The new LCM sits on an 8.5 acres and is the first LEED-certified green, sustainable building in City Park. Images © 2019 Neil Alexander.
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Louisiana Children’s Museum Named Winner

Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) has been named as a winner of the USA Today 2020 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for Best New Museum.

The Museum placed 7th in the contest ranking above museums from across the country.

“We are incredibly grateful to the museum’s many supporters who voted for us and to USA Today for these nominations. It is an honor to be nominated in two categories and to be selected as a winner for Best New Museum,” said Julia Bland, LCM Chief Executive Officer. “It is especially thrilling that a new museum that honors children is considered one of the best in North America. And at a time when our city, our state, and our business community have identified early childhood as a priority for our focus and investments, the Louisiana Children’s Museum looks forward to the important work ahead.”

10Best Readers’ Choice Awards is USA Today’s source for online travel advice offering top-rated recommendations for a city’s best sights, restaurants, clubs, and shops. Louisiana Children’s Museum was nominated for the first time in two categories: Best New Museum and Best Children’s Museum. Winners were announced on February 28, 2020.


LCM, located in New Orleans City Park, offers five indoor exhibit galleries, as well as a literacy center, a parent-teacher resource center, museum store, and Acorn, A Dickie Brennan & Company Café. Outdoor environmental elements include decks, bridges, sensory and edible gardens, a floating classroom and restored interpretive wetlands. The museum is the primary resource in the State of Louisiana developed specifically for young children and their families that is open to the public.

To learn more about the Louisiana Children’s Museum, visit

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