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Activities for Kids and Families that Entertain and Educate

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  • Parachutes
  • Dogfight
  • Helmet
  • Patches
  • Kid in the Tank
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The National WWII Museum offers a wide variety of family activities in New Orleans that inform, educate, and entertain. If you're looking for kids’ activities that you will enjoy as well, you can't beat what the Museum has to offer. Our facility is ranked #4 in the US and #11 in the world by TripAdvisor as a top museum, and we are also ranked #1 among family attractions in the city. Here are just a few of our offerings.


Family Overnight at The National WWII Museum

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans cordially invites all families with children aged 7–12 to join us for an exciting pajama party at the Museum. Enjoy sleeping under our B-17 and have a special experience you will talk about all year. This great Museum adventure is packed full with hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, teamwork challenges, and even the opportunity to climb inside the Museum’s Sherman Tank. The annual Family Overnight at The National WWII Museum is your family’s opportunity to experience the Museum in an intimate, fun and immersive way.


Family Workshops

If you're looking for a sure-fire recipe for family fun, consider taking part in one of our workshops. These are held throughout the year to encourage children and their families to explore various aspects of the war. All of these workshops are structured and centered on a certain theme. Popular recent offerings included a STEM workshop for girls, where participants were taught all about the science of World War II to design their own inventions. Our Aviation and Airborne School provides exciting presentations on how aircraft and parachutes work.

Upcoming Workshop:

We Can Do It! STEM Workshop for Kids
Saturday, October 8, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Arizona/Missouri Meeting room and Classroom

Boys and girls ages 8–12 are invited to join The National WWII Museum for a morning of mad WWII science full of exploration and experimentation! We Can Do It! will be packed with three hands on workshops presented by The National WWII Museum. Space is limited so do not delay.

This workshop is designed for children aged 8-12. Advance ticket purchase is required. One adult per four children must attend. Participants are asked to provide their own snack or sack lunch.

Cost: $5 per child, free for accompanying adults. Regular Museum admission applies for families who wish to spend the day at the Museum.

For more information, contact shelbie.johnson@nationalww2museum.org or call 504-528-1944 x 425.

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Girl Scout, Boy Scout, and Cub Scout Days

Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Cub Scouts all have their own days where they can enter the Museum at a reduced cost and have access to a variety of exciting activities. These activities are typically centered on what it was like to be a child on the Home Front during wartime.

Girl Scout Day
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Cub/Boy Scout Day
Saturday, January 28, 2017

These are just a few of the exciting family activities in New Orleans offered by The National WWII Museum all year long.



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