Welcome to the Children's Museum!

The Children’s Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that relies on ticket sales, memberships, birthday parties and other sources to operate. This closure comes during our busiest field trip season, making the impact all the more severe. It has also impacted our fundraising events and put a temporary hold on our summer camp programs.

We have taken immediate steps to put the organization in the best position to be able to re-open when it’s safe to do so. Things will be a little different at first but we cannot wait to see everyone’s smiling faces again real soon. Until then we are asking for your support.

If you’re able, please help us keep the lights on. We remain hopeful that together we can continue our mission for the children and families of Southwest Louisiana for many more years to come. We will all get through this…TOGETHER!

The Children’s Museum is a 501 c(3) Non-Profit organization located in the heart of Downtown Lake Charles.
We provide hands on educational exhibits and programs to children and their families in a safe and
stimulating atmosphere that promotes creativity, imagination and learning!
Call: (337) 433-9420
Museum Hours:

Monday - Saturday

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


1-5 p.m.


The museum office and registers

close at 4:30 p.m.


CLOSED: Sunday, April 12


Admission Rates:
Children and Adults - $9.00
Infants (23 months & under) - Free
Senior Citizens (55 +) - $7.00
Active Duty Military - $7.50  
Pre-scheduled groups of
10 or more - $7.00
The Children's Museum is located at 327 Broad Street in Downtown
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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We are currently working on plans to reopen. We will share this information as it becomes available. Please note new safety measures and policies will be in place. We ask for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. Thank you! 

Photography Permission Policy

Periodically, the Children's Museum of Southwest Louisiana takes photographs and video of Children's Museum visitors and activities for use for promotional and editorial materials and grant requests. With admission into the Children's Museum, you give permission to the Children's Museum for the recording of photographs and/or video of yourself and your dependents. You grant the Children's Museum all rights to use these still or moving images for educational, promotional, advertising and other purposes which advance the overall mission of the museum. All rights to the photographs and video belong to the Children's Museum. Children are never identified by name.

Thank You to Our Annual Supporters!
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Visiting Downtown Lake Charles? Check out the area's other places and community events!

Thank You to Our 2019 Imagination Celebration Sponsors!
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The Children's Museum of Southwest Louisiana, Inc.      327 Broad Street      Downtown Lake Charles, LA 70601     337-433-9420