ATTENDING THE CHALLENGE:
All team members, coaches, and volunteers must bring a signed Consent and Release Form to the Challenge. Participants under the age of 18 must have a form signed by a parent.
Registration and practice tables will open at 8:00AM on Saturday, May 7, 2016. When you arrive at the Museum, please register your team in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion. There you will receive your PIT table assignment. Please note that due to space constraints and security issues, parents and visitors are not permitted in the PIT area.
Project models and RFPs will be set up in the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center. This is also the location of the practice and match tables. The awards ceremony begins at 2:00PM and will conclude by 2:30PM. Free Museum admission is given to team members and coaches—admission is discounted for families of team members.
For Family Members and Visitors
Family members and visitors attending the Challenge must purchase admission. We offer a reduced rate for robotics attendees on the day of the Challenge. Tickets may be purchased at any ticket desk.
The Solomon Victory Theater shows Beyond All Boundaries daily from 10:00AM - 4:00PM, Sunday – Thursday, with an additional 5:00 showing on Friday and Saturday. The 4D film runs approximately 45 minutes and is preceded by a seven minute pre show. Showtimes are based on availability.
Final Mission: The USS Tang Experience is available daily from 9:35AM - 4:55PM, Sunday – Thursday, with additional 5:15PM and 5:35PM shows on Friday and Saturday. Final Mission can accommodate a maximum of 27 visitors. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.
A variety of on-site dining options are available. The American Sector restaurant is open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm 7 days a week (special event hours apply). The Soda Shop is open daily from 7:00AM to 5:30PM.
Parking and Directions
The Museum has one paid parking lot on Magazine Street, across from the theater, with entrances from Andrew Higgins and Magazine. Additionally, there are several other paid parking lots in the neighborhood not owned by the Museum.
Student Travel – WWII Educational Tours
High school and college students, learn the leadership principles that helped win WWII on a trip to France or during a weeklong residential program in New Orleans. College credit is available, and space is limited.
See You Next Year! HS Yearbooks from WWII
Collected from across the United States, the words and pictures of these yearbooks present a new opportunity to experience the many challenges, setbacks and triumphs of the war through the eyes of America’s youth.
The Victory Gardens of WWII
Visit the Classroom Victory Garden Project website to learn about food production during WWII, find lesson plans and activities for elementary students, get tips for starting your own garden and try out simple Victory Garden recipes!
The Science and Technology of WWII
Visit our new interactive website to learn about wartime technical and scientific advances that forever changed our world. Incorporates STEM principles to use in the classroom.
Kids Corner: Fun and Games!
Make your own propaganda posters, test your memory, solve puzzles and more! Learn about World War II and have fun at the same time.