The Louisiana Children’s Museum has announced that it has secured the funding necessary to break ground on its new $45.5 million, 8.5-acre campus in City Park.
The Museum is moving from its long-standing warehouse district location on Julia Street to City Park. The new facilities will feature an immersive music, art and cultural heritage exhibit, interactive galleries focused on Louisiana’s natural environment, the Mississippi River, among others. Plans also call for a literacy center, five indoor exhibit galleries, a parent-teacher resource center, an edible garden, a sensory garden, an event lawn and a full-service cafe, which will be managed by Liberty’s Kitchen.
Museum, City Park, and City leaders made the announcement today.
Funding for the new project comes from $17 million in private donations and $28.5 million in state of Louisiana capital outlay funds.
Roughly 125,000 people visit the existing site every year. The Museum anticipates that the new campus will attract 225,2000 annual visitors.
Seattle-based Mithun and Waggonner & Ball of New Orleans are architects on the project. Check out the renderings below.
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