Nola Family’s Best Bets for the Weekend


Jazz Fest may be over, but there’s still plenty to do this weekend in New Orleans! So take a look and make some memories with your family!


Movies in the Park: The Jungle Book (2016), Lakeview Playground. Rain site: Gernon Brown Rec Center. The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission offers family-friendly, outdoor movie screenings at NORDC parks and playgrounds across the city. Free. For more information, visit 6-9 pm. 

*NORDC has announced that the movie will take place at the Gernon Brown Recreation Center, 1001 Harrison Ave.



AMC Sensory Friendly Films: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, AMC Elmwood Palace 20, AMC Westbank Palace 16. AMC has partnered with the Autism Society to bring unique movie showings. Visit to confirm theater, date and time. 10 am. 

Studio KIDS: Instrumental, New Orleans Museum of Art. Make some noise after you create an instrument out of found objects inspired by African and Oceania instruments. $25/members, $30/non-members. For more information or to register, call 504.658.4128 or email 10 am-noon. 

Studio KIDS! at the New Orleans Museum of Art

StoryQuest: Boats, New Orleans Museum of Art. Professional authors, actors and artists bring the world of children’s literature to NOMA in this family program. Family activities are offered after each StoryQuest to encourage museum exploration. Free with museum admission. Ages 2-7. For more information, call 504-658-4128 or email 11:30 am-noon. 

National Train Day Open House, Crescent City Model Railroad Club, 701 N. Lester Ave., Metairie. Visit this tribute to the evolution to the Iron Horse, from early steam locomotives to modern diesel locomotives running on the Crescent Lines. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12 and free for kids 5 and younger. For more information, visit or call 504.737.3723. Noon-6 pm.


Mother’s Day Celebration, Audubon Zoo. On the second Sunday in May each year, mothers of all ages get complimentary admission into the zoo on Mother’s Day. Free. 10 am-5 pm.

Irma Thomas performs at the Mother’s Day Celebration at the Audubon Zoo

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