August in New Orleans means it is New Orleans Museum Month! If you are a member of any of the participating museums, then you have the opportunity to visit all participating institutions, FREE OF CHARGE, using their current membership throughout the month of August. How awesome is that?! We happen to be members of the Audubon Nature Institute, so we plan on partaking in as many museum experiences as possible. As of this writing, participating museums for 2018 include…
- The National WWII Museum
- New Orleans Museum of Art
- Ogden Museum of Southern Art
- Contemporary Arts Center
- Ashe Cultural Arts Center
- Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium
- Beauregard-Keyes House
- Longue Vue House and Gardens
- Southern Food and Beverage Museum
- Confederate Memorial Hall Museum
- Newcomb Art Museum
- New Canal Lighthouse
- New Orleans Jazz Museum
The New Orleans Museum of Art is in City Park, which has plenty of wonderful things to do and see. The Longue Vue House and Gardens is right off Metairie Road (which offers plenty of dining and shopping ), close to the parish line. Newcomb Art Museum is located on Tulane’s campus, close to Audubon Park. The New Canal Lighthouse is right on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain on Lakeshore Dr.
Several of the museums are close to one another, so you could visit several in one day to make the most out of your day. The Ashe Cultural Arts Center and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum are right down the street from each other on Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Confederate Memorial Hall Museum, Contemporary Arts Center, and The National WWII Museum are nestled together on Camp St. (technically the WWII Museum is on Magazine St.) and Andrew Higgins Blvd. right off of Lee Circle. If you don’t mind a little walking, the Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium is on the edge of the French Quarter on Canal St., while the Beauregard-Keyes House is on the other end of the French Quarter, close to the French Market and the New Orleans Jazz Museum.
We definitely suggest joining one of our local museums and enjoying the benefits not just during the month of August, but all year round at your favorite museum. Don’t forget to share your experiences throughout Museum Month by tagging yourself using #NolaMuseumMonth on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
See you at the museums!