Louisiana Educational Excursions
Afford your child the best chance to learn by taking field trips to different locations that encourage learning and curiosity. The locations listed below are wonderful tools in reinforcing the ideas taught in the classroom while having fun!
Alligator Bayou Swamp Tours
Cruise with us into the wild beauty of the Spanish Lake Basin, a primitive wilderness of swamps, bayous and lakes teeming with alligators, birds, cultural history and the Cajun joie de vivre for which Louisiana is famous. Experience the riches of the Cajun culture and others that settled this wetlands paradise 300 years ago.
Located just 15 minutes from Baton Rouge, Alligator Bayou invites you to laugh, learn and let the good times roll during our fun, entertaining eco-swamp tour or your corporate, private or school event on our bayou-side pavilion.
Phone: (225) 677-8297
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Reserve (Barataria)
Address: 7400 Hwy 45, Marrero, LA 70003;
Phone: (504) 589-2330.
Audubon Zoo New Orleans
One of the country’s top-ranked zoos, Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging natural habitats, lush gardens and resting spots, the mystical Louisiana swamp and ‘hands-on’ animal encounters. With innovative natural habitat exhibits and an animal collection ranging from the unique white alligators to the extraordinary white tigers, Audubon Zoo has become one of the Gulf South’s favorite family gathering spots.
Address: 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Audubon Aquairum of the Americas
Walk beneath the vivid Caribbean Reef, marvel at the lush beauty of the Amazon Rainforest and journey the Mississippi River at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas where penguins, sting rays, sharks and other deep sea creatures await your visit. Visit new animals and old favorites, too—including our beloved sea otters Buck and Emma!
Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Audubon Insectarium showcases the largest group of animals on the planet, insects! Since prehistoric times, insects have played invaluable roles: pollinating crops, decomposing waste and adding intrigue, color, texture and majesty to our world.
Address: 423 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Audubon Entergy IMAX Theatre
The wonders of nature are magnified at Entergy IMAX® Theatre, where larger-than-life adventures explode with the help of the world's most advanced motion picture technology. Entergy IMAX® Theatre is located next door to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and is one of only six in the world with its spectacular flat screen, single projection, IMAX® 3D and high-definition capabilities.
Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
New Orleans African Amiercan Museum of Art, Culture, and History
The New Orleans African American Museum is dedicated to the preservation, presentation and interpretation of the culture and heritage of New Orleans and the African Diaspora.
Address: 1418 Governor Nicholls St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Lousiana State University Museum of Natural Science
In 1999, the sixteen natural history collections at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge were designated by the state legislature as the "Louisiana Museum of Natural History." Together, these collections hold a total of more than 2.8 million specimens, objects, and artifacts that document the rich natural history of our state. These collections are dispersed among six independently administered units on campus, and include the Vascular Plant Herbarium, the Mycological Herbarium, the Lichen Herbarium (more information on these three collections can be found by following the LSU Herbarium link above), the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum, the Palynology Collection, the Mineralogy and Petrology Collections, the Textile and Costume Museum, the Louisiana Geological Survey Log Library and Core Repository, and, within the LSU Museum of Natural Science, the Collection of Amphibians and Reptiles, the Collection of Birds, the Collection of Fishes, the Collection of Genetic Resources, the Collection of Mammals, the Vertebrate Paleontology Collection, the Collection of Microfossils and Invertebrates, and the Anthropological and Ethnological Collections.
Address: 119 Foster Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Children's Museum of Acadiana
The Children's Museum of Acadiana (CMA) is a hands-on particpartory museum serving children and their families, schools, and community organizations by providing interactive exhibits, special services, performances, and workshops.
Address: 201 East Congress, Lafayette, LA 70501
T.R.E.E. House is a unique educational and cultural resource that represents the community's interest and investment in our children and their childhood. The museum provides playful learning experiences and environments where children (4-12 years), families, schools and community groups discover and explore their world through hands-on, exhibits and programs. The mission statement succinctly summarizes the Museum's commitment to the education of young children: Planting the seeds of learning.
Address: 1403 Third Street, Alexandria, LA 71301