Audubon Aquarium of the Americas – Located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter Audubon Aquarium of the Americas immerses you in an underwater world. The colors of a Caribbean reef come alive in our walk-through tunnel, while our penguins and Southern sea otter enchant you with their antics. Touch a sting ray, feed a parakeet, and marvel at our gigantic sharks, tarpon, and rays in the 400,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Audubon Insectarium – Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street, encourages you to use all five senses as you explore North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. You’ll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet and along the way, you’ll be shrunk to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs, by bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday from 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Audubon Zoo – Located in historic Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters and lush gardens. Unique natural habitat exhibits—such as the award-winning Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle—showcase the relationship between people and nature.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday-Sunday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
City Park – City Park is as magical and unique as the city of New Orleans. The 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanians since 1854, making it one of the nation’s oldest urban parks. Today’s City Park offers something for everyone. Stop and smell the roses in the Botanical Garden. Enjoy art in the open-air Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Stroll through the sprawling green space or get active on the park’s biking, jogging, and walking paths.
Destrehan Plantation – Established in 1787 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Destrehan Plantation remains the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley. Travel from the French and Spanish Colonial periods, through the antebellum grandeur of the sugar barons, to the ravages of the Civil War and the rebirth of reconstruction. You will find yourself immersed in the rich history of Louisiana when French was the language, and the white gold of sugar drove the economy. Family stories of those free and enslaved set against the fabric of history will intrigue every visitor to the site.
Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Harrah’s New Orleans Casino – Only a few blocks from the Hilton Riverside and the New Orleans Convention Center, experience a fun, friendly casino atmosphere at Harrah’s New Orleans. New and old friends cheer you on as you hit your lucky streak when you’re at Harrah’s New Orleans. So choose your favorite casino table game and let the good times roll!
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens – Known as the Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is so much more than just a tour of a grand antebellum estate. Experience the southern splendor of “The Sugar Palace” when you step into 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork.
Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Longue Vue House and Gardens – Founded by philanthropists Edith and Edgar Stern, Longue Vue House and Gardens is a multifaceted historic estate featuring a world-class house museum and eight acres of stunning gardens that include an unparalleled collection of Louisiana irises in New Orleans and an interactive Discovery Garden for children of all ages.
Hours of Operation: Open Monday-Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
New Orleans Botanical Garden – The New Orleans Botanical Garden is a located within City Park in New Orleans. Stop and smell the roses surrounded by twelve acres of gardens and art that await you at the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Last Entry at 4:00 PM
New Orleans Museum of Art – New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution, opened on December 16, 1911 with only 9 works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the south.
Hours of Operation: Open Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Closed Mondays
Southern Food & Beverage Museum – The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage.
Hours of Operation: Open Wednesday-Monday from 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Closed Tuesdays
The National World War II Museum – The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.
Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA – The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden occupies approximately five acres in City Park adjacent to NOMA. Spend the afternoon in this urban sanctuary, and walk among towering pines, mossy oaks and blooming magnolia trees while viewing more than 60 sculptures created by artists from across the globe.
Hours of Operation: Open Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM