Louisiana Children’s Museum Breaks Ground

Date Posted: 05.30.2017

On May 20th, The Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) broke ground at their new site within New Orleans City Park. The new eight-acre campus will have indoor and outdoor environmental elements including decks, bridges, sensory and edible gardens, a floating classroom and a restored interpretive wetlands area. The 56,000 sf facility will include five new indoor exhibit galleries, as well as a literacy center, a parent/teacher resource center, museum store and café.

“Today we are breaking ground both literally and symbolically,” said Julia Bland, Chief Executive Officer of LCM. “We are ready for construction to begin, but we are also celebrating the groundbreaking public/private partnerships that have come together to make a difference in the lives—and futures—of Louisiana’s youngest citizens.”

With an investment from the State of Louisiana, strategic partnerships and funds secured through private donations from 63 cities in 18 states and the District of Columbia, LCM has secured $45.5 million needed to begin the project. The project is targeting LEED Silver certification and is slated to open in early 2019.

Mithun is providing architecture, landscape architecture and interior design services. Waggonner & Ball are collaborating local architects, and exhibits are designed by Gyroscope, Inc.