Now's your chance to see what TripAdvisor calls the #1 attraction in New Orleans, the #2 museum in the United States, and the #2 museum in the world! During the month of September only, Louisiana residents get half off our Museum Campus Pass with a state-issued photo ID. Come see the dramatic expansion the Museum has undergone in recent years, including the newest permanent exhibit, The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George R. Brown Salute to the Home Front. And don’t miss this special opportunity to see So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope, a special exhibit that tells the story of Hope’s unique place in the history of World War II and beyond. Using multimedia elements and captivating storytelling—including artifacts, films, photographs, and interactive displays— the exhibit highlights how Hope helped lift the human spirit during one of the darkest times in American history.
Hours and Information
|Louisiana Resident Discount Pricing|
|Military (With ID)||$9|
|Beyond All Boundaries||$7|
|Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience||$7|
Museum Exhibits and Museum Store
Open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Beyond All Boundaries
Sunday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Showtimes on the hour.
Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience
Sunday–Thursday, 9:35 a.m. – 4:35 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 9:35 a.m. – 5:35 p.m.
Showtimes at 15, 35, and 55 minutes after the hour.
The American Sector Restaurant & Bar
Sunday–Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Happy Hour, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Jeri Nims Soda Shop
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Designated by Congress as the official WWII museum of the United States, The National WWII Museum is located in downtown New Orleans on a six-acre campus, where five soaring pavilions house historical exhibits, on-site restoration work, a period dinner theater, and restaurants.
Housed in four buildings, each arranged around central themes of the war, Museum exhibits offer visitors an opportunity to experience the war through the eyes of the men and women who lived it. Interactive features, oral histories, and personal vignettes add a meaningful perspective.
So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope
A special exhibit that tells the story of how Bob Hope helped lift the human spirit during one of the darkest times in American history.
The Arsenal of Democracy
Telling the story of how the war was won is at the heart of The National WWII Museum’s mission, and The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George R. Brown Salute to the Home Front—the Museum's newest permanent exhibit, located on the second level of the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, the Museum’s original building—literally brings that story home.