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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

Join The National WWII Museum for an exclusive pajama party! The Museum offers families with children ages 7-12 the opportunity to enjoy the Museum after hours at our incredibly popular Family Overnight. This fun family event provides participants with intimate access to our exhibits which are brought to life through hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, games and even the opportunity to climb inside the Museum’s Sherman Tank. This event sells out quickly so do not delay. Registration begins Friday, May 1, 2015. We hope to see you there!

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 once a month throughout the school 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 Code School, where participants were taught how to not only create complex codes, but also to crack and decipher them. Our Aviation and Airborne School provides exciting presentations on how aircraft and parachutes work.

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.

Victory Garden

We provide family activities throughout the year in our onsite victory garden. Field trips and family programming provide learning opportunities for young and old alike. While the Museum garden is similar to the original victory gardens planted in the 1940s, it strengthens the bond between yesterday and today by featuring current sustainable growing techniques. Museum volunteers as well as The Master Gardeners of Louisiana work tirelessly to maintain the garden year round.

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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March 28, 2015
Victory Corps Saturday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

March 28, 2015
Special Event - "Beyond Rosie: Women's Roles on the American Home Front"
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Arizona/Missouri Room

March 28, 2015
Family Workshop: Women of the War
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

March 28, 2015
"Always. . . Patsy Cline"
6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show only ticket
BB's Stage Door Canteen

March 29, 2015
"Always. . . Patsy Cline"
11:00 am brunch seating, 1:00 pm show only ticket
BB's Stage Door Canteen

March 30, 2015
Lagniappe Lecture: Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans presents "Operation Manna/Chowhound"
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center

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