Things to Do With Kids in New Orleans

Bourbon Street is known worldwide as an adult playground. But what is there for kids to do in New Orleans? Plenty. Here we’ve compiled a fun-filled hit list of eight great family-friendly destinations—from make-believe fantasy worlds to real-life animal safaris—for Crescent City visitors with grown-ups in tow.

No one stimulates a child’s wild side quite like the Audubon Nature Institute, which operates numerous kid-centric attractions throughout the city, in addition to Uptown’s Audubon Park and Woldenberg Park in the French Quarter. Tickets may be purchased individually for each venue, or bundled in a thrifty “Audubon Experience” package that allows entry to all and is valid for 30 days following your initial visit.