There is no shortage of activities in the wonderful city of New Orleans. Its fusion of African, American and French cultures is evident in the vibrant activities that do not discriminate the age. Here are 7 great activities for both adults and kids.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

With over 15,000 aquatic animals, the 30 feet Caribbean Reef tunnel promises a full day of adventure. Ocean lovers can pet a baby shark or have a close encounter with a white alligator. Sea creatures from big to small would definitely entertain both young and old.

Louisiana Children's Museum

Interactive exhibits are great bonding moments for the whole family. In this New Orleans museum, learning stalls presenting lessons in art, science, music and science would educate everybody. It is never too late to learn things in this 30,000 square feet of gallery.

Musee Conti Wax Museum

An experience of life-sized wax statues is a great sight for those who want to know New Orleans history. Families can roam around the museum on their own but can also avail of guided tours if they ask the reception. The contents on the museum are available in different languages.

New Orleans Museum of Art

This century-old museum displays 46 areas narrating four millenniums of art history. There are European and American artworks. Aside from that, there are paintings from around the world: Asia, Africa and Oceania. Hardcore art lovers would love the Peter Carl Fabergé collection.

Steamboat Natchez

With three trips a day, this classic Steamboat Natchez in New Orleans offer a scenic river cruise during the day or at night. While on the cruise, guests are treated with local jazz music. Dinner is available for the last trip.


This wonderful theme park would bring out the child in every one. The large cartoon exhibits such as Captain Hook and Jack and Jill transports visitors to a different place. A whole day is enough to enjoy the 26 attractions featured in Storyland.

The New Canal Lighthouse

This is a famous New Orleans landmark that was built in 1839. This historic building houses a lighthouse with an audio tour of the history of the place. The lighthouse shines nightly.