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New Orleans Museum's

Beat the Heat: Indoor Summer Fun in New Orleans

 

Arched windows of the Pharmacy Museum, wrought iron sigh hanger

 

If you’ve ever visited New Orleans in the summertime, you know what it means to be hot and humid. It makes being outside almost unbearable at times, and the thirst for indoor activities is stronger than ever. Luckily, there are plenty of indoor activities to enjoy rather than walking around the French Quarter, hitting the Magazine St shops or visiting the Audubon Zoo.

Mardi Gras World is a popular attraction, with its mammoth halls filled with enormous, beautiful floats and Mardi Gras costumes and paraphernalia. Knowledgeable and experienced tour guides take you around behind the scenes of all the Mardi Gras action complete with history and interesting tidbits about the process behind the annual season. And in the end, enjoy a free slice of King Cake. Tickets are between $12.95 and $19.95, and there is a free shuttle with pickups at 20 convenient locations.

One of the newest museums in the city, Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond takes a closer look at Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, filled with exclusive photos, eyewitness accounts and state-of-the-art multimedia displays. There are a plethora of different iconic objects and pieces of wreckage on display which will offer a unique and unforgettable look at Katrina’s impact and the resilience of New Orleans and its communities. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and active military, and children are free.

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New Orleans Museums

 

New Orleans has no lack of museums, and as always, they celebrate the city’s renowned diversity.  For starters, there’s your traditional art museum, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. That is New Orleans’ flagship art museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park. It’s under new leadership in the person of Susan Taylor, and is proudly moving into its second century.  NOMA’s holdings include a significant collection of decorative arts and photography as well as painting, but for its second hundred years, it’s widening the spectrum of pieces in the permanent collection in its new show, NOMA 100.

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Experience the Cabildo

When most people think of New Orleans, they think of the food, drink, and music that this city is famous for.  While these things are worth savoring and experiencing, there is so much more to this beautiful city than simply food, drink, and music.  New Orleans is one of the most, if not the most, historically exciting cities in the United States.  This rich history is shown through in the architecture of this amazing city as well as the many museums that New Orleans has to offer.

To see the greatness of the museums that New Orleans has no offer one needs to look no further than the Louisiana State Museum.  This museum’s collection is so large that it cannot be housed in one building alone, but is spread throughout five different locations, all in the beautiful French Quarter of New Orleans.  One of these five locations is the Cabildo.

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