NEW ORLEANS (September 13, 2016)—Building on the popularity of last year, The National WWII Museum is showing its appreciation to local supporters for the second consecutive year by offering discounted admission to Louisiana residents. This September, locals will be able to enjoy the Museum’s exhibits and galleries for only half the price of regular Museum admission, including the newly opened special exhibit Tom Lea: LIFE and World War II, which features nearly 30 original paintings and illustrations from LIFE magazine war correspondent and artist Tom Lea.
Along with the Lea exhibit, a general admission ticket offers visitors access to galleries inside Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center and Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters, which features the Museum’s newest permanent exhibition Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries. Retracing the grueling trail that led from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay, Road to Tokyo explores the evolving strategy for fighting relentless Japanese forces in Asia and the Pacific, examining cultural differences, logistical challenges and the staggering range of extreme conditions that confronted American military forces.
In addition to opening Road to Tokyo last year, The National WWII Museum also achieved new milestones in 2015. TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, ranked it the #3 museum in the United States and the top attraction in New Orleans. The institution also closed fiscal year 2016 with nearly 700,000 visitors—an almost 15 percent increase from fiscal year 2015, which landed close to 600,000.
In order to receive the September discount, residents must present a valid Louisiana driver’s license at the Museum’s ticket counter. For an additional $5, visitors can also choose to include Beyond All Boundaries, a 4D journey through World War II, or Final Mission: The USS Tang Submarine Experience with their admission. The discount—which is only available for walk-up purchases—also applies to group sales, but there is a limit of four admissions per guest. Other discounts cannot be used in combination with the promotion.
The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that future generations will know the price of freedom, and be inspired by what they learn. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America's National WWII Museum, it celebrates the American Spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifices of the men and women who fought on the battlefront and served on the Home Front. For more information, call 877-813-3329 or 504-528-1944 or visit nationalww2museum.org.