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.
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
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.