New Orleans museums to offer free admission for ‘Museum Month’ this August

New Orleans museums to offer free admission for ‘Museum Month’ this August

NEW ORLEANS (NOLA WEEKEND) - More than a dozen New Orleans museums and cultural institutions will offer free admission during New Orleans Museum Month in August.

New Orleans Museum Month is a collaboration between museums of all sizes across the greater New Orleans area. It offers museum members the opportunity to visit all participating institutions, free of charge, using their current museum membership throughout the month of August.

The promotion includes a mix of major art museums and cultural landmarks throughout the New Orleans area.

This year’s list features the Backstreet Cultural Museum, which recently moved to a new home in Treme after the museum’s old location was damaged in Hurricane Ida.

Founded by Sylvester “Hawk” Francis in 1999, the museum celebrates New Orleans’ neighborhood parading culture with items like Mardi Gras Indians suits and Social Aid and Pleasure Club memorabilia. The museum also houses photos and videos of jazz funerals and second lines.

Other notable locations include the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, National WWII Museum, Sazerac House, Studio Be, Louisiana Children’s Museum and the Ogden Museum of Art.

New Orleans Museum Month lasts through August. If you’re not currently a member of a participating museum, this might be a good time to consider trying it out.

Visit the websites of participating locations for membership pricing. Find out more information about “Museum Month” participating locations here.

Here’s the full list of museums participating in Museum Month:

Ashe Cultural Arts Center

The Backstreet Cultural Museum

BK Historic House and Gardens

Contemporary Arts Center

Hermann-Grima House

The Historic New Orleans Collection

Longue Vue House and Gardens

Louisiana Children’s Museum

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience

New Orleans African American Museum

New Orleans Jazz Museum

New Orleans Museum of Art

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

Newcomb Art Museum

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Pitot House

Sazerac House

Studio Be

The National WWII Museum

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