New Orleans museums to offer free admission for ‘Museum Month’ this August

More than a dozen local museums will offer free admission in August during “New Orleans Museum Month.” Guests can take advantage of this summer steal as long as you’re a member at a participating institution.

Photo courtesy: National WWII Museum

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The promotion includes a mix of major art museums and cultural landmarks throughout the greater New Orleans area. Some of the notable locations include the National WWI Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Contemporary Arts Center, National WWII Museum and Longue Vue House and Gardens.

New Orleans Museum Month lasts through August. If you’re not currently a member of a participating museum, this might be a good time to consider trying it out.

Visit the websites of participating locations for membership pricing.

August also kicks off the month-long Coolinary dining promotion offering prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at some of the city’s top restaurants.

Find out more information about “Museum Month” participating locations and other “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” promotions here.

The full list of participating museums 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 & Beverage Museum

Confederate Memorial Hall Museum

Newcomb Art Museum

New Canal Lighthouse

New Orleans Jazz Museum

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

Don’t feel like making the trip down to New Orleans? No problem! The USS Kidd, The LSU Museum of Art and The Louisiana Arts and Science Museum all off free admission on the first Sunday of the month! In addition to that admission to the Old State Capitol Museum is free.