Enrichment, Stages

Inspiring Stories For Your Next Family Trip

This summer, your family can travel in your own city for free, using the New Orleans Public Library’s Culture Pass program. This service allows Orleans Parish residents and Library cardholders to visit a variety of attractions across the city for free.

Culture Pass Partners include The Audubon Nature Institute (the zoo and aquarium!), the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses, National WWII Museum, New Canal Lighthouse Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Passes for all partner organizations admit two adults and up to seven children, depending on the location. All Culture Pass partners require advance reservation for admission. Passes can be reserved online at culturepass.nolalibrary.org. Staff at all Library locations can also help you book a ticket. Just call or stop by your local Library for assistance.

If you’re craving sights further away from home, check out these books sure to inspire the travel bug in your family:

Young Readers:

The Airport Book by Lisa Brown

Mommy’s Hometown by Home Lim & Jaime Kim

Pete the Cat’s Family Road Trip by Kimberly & James Dean

Middle Grade:

National Monuments of the U.S.A. by Cameron Walker & Chris Turnham

Mexikid by Pedro Martín


Our Not-so-lonely Planet Travel Guide vol. 1 by Mone Sorai

Rules for Rule Breaking by Talia Tucker

This article was originally published in June 2024.

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