Empowering New Generations
Louisiana Children’s Museum at City Park
New Orleans, LA
Supporting Children and Families
Following Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) adapted its mission to respond to the changing needs of its recovering community. By integrating indoor and outdoor interactive experiences in a park setting, LCM presents a unique model for children’s museums.
Connecting People with Nature
The museum’s new home is distributed into two linked buildings, carefully sited to protect existing live oaks while enhancing the lagoon and open space for environmental education. The choreography of the visitor experience connects people and nature – moving through groves of live oaks, across water, and into a courtyard and sensory gardens.
Diverse Community Resources
The co-location of a two-story exhibit wing with centers for literacy, parenting, early childhood research and environmental education creates a holistic and supportive environment for families. The City Park location uniquely supports outdoor experiences and environmental education, not possible at the previous Warehouse District site.