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Louisiana Children’s Museum

A new educational center promotes environmental awareness by integrating architecture with landscape and water.

The choreography of the visitor experience connects people and nature – moving through groves of live oaks, across water and into the courtyard and sensory gardens beyond. Perched over water, the museum features a large covered outdoor gathering area that connects to a meandering bridge.

The facility is composed of two bars framing a courtyard and outdoor exhibit areas themed to three different types of Louisiana landscapes.

Inside, program includes a Nature and Interpretive Center, a theater, café, gift shop, permanent and traveling exhibit galleries, an early learning center, and offices for staff and partner organizations.

The building is targeted for LEED Silver certification and a Sustainable Sites project.


Louisiana Children’s Museum



Project Area

57,000 SF

Design Team

Architect, Landscape Architect, Interior Designer: Mithun

Associate Architect: Waggonner & Ball

Engineer – Structural: Thornton Tomasetti

Engineer – Civil: Schrenk Endom Flanagan

Engineer – MEP: ARUP

General Contractor: Roy Anderson Corp.