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sigKIDS Convention Exhibits | Places Near the Convention Center |

A Bit Farther Away | Restaurants

sigKIDS Convention Exhibits

Louisiana Children's MuseumLouisiana Children's Museum - Blow bubbles, shop at Sav-A-Center, and become a news anchor on Kidwatch at the only museum in New Orleans where you're encouraged to touch the exhibits. Despite its name, the Children's Museum isn't just for kids. Learning has never been more entertaining than at the Children's Museum.

Make sure you check out the two special sigKIDS presentations at the Museum -- Bateaux2000, a soccer game on the water using computer-controlled boats, and The Remote Visual Vehicle, a hands-free motion controlled vehicle used for exploring dangerous terrain.

Contemporary Arts Center - Look at contemporary photography, art, and performances from local, regional, and international artists. Check out the SIGGRAPH exhibition featuring models of digital sculpture by Paul Higham.

Places Near the Convention Center

*The Audubon Institute - See the white tigers at the Audubon Zoo, pet the sharks at the Aquarium of the Americas, and catch Everest at New Orleans's only IMAX theater all in one day on the John James Audubon Eco-Cruise.

*The Aquarium of the Americas is near the Convention Center, but if you take the Zoo Cruise, all are accessible..

Cafe Du Monde - Sit back and relax and drink some cafe au lait and eat some beignets at one of Cafe du Monde's six locations throughout New Orleans.

Memorial Hall - The Confederate Civil War Museum - Holds more than 90% of all the artifacts preserved from the War Between the States. The Confederate Museum contains the second largest collection of Confederate memorabilia in the United States.

Musee Conti Wax Museum - Located in the French Quarter, the Musee Conti Wax Museum displays some of New Orleans's most famous historical events and people in life-like wax representations.

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum - Immerse yourself in the essence of Voodoo culture with French Quarter tours and the Voodoo/Cemetery Walking Tour.

The NatchezSteamboat Natchez Riverboat Cruise - Cruise down the Mississippi in New Orleans's only steamboat, the Natchez.

The Superdome - Home to the New Orleans Saints and special events like the Bayou Classic and Tulane Division I Football and Basketball.

A Bit Farther Away

Celebration Station - Play miniature golf, ride the bumper boats, play arcade games, and eat pizza while watching the featured animatronic show.

City Park - Ride the famous Lupin Foundation Carousel and other amusement park rides, take a tour through Storyland, and walk through the beautiful Botanical Gardens before feeding the ducks on City Park's campsites.

Jazzland - New Orleans's only theme park, based mostly on the old Ponchartrain Beach Amusement Park. Experience rides like the Mega-Zeph, the Sonic Slam, and the Voodoo Volcano and stay late to catch the parade that passes through every night.

Louisiana Nature and Science Center - Watch a laser show at the planetarium or walk through the nature trails and science exhibits.

Mardi Gras World - View some of the most famous Mardi Gras floats ever made and have some free King Cake at the place where Mardi Gras comes alive.

New Orleans Museum of ArtNew Orleans Museum of Art - See the art of Norman Parks and the Golden Years of Faberge by Henrik Wigstrom this summer at NOMA. You can also check out NOMA's collection of fine art year-round.

 

 

Zephyr Field - Home to New Orleans's AAA baseball team, the Zephyrs, and soccer team, the Storm.

Restaurants

yummy crawfish!

Near the Convention Center

French Quarter

Emeril's Restaurant
800 Tchoupitoulas St.
(504)528-9393

Brennan's Restaurant
417 Royal St.
(504)525-9711

Ernst Cafe
600 S. Peters St.
(504)525-8544

Crawgators Restaurant
301 Decatur St.
(504)569-1002
Mike Anderson's Seafood Restaurant
1 Poydras St.
(504)522-7727
Hard Rock Cafe
418 N. Peters St.
(504)529-5617
Mother's Restaurant
401 Poydras St.
(504)523-9656
House of Blues
225 Decatur St.
(504)529-2583
Mulate's Cajun Restaurant
201 Julia St.
(504)522-1492
K-Paul's La Kitchen
416 Chartres St.
(504)524-7394
Praline Connection
907 S. Peters St.
(504)523-3973
Landry's Seafood House
400 N. Peters St.
(504)558-0038
Red Bike
746 Tchoupitoulas St.
(504)529-2453
Mena's Palace
622 Iberville St.
(504)525-0217

Ugly Dog Saloon and BBQ
401 Howard Ave.
(504)569-8459

Messina's Restaurant
200 Chartres St.
(504)523-3681
Warehouse District Pizza
325 Howard Ave.
(504)523-6657
Planet Hollywood
620 Decatur St.
(504)522-7826

This page created by sigKIDS members Gerrelda Ferrand and Jinger Roy

 

 
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