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Kids Learn and Grow at Children’s Museum of Lake Charles

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The Children’s Museum of Lake Charles is a learning museum that features interactive exhibits on science, folk life, Louisiana culture and history, and the arts. It is located in a historic three-story building in downtown Lake Charles and is a popular venue for families in the area. With 21,000 square feet of hands-on programs and displays, the museum is an engaging place for children to think, learn, create and play.

Exhibits include:

  • Compound pulleys
  • Indoor rock wall
  • Interactive bubble-making exhibit
  • Louisiana wetlands and the state’s seafood industry
  • Mock restaurant and grocery store
  • Nature center with birds and reptiles
  • Physics displays that explore Bernoulli’s Principle
  • Sophisticated model railroad display

The museum’s third floor features classrooms for activities, including seasonal arts and crafts and workshops for children in painting, drawing and other fine arts. New projects are held each week, from geometric construction paper animals to Mardi Gras necklaces. The museum also hosts special events that highlight the arts and sciences. 

Photo Credit: Children’s Museum of Lake Charles