Temporarily CLOSED

The Children's Museum received substantial damage from Hurricane Laura. Please keep the museum and all of Southwest Louisiana in your thoughts and prayers as we go through the recovery process.

We ask for your patience and understanding during this time. Thank you! 

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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.

The Children’s Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that relies on ticket sales, memberships, birthday parties and other sources to operate. This pandemic has put a great financial strain on especially children's museums and cancelled 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 by incorporating a contactless ticketing system and timed play sessions with cleaning breaks before and after each. Things will be a little different but we cannot wait to see everyone’s smiling faces again. We ask for your continued 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!

Thank You to Our Annual Supporters!
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The Children’s Museum is a 501 c(3) Non-Profit organization. 
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!

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Thank You to Our 2019 Imagination Celebration Sponsors!
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