5 Rainy Day Favorites

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Posted on: April 7 2015 | Posted in: Family Travel Tips

Rain, rain, go away; come again another day, right? In New Orleans we offer plenty of fun activities to keep you entertained while staying dry. Don’t let a rainy day dampen your family fun! We’ve detailed our favorites for you!  

Mardi Gras World

Mardi Gras World
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Experience Mardi Gras behind the scenes. The entire family will be amazed to learn how the gorgeous, giant Mardi Gras floats are made. Kern Studios, the genius behind the magic, has been in the float building business since 1947.

Not only will you walk through a massive indoor facility where the floats are built from the ground up, Mardi Gras will come to life. Your family will get to dress up in elaborate Mardi Gras costumes, eat free King Cake, and watch a historic video about the origins behind Mardi Gras! Bring your camera. This is an experience you’ll want remember for years to come!

Tour times: 9:30am to 5:30pm 7 days a week

Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium 

Audubon Butterfly Garden
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Use all five senses as your family explores the largest insect museum in North America. Learn why insects are the building blocks to all of life on Earth. You’ll explore thousands of

specimens (live and preserved) as you examine the vastly different shapes, sizes, and colors of the largest group of animals on the planet.

You’ll shrink to bug size within the Insectarium as you wander through a Louisiana swamp and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden.  

CLICK HERE to save $3 off admission to the Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Entergy IMAX Theatre

Entergy IMAX Theatre
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Kids will love experiencing larger-than-life adventures as they explode from the screen. Located next to the Aquarium of the Americans, Entergy IMAX Theatre features some of the world’s most advanced motion picture technology with a special six-channel, multi-speaker sound system and five and a half story tall silver screen.

Bonus: The theater has special viewings of major motion pictures throughout the year. Shows begin every house Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas 

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Courtesy Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Your family will experience aquatic life in the most vivid and unique way as you walk beneath a Caribbean Reef, explore Adventure Island, feed a stingray, and journey the Mighty Mississippi River. Behold penguins, sharks, stingrays, and other deep-sea creatures as you wander through the aquarium.

CLICK HERE to save $3 off admission to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

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