Make memories on the bayou this summer in New Orleans, Lousiana. Marvel in the beauty of the Amazon at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, walk with the animals at Bayou Savage National Wildlife Refuge, and leap into learning at the Louisiana Children&... see more »
Make memories on the bayou this summer in New Orleans, Lousiana. Marvel in the beauty of the Amazon at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, walk with the animals at Bayou Savage National Wildlife Refuge, and leap into learning at the Louisiana Children's Museum.
Dive into an unforgettable experience at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Encourage the marine scientist in your child as they feel a rubbery stingray in the touch pool and watch southern rockhopper penguins waddle around and wave their flippers. Cast a virtual reel and learn all about Louisiana'sfishingindustry in the interactive Geaux Fish aquarium showcase, or take a gander at hundreds of exotic birds at Parakeet Pointe. Whether they're checking out the Great Maya Reef or learning about the Gulf of Mexico, your children will leave as an aquatic lover for life.
Revel in nature at the Bayou Savage National Wildlife Refuge. With over 24,000 acres of stunning marshes and coastal forest, this gem is only 15 minutes away from the French Quarter but feels a world apart. Grab a canoe and check out a wide variety of wildlife, including marsh birds and waterfowl. Dive into the freshwater lagoons and find catfish and bluegills navigating the waters. As you hike the paths, your child will enjoy learning about the endangered species—keep an eye out for the alligators, white-tailed deer, and minks afoot! Hunting and fishing is available with the proper permits.
Transport yourself to a world of wonder at the Louisiana Children's Museum. Let your child whip up a sculpture or painting in the Art Trek Studio, or conduct science experiments in the popular Fetch!Zone, complete with lights, magnets, and problem solving games. Kids will enjoy figuring out how their muscles work on the rock climbing wall, and learn all about fire safety in the Safety Zone. With science, cooking, music, and movement camps available, this is the perfect area for a day-long (or week-long) expedition.
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