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As Jean-Michel Cousteau says, “All kids start out as scientists, constantly asking ‘Why? What’s that? How does it work?’” Ritz Kids experiences at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans tap into that innate curiosity by introducing our youngest guests to both the natural wonders and the rich cultural traditions of our family-friendly hotel. With a diverse collection of vacation activities, in and around the city, kids are swept away by the four pillars of the program- – water, land, environmental responsibility and culture.

Children are treated to a VIP check-in at The Ritz Kids Express in New Orleans! 

At The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans even our youngest guests will receive a warm welcome with a complimentary Ritz Kids activity book and crayons.

  • Coloring book with crayons 
  • Self-guided scavenger hunt at the hotel (receive a prize upon completion)

Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA
(504) 565-3033

Tuesday-Sunday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Audubon Zoo

6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA
(504) 581-4629

Tuesday-Friday | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

423 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA
(504) 524-2847

Tuesday-Sunday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Louisiana Children’s Museum

420 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA
(504) 523-1357

Tuesday-Saturday | 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday | 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mardi Gras World

1380 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA
(504) 361-7821

Daily | 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and Mardi Gras Day)

The first tour is at 9:30 a.m. and the last tour begins at 4:30 p.m., daily. Tours begin every half hour and last for approximately one hour.

Global Wildlife Center

26389 Louisiana 40
Folsom, LA
(985) 796-3585

Safari tours are available year round. Call daily to check the tour schedule.

Insta-Gator Ranch and Hatchery

23440 Lowe David Road
Covington, LA
(985) 892-3669

Both guided gator tours and egg hatching experiences are available.

French Quartour Kids

(504) 975-5355

Walking tours of The French Quarter geared towards children ages 4 through 18.