Arsenal - Adjacent to the Cabildo, Jackson Square,
568-6968 - Permanent installation featuring ship models,
paintings, photographs, navigational devices and artifacts from
famous vessels. Open 9-5 Tue-Sun.
Cabildo - Jackson Square, 568-6990 - The site of the
Louisiana Purchase Transfer the museum houses a large permanent
exhibition of Louisiana history through the Civil War and
Reconstruction. Open 9-5 Tue-Sun.
Germaine Cazenave Wells Mardi Gras Museum - 813
Bienville St., Arnaud's Restaurant, 523-5433 - Carnival
costumes, vintage photographs and memorabilia from 1937-1968.
Open 9-10 daily; 6a.m.-10 Sat.
Musee Conti Wax Museum - 917 Conti St., 525-2605 - New
Orleans and Louisiana legends wax figures include music greats
such as Louis Armstrong, historical figures and more. Open 10
-5:30 Mon-Sat, noon-5:30 Sun.
Arts Center – 900 Camp St, 523-1216, 528-3805 –
Contemporary Art Gallery open 11-5 Tue-Sun; café open 9-5
Sun-Tue, 9-10 Wed-Sat.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art – 603 Julia St., 539-9600 –
Art from throughout the South. Open10-5 Mon-Fri and by
Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum - 724 Dumaine St., 523-7685 -
Artifacts and historic displays, psychic readings, a museum,
walking tours, a gift shop and more devoted to the history of
Voodoo in New Orleans. Open 10-8 daily.
THE FRENCH QUARTER &
MUSEUMS & EXHIBITS
The National D-Day Museum
The National D-Day Museum – 945
Magazine St., 527-6012 Museum dedicated to World War II with a
focus on the D-Day invasion and the Pacific Theatre. Exhibits
include a reproduction of the Higgins boat (designed and built
in New Orleans) that brought the troops ashore, artifacts,
weapons, uniforms, interactive stations, and films such as D-Day
Remembered. Open 9-5 daily, closed holidays.
Aquarium of the Americas - 1 Canal St. at the
Mississippi River, 861-2537 - Exhibits sharks, penguins and
exotic fish. Caribbean reef, sea otter gallery and more. Open
9:30-6 Sun-Thu, 9:30-7 Fri-Sat (last ticket sold one hour before
Orleans Collection – 533 Royal St., 523-4662 – Permanent
showcase of the city’s history. Open Tue-Sat 10-4:45.
Entergy IMAX Theater - Canal St at Miss. River next to
the Aquarium. 504-581-4629 Hours: Shows daily This theater,
with a screen 5-1/2 stories tall,. shows nature films related
to the earth, sea and space that provide wholesome family
Orleans Pharmacy Museum - 514 Chartres St., 565-8027 -
Mid-1800s apothecary shop displays voodoo, medical and
pharmaceutical cures and treatments throughout New Orleans
history. Open 10-5 Tue-Sun.
Old U.S. Mint - 400 Esplanade Ave., 568-6990 Exhibits of
Confederate currency and coins, it also holds the New Orleans
Jazz Club collection of instruments used by the city's jazz
legends. Open 9-5 Tue-Sun.
The Presbytere -751 Chartres St., 568-6968 - A
fascinating permanent Mardi Gras exhibit. Part of Louisiana
State Museum. Open 9-5 Tue-Sun.
Research Center - 410 Chartres St., 598-7171 -
Historical collection of art, letters, maps, artifacts,
documents and more detailing the history of Louisiana and
surrounding areas. Open 10-4:30 Tue-Sat.
Louisiana Children’s Museum – 420
Julia St., 523-1357 – Interactive exhibits and hands-on learning
about science, nature and everyday life. Open 9:30-4:30 Tue-Sat,
noon-4:30 Sun, closed holidays.
Memorial Hall Foundation - Confederate Civil War Museum -
929 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130; (504) 523-4522
Second largest collection of Confederate memorabilia in
the world in the oldest continually operating museum in
Louisiana. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday-Saturday (closed Sundays) Closed holidays: