmo. 1/4 bucket $25 * 1/2 bucket $45 * full bucket $85. See you out there among the bees and butterflies!

Summer Art Camp :: Summer Art Camp is a fun way for students ages 5-12 to explore art! Camp dates are June 3 through July 19. Half days are 9 am to noon or noon to 3 pm. Full day is 9 am to 3 pm. This camp will be filled with fun projects that include painting, clay sculpting and other mediums. You can choose from half days or full days. Campers can register for one day or for all of them. It’s all up to you! Please make sure your children are dressed for art because we might get messy. Please pack snacks/lunch/water, whatever you think your child might need. There is a small fridge but no microwave. (Please see the main Classes page for other studio policies.) Camp size is limited so reserve today to save your spot! Please register in advance , and check out website for pricing details. **No refunds**

A Taste Of Covington :: Annual Food & Wine Experience :: Join us for our 13th Annual Taste Of Covington Food and Wine Experience! A Taste of Covington is an annual food, wine, music and art event in Historic Downtown Covington, Louisiana welcoming visitors from near and far. We hope you will join us this year and “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” For a list of events and Vintner’s Dinners, please see our website.

Snuggles & Struggles New Parent Group :: Children’s Hospital :: If you have recently had a baby, join other new parents to share your snuggles and struggles and learn from each other. This support group is facilitated by a Parent Educator. This is a weekly support group that meets in person and by Zoom each Tuesday from 10:30am – 11:30am. Led by parent educator Katie Dilzell. This weekly group provides learning opportunities and socialization with new parents and babies. Free and open to the public, call 504.896.9591 or email [email protected] for information. Located in Children’s Hospital.

Sweet Summer Baking Camp ::Get ready for baking classes filled with fun, flour, and fantastic treats! Nolita Bakery is excited to host our very first baking camp for kids! It is designed to teach young bakers the basics of baking while igniting their creativity in the kitchen. In each class, our campers will learn a recipe, techniques, and skills, all while having a blast with their fellow bakers. Curriculum Includes: Introduction to baking safety and hygiene, Basic cupcake baking techniques, Decorating cupcakes with buttercream frosting and fun toppings! Cookie Carnival Class: Exploring different types of cookies, Mixing and shaping cookie dough, Decorating cookies with icing, sprinkles, and edible designs. Each day will also include: Kitchen safety reminders and practices, Fun baking-related games and activities, Tasting and sharing our delicious creations, Take-home recipes and baking tips for future kitchen adventures. Camp Requirements: Closed-toe shoes for safety, Old clothes (things might get messy!), Wear long hair back and up, Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and have fun, Signed waiver by legal guardian. Camp Days: Time: 9am to 11:30am. Location: Nolita Baker. June 3: Cupcake Craze, June 4: Cookie Carnival, June 15: Cupcake Craze, June 16: Cookie Carnival, July 15: Cupcake Craze, July 16: Cookie Carnival. Cost: $55 per day. Designed for 6 year olds to 11 year olds. 10 bakers per class

 

May
21
D DAY 80th Anniversary :: National WWII Museum :: NOLA
The National WWII Museum
9:00 am
Register now for two days of programming and events. View as a webpage. 80th Anniversary of D-Day June 6–7, 2024 LEARN MORE  |  REGISTER On June 6, 1944, Allied forces launched Operation Overlo...
Jun
1
Yoga In Besthoff Sculpture Garden :: NOMA/City Park
Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
8:00 am
Join us in the serene Besthoff sculpture Garden for Saturday Morning Yoga. Enter at the main entrance gate to the Sculpture Garden on Dueling Oaks Drive. Please bring your own
Jun
1
Annual Mid City Neighborhood Garage Sale :: Midcity NOLA
9:00 am
Join MCNO and your neighbors in a multi-household Garage/Yard Sale Saturday, June 1st. If you live in Mid-City and are holding a sale give your location by posting the address
Jun
1
Storm Aware & Prepare :: Pontchartrain Conservatory :: NOLA
New Canal Lighthouse
9:00 am
Pontchartrain Conservancy to Host Fifth Storm Aware and Prepare The family-friendly event promotes hurricane preparedness resources NEW ORLEANS (May 20, 2024) — Pontchartrain Conservancy is proud t...
Jun
1
Family Fun Day at The Helis Foundation John Scott Center
The Helis Foundation John Scott Center
11:00 am
School’s out and it’s time for a day at the fair – the Story Fair! Join us for Family Fun Day as we come together to experience the wonder of
Jun
1
Family Fun Day :: Story Fair :: The Helis Foundation John Scott Center :: NOLA
The Helis Foundation John Scott Center
11:00 am
Saturday, June 1 Family Fun Day! Story Fair Part of the Family Fun Day! collection Join us for a special Family Fun Day, story fair edition, where we’ll hear and experience a
Jun
1
SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICKOFF :: EASTBACK REGIONAL
11:00 am
SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICKOFF School’s out and summer break has begun for many across Jefferson Parish. Celebrate the start of the library’s Summer Reading Program with an adventurous cam...
Jun
1
The School Of Dance Spring Gala :: NOLA
Ursuline Auditorium
4:30 pm
The Studio School of Dance is proud to present its  Spring Gala featuring special guests NOLA DANCE PROJECT. The evening will be filled with fun, innovative, thought-provoking new works. This
Jun
1
Jesters Home Game Vs Tallahassee
7:00 pm
Sat, Jun 01, 2024 7:00 pm CDT 194 Zachary Taylor Drive, New Orleans, LA 70130
Jun
5
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
8:00 am
Join us for our 32nd year of celebrating New Orleans’ chefs and wines from around the world – all for a good cause. Tickets: https://www.nowfe.com/eventspage Stay tuned for events.
Jun
5
New Orleans Food & Wine Experience :: NOLA
New Orleans – Multiple Venues
12:00 pm
oin us for our 32nd year of celebrating New Orleans’ chefs and wines from around the world – all for a good cause. Tickets: https://www.nowfe.com/eventspage
Jun
6
Louisiana Children’s Museum with Fish In A Tree :: Sensory Friendly Storytime :: LCM :: NOLA
Louisiana Children’s Museum
10:00 am
May 1, 2024 (New Orleans) – Louisiana Children’s Museum proudly announces its partnership with Fish in a Tree to offer a special series of sensory-friendly, neuro-affirming, story time sessions ho...
Jun
6
New Orleans Food & Wine Experience
New Orleans – Multiple Venues
12:00 pm
Join us for our 32nd year of celebrating New Orleans’ chefs and wines from around the world – all for a good cause. Tickets: https://www.nowfe.com/eventspage
Jun
7
New Orleans Food & Wine Experience :: NOLA
New Orleans – Multiple Venues
12:00 pm
Join us for our 32nd year of celebrating New Orleans’ chefs and wines from around the world – all for a good cause. Tickets: https://www.nowfe.com/eventspage
Jun
8
Creole Tomato Fest :: French Market Festival :: NOLA
New Orleans French Market
JUNE 8TH & 9TH, 2024 FEATURING LIVE MUSIC AT THE FRENCH MARKET AND IN DUTCH ALLEY CREOLE TOMATO FOOD BOOTHS CREOLE TOMATOES FOR SALE ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY Fest
Jun
8
Painting For Kids Summer Workshops :: Oakdale Playground :: Westbank
Oakdale Playground
10:00 am
Parents,   There are Painting for Kids Summer Workshops coming to the Westbank this Summer. There will be four painting workshops offered at different locations across the Westbank.   1.
Jun
8
New Orleans Food & Wine Festival :: NOLA
New Orleans – Multiple Venues
12:00 pm
Join us for our 32nd year of celebrating New Orleans’ chefs and wines from around the world – all for a good cause. Tickets: https://www.nowfe.com/eventspage
Jun
9
Creole Tomato Fest :: Frech Market :: NOLA
New Orleans French Market
JUNE 8TH & 9TH, 2024 FEATURING LIVE MUSIC AT THE FRENCH MARKET AND IN DUTCH ALLEY CREOLE TOMATO FOOD BOOTHS CREOLE TOMATOES FOR SALE ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY Fest
Jun
9
New Orleans Food & Wine Experience :: NOLA
New Orleans – Multiple Venues
12:00 pm
Join us for our 32nd year of celebrating New Orleans’ chefs and wines from around the world – all for a good cause. Tickets: https://www.nowfe.com/eventspage
Jun
9
2024 Gemma Dryburgh Clinic (LPGA*USGA Girls Golf) :: NOLA
English Turn Golf & Country Club
4:00 pm
2024 Gemma Dryburgh Clinic (LPGA*USGA Girls Golf) Price: $0.00 Location: English Turn Age: 5 – 18 Dates: Jun 9, 2024 – Jun 9, 2024 Days: Saturday Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jun
11
Growing Up Girls (9-12) :: The Parenting Center :: NOLA
Worley Hall
6:30 pm
TueDate: June 11 From: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Practical information about female anatomy, what happens during puberty, body image, menstruation and hygiene is presented in an informal, fun and han...
Jun
18
Louisiana Children’s museum with Fish In A Tree :: Sensory Friendly Storytime :: LCM :: NOLA
Louisiana Children’s Museum
10:00 am
May 1, 2024 (New Orleans) – Louisiana Children’s Museum proudly announces its partnership with Fish in a Tree to offer a special series of sensory-friendly, neuro-affirming, story time sessions ho...
Jun
19
Jesters Home Game Vs. Tallahassee
Pan Am Stadium
7:00 pm
Wed, Jun 19, 2024 7:00 pm CDT 194 Zachary Taylor Drive, New Orleans, LA 70130
Jun
21
Dawn Busters Kiwanis Club Golf Tournament :: Westbank
Lakewood Country Club
10:00 am
Golf Tournament Friday June 21 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lakewood Country Club 4801 General De Gaulle Drive New Orleans, LA 70131 Sponsorship and Event Questions [email protected] TICKETS & S...
Jun
22
Pickleball for Programs
The Exchange Pickleball + Bar
8:00 am
Join us for, Pickleball for Programs, presented by Gallagher Risk Management! This is your chance to support the program of your choice while having fun on the court. Rally your
Jun
22
HomeRoom@Home
The Helis Foundation John Scott Center
9:30 am
Prime Time, an initiative of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, invites parents and caregivers to participate in a free workshop to learn how to implement the Prime Time method
Jun
22
Ice Princess Brunch :: Court Of Two Sisters :: NOLA
A Court Of Two Sisters
10:00 am
Let it go and join us for an Ice Princess BrunchTickets include– Personal meet & greet with the Snow Queen Sisters– Live Sing-alongs & interactive games– Themed activity̵...
Jun
27
Brother Martin Cheer Camp
Tad Gormley Stadium
9:00 am
Save the date for our 2024 Brother Martin Mini Cheer Camp and camp registration!Registration opens Monday, May 6thCamp day Thursday, June 27th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Visit our website
Jun
29
Sparks In The Park :: Bogue Falaya Park
Bogue Falaya Park
5:30 pm
Get ready for Covington’s Annual Sparks in the Park celebration! A jam packed day filled with family fun, food, and fireworks as we honor the land of the free and

July 2024

Monthly Events

Audubon Zoo Summer Camps: Multiple dates available throughout the months of June and July. Join us at Audubon’s Summer Camps at Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium and Audubon Insectarium, and Audubon Louisiana Nature Center! Audubon Nature Institute offers unique week-long summer camp adventures for young animal experts, nature enthusiasts, and campers who love new experiences. Camp days are filled with exploration, games, themed crafts, activities, and more. Campers will enjoy each facility as their playground while learning about animals, nature, and conservation. 

Summer Art Camp :: Summer Art Camp is a fun way for students ages 5-12 to explore art! Camp dates are June 3 through July 19. Half days are 9 am to noon or noon to 3 pm. Full day is 9 am to 3 pm. This camp will be filled with fun projects that include painting, clay sculpting and other mediums. You can choose from half days or full days. Campers can register for one day or for all of them. It’s all up to you! Please make sure your children are dressed for art because we might get messy. Please pack snacks/lunch/water, whatever you think your child might need. There is a small fridge but no microwave. (Please see the main Classes page for other studio policies.) Camp size is limited so reserve today to save your spot! Please register in advance , and check out website for pricing details. **No refunds**

Snuggles & Struggles New Parent Group :: Children’s Hospital :: If you have recently had a baby, join other new parents to share your snuggles and struggles and learn from each other. This support group is facilitated by a Parent Educator. This is a weekly support group that meets in person and by Zoom each Tuesday from 10:30am – 11:30am. Led by parent educator Katie Dilzell. This weekly group provides learning opportunities and socialization with new parents and babies. Free and open to the public, call 504.896.9591 or email [email protected] for information. Located in Children’s Hospital.

 

Jul
4
Feed The Multitudes :: Free Food Festival :: Victory Church
Victory Church
Feed the Multitudes is a giant free food festival held annually on the 4th of July. It began in 1990 during a very difficult financial season for our church. God
Jul
5
flyCULTURE™ Brunch and Fly-in at NOLA Lakefront Airport! :: NOLA
Lakefront Airport
We’re thrilled to announce that Women Rock Wings and Journey Right LLCs are teaming up to host the first and largest celebratory event for Black and people of color in
Jul
11
Summer Sunset Sip’N :: Networking Event :: NOLA
Elmwood Self Storage & Wine cellar
5:00 pm
Join us for a Summer evening of FREE networking, food and drinks. Enjoy sip’n on a Summer drink as you Network the night away with EBA. This is event is
Jul
12
Julius Caesar
New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane
7:30 pm
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Directed by Salvatore Mannino July 12 – July 21, 2024 Preview Performance: Thursday, July 11, 7:30pm Opening Night Celebration: Friday, July 12, 7:30pm Eveni...
Jul
16
Growing Up Girls (9-12) :: The Parenting Center :: NOLA
Worley Hall
6:30 pm
TueDate: July 16 From: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Practical information about female anatomy, what happens during puberty, body image, menstruation and hygiene is presented in an informal, fun and han...
Jul
27
Storybook Brunch :: With Beauty & The Little Mermaid :: The Court of Two Sisters :: NOLA
The Court of Two Sisters
10:00 am
Attention Princesses & Princes, you’re invited to a Storybook BrunchTickets include– Personal meet & greet with Beauty & the Little Mermaid– Live Sing-alongs & intera...

August 2024

Aug
7
NOLA Pickle Fest :: Picklball Tournament :: NOLA
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Join us for our 2nd annual Nola Pickle Fest benefiting the Brees Dream Foundation. August 7-11, 2024 Register here! The NOLA Pickle Fest benefiting the Brees Dream Foundation is a
Aug
13
Toddler Tuesday :: Children’s Museum St. Tammany
Children’s Museum of St. Tammany
10:30 am
MARCH 12, 2024 10:30AM - 11:30AM COME PLAY AND LEARN WITH US WHILE CONNECTING WITH OTHER YOUNG FAMILIES PARTICIPATE IN A SPECIAL STORYTIME, MUSIC AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES, AND SENSORY STATIONS
Aug
20
Growing Up Girls (9-12) :: The Parenting Center :: NOLA
Worley Hall
6:30 pm
TueDate: July 16 From: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Practical information about female anatomy, what happens during puberty, body image, menstruation and hygiene is presented in an informal, fun and han...
Aug
29
Tulane Football Home Game Versus Southeastern Louisiana :: NOLA
Yulman Stadium
The first season of Tulane Football under new head coach Jon Sumrall is only 6 months away, and the 2024 schedule was just announced! Green Wave Football has 6 home

September 2024

Sep
7
Tulane Home Football Game versus Kansas State :: NOLA
Yulman Stadium
The first season of Tulane Football under new head coach Jon Sumrall is only 6 months away, and the 2024 schedule was just announced! Green Wave Football has 6 home
Sep
10
Toddler Tuesday :: Children’s Museum St.Tammany
Children’s Museum of St. Tammany
10:30 am
MARCH 12, 2024 10:30AM - 11:30AM COME PLAY AND LEARN WITH US WHILE CONNECTING WITH OTHER YOUNG FAMILIES PARTICIPATE IN A SPECIAL STORYTIME, MUSIC AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES, AND SENSORY STATIONS
Sep
28
Tulane Home Game versus South Florida :: NOLA
Yulman Stadium
The first season of Tulane Football under new head coach Jon Sumrall is only 6 months away, and the 2024 schedule was just announced! Green Wave Football has 6 home

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