Attractions for Kids

New Orleans Attractions will keep your kids entertained 

With so many fun and interesting things to see and do, New Orleans attractions will keep you and your family busy! We’ve listed our favorite activities for you below.

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Steamboat Natchez

Kids will love floating along the Mississippi River aboard the Steamboat Natchez! The family-friendly cruise features iconic New Orleans jazz and delicious homemade beignets. While you’re on the boat, tour the engine room and enjoy hearing the captain bark orders to crew members through an old-timey megaphone! Coupon Available!

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Mardi Gras World

There are plenty of tours in New Orleans, but none quite like this one. Take a tour of Mardi Gras World, where Mardi Gras is made. Kids love seeing the massive, beautiful floats being built from the ground up, trying on traditional Mardi Gras costumes, and eating a slice of king cake (which is very hard to find when it's not Mardi Gras season). No matter what time of year it is, families can take the tour, watch floats being built, and learn interesting facts about the history of Mardi Gras. Coupon Available! Read our blog.

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Audubon Zoo

New Orleans is home to one of the top-ranked zoos in the country. The Audubon Zoo features an exotic mix of animals from around the world, including unique white alligators and the stunning white tigers. You and your family will wander the grounds, exploring the animals’ natural habitats, like lush gardens and the Louisiana swamp, for “hands-on” animal encounters. It’s a must-visit for any family in town. Hours vary seasonally. 

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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Rated as a top aquarium, you and your family will love exploring the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. You’ll be able to walk beneath a vivid Caribbean Reef, be visually stunned by the lush beauty of an Amazon Rainforest and journey through our very own Mississippi River. Your family will love seeing the penguins, stingrays and other deep-sea creatures. There is a large collection of sharks and jellyfish to see, and you won't want to miss the white gator and new animals as the exhibits change. Its hours vary depending on the season. 

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Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland

The City Park of New Orleans offers some exciting rides and places to play. For only $4, kids can play on Captain Hook's pirate ship, play in the mouth of a whale with Pinocchio, or play at any one of over 25 storybook exhibits in Storyland. Kids are also admitted to the Carousel Gardens Amusement park where the rides are $3 each or unlimited for $17.