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Educational Opportunities NOLA

New Orleans is full of learning experiences for all types of groups. Find what suites your interests best.

From music and food to swamps and alligator farms, New Orleans is the most fun your group will ever have!  New Orleans is a magical place and with unlimited options, history, culture and musical heritage, it is the perfect setting for your youth group. 

To customize your itinerary, contact Thu Tran at ttran@neworleanscvb.com.

BACKSTREET CULTURAL MUSEUM

1116 Henriette Delille St.

New Orleans, LA 70116

Tel: 504-522-4806

info@backstreetmuseum.org

www.backstreetmuseum.org

The Backstreet Cultural Museum is filled with exhibits reflecting aspects of the unique cultural traditions and institutions of African-American culture in New Orleans. These traditions include Mardi Gras Indians and Jazz Funerals.

BLOWDIE ENTERTAINMENT

Contact: Gregory Davis

336 Camp Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

Tel: 504-410-4100

booking@blowdieentertainment.com

Workshops and clinics available on the history of New Orleans traditional brass band music. Call for more information.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER (CAC)

Contact: Marianna Sheppard

900 Camp Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

Tel: 504-528-3805

msheppart@cacno.org

www.cacno.org

Bring your class of young artists to the Contemporary Arts Center to explore and exchange creative processes with professional New Orleans artists. Artist Exchange field trips introduce young artists to applied skills in the arts, reinforce Common Core Standards, and address the needs and abilities of all students. These learning experiences engage students by enabling them to discover new interests while learning through and about the arts. Choose from classes in theater, dance, music, visual arts, and creative writing! Workshops last for 3.5 hours. Call for more information.

DESTREHAN PLANTATION

Contact: Angela Matherne

13034 River Road

Destrehan, LA 70047

Tel: 985-764-9315

DestPlan@aol.com or info@destrehanplantation.org

The Heritage Education Program offers students a grade level appropriate guided tour of the big house in addition to folk like demonstrations with hands-on experiences. A teacher's resource book, classroom materials, and a resource library are available upon booking a field trip to our site.

EDGAR DEGAS HOUSE

Contact: Marie Carr

2306 Esplanade Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70119

Tel: 504-821-5009

tours@degashouse.com

www.degashouse.com

"Degas, Pencils & Pizzas" is an evening of history, art and culture. Includes a tour of the house where Degas lived and painted 18 paintings, a time line of his personal history and world history, and a 30 minute documentary of his life in New Orleans. Also features an art lesson complete with drawing paper and charcoal pencils as well as pizza and pralines.

FRENCH QUARTOUR KIDS

Contact: Jill Dresser

330 Friscoville Avenue

Arabi, LA 70032

Tel: 504-975-5355

www.fqkids@gmail.com

www.frenchquartourkids.com

We are a tour company just for kids! We offer educational, entertaining kids walking tours throughout the French Quarter. These tours are recommended for kids aged 6 to 16 year old - though grown-up chaperones and other ages will also enjoy our tours! All tours are designed and led by a trained teacher. We'll take your kids on a trip through time they'll never forget!

FLEUR DECUERS PROGRAMS

Contact: Jayna Morgan

New Orleans, LA

Tel: 504-931-5808

fleurdecuers@gmail.com

www.fleurdecuers.com

Fleur Decuers - Student dining and entertainment programs. Join Fleur Decuers for an exciting way of approaching music and dance! Featuring some of New Orleans most respected musicians and performers! Learn the history of jazz music in New Orleans, how jazz was developed, how to dance hip hop, make a Mardi Gras mask, and so much more! Also have breakfast, lunch, and dinner catering options available for students and adults. All ages welcome!

GROW DAT YOUTH FARM

Contact: Jenelle Malbrough

150 Zachary Taylor Drive

New Orleans, LA 70124

Tel: 504-300-1132

jenelle@growdatyouthfarm.org

www.growdatyouthfarm.org

Facilitated team-building exercise opener. Guided tour of our 7-acre farm with a Grow Dat alumni of the fields, birding corridor, and eco-campus. In depth discussion on sustainable agriculture and biodiversity. Historical discussion of the site and city park from its creation to present day use. Tour closing exercise and reflections.

LEVEE EXHIBIT HALL AND RAIN GARDEN

Contact: Sandy Rosenthal

5000 Warrington Drive

New Orleans, LA 70122

volunteer@levees.org

www.levees.org

Residents and visitors alike can view six museum-quality exhibit panels housed in a 100-foot walkway. The text and forty photographs tell the story and bust the myths still encircling the 2005 flooding during Katrina. The six panels are about ALL the levee breaches, ALL the neighborhoods, ALL the lives. The beautiful garden uses native plans which helps manage stormwater onsite and reduce the load on the municipal drainage system. The exhibit hall and garden is free, open to everyone.

LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Contact: Amanda Wuerstlin

1010 Common Street, Suite 2120

New Orleans, LA 70112

Tel: 504-523-6530 ext 501

Amanda.wuerstlin@lpomusic.com

www.lpomusic.com

Open rehearsals on select weekdays. Students will participate in a pre-rehearsal talk that includes music history and trivia. They will visit with world-renowned artists and meet LPO musicians.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY

Contact: Dr. Joseph Hebert, Director of Bands

6363 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70118

Tel: 504-865-3748

jghebert@loyno.edu

Observe Musical Classes - Choral/Instrumental. Observe Recitals - Based on Availability. Observe Rehearsals - Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Choral. Call for info and rates.

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM

Contact: Meghan Sens

945 Magazine Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

Tel: 504-528-1944 x222 or 877-813-3329 x222

meghan.sens@nationalww2museum.org

www.nationalww2museum.org

Tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the worldTM. Guaranteed to move and educate, The National WWII Museum features a 4D cinematic experience, interactive exhibits, soaring air craft, personal histories and more. An incomparable experience for all generations. Ask about our group rates! Open daily.

NEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS (NOCCA)

Contact: Brian Hammell, Director of Communications

2800 Chartres Street

New Orleans, LA 70117

Tel: 504-940-2854

bhammell@noccainstitute.com

www.nocca.com

The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is a regional, pre-professional arts training center that offers secondary school-age children intensive instruction in dance, media arts, music (classical, jazz, vocal), theatre arts (drama, musical theatre, theatre design), visual arts, culinary arts, and creative writing. Call for information or visit the website.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Contact: Matt Hampsey

Visitor Center - 916 N. Peters Street, New Orleans, LA, 70116, Tel: 504-589-4841

Headquarters - 419 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130, Tel: 504-589-4806

Old U.S. Mint - 400 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70116, Tel: 504-589-2266

matt_hampsey@nps.gov

www.nps.gov/jazz.htm

Only in New Orleans could there be a National Park for Jazz! Drop by their French Market visitor center to inquire about musical events around town. Attend a jazz concert or ranger performance at the new state of the art performance venue in the Old U.S. Mint. Visitor Center is open 9:00am-5:00pm, Tuesday-Saturday. Headquarters is open daily, 8:00am-4:30pm. Old U.S. Mint is open 10:00am-4:30pm, Tuesday-Saturday.

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART

Contact: Elise Solomon

1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park

New Orleans, LA 70124

Tel: 504-658-4128 / 504-658-4100

education@noma.org

www.noma.org

The Education Division at NOMA is eager to share their exciting arts education programs with students, educators, and parents. Offering a variety of programs designed especially for students and educators, including guided tours, outreach programs, workshops, and art classes. Call for more info.

NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF GLASSWORKS AND PRINTMAKING STUDIO, THE

Contact: Geriod Barrone

727 Magazine Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

Tel: 504-529-7279

neworleansglassworks@gmail.com

www.neworleansglassworks.com

FREE DAILY demonstrations in glassblowing, printmaking, torch-working, and metal sculpture are offered. Two-hour short courses offer HANDS-ON opportunities education in glassblowing, scientific torch-working, printmaking, paper engineering and copper enameling. Visit our website:

NEW ORLEANS OPERA ASSOCIATION

Contact: John Fink, Box Office Manager & Education Coordinator

616 Girod St. Suite 200

New Orleans, LA 70130

Tel: 504-529-3000

jfink@neworleansopera.org

www.neworleansopera.org

Student groups up to seniors in High School can attend the final dress rehearsals of New Orleans Opera productions free of charge!

OAK ALLEY PLANTATION

Contact: Hillary Loeber

3645 Highway 18

Vacherie, LA 70090

Tel: 225-265-2152

hloeber@oakalleyplantation.com

www.oakalleyplantation.com

Tour the historic plantation and learn how people lived their daily lives during the 1830's. Learn what crops they grew, politics, how the home was built, and when the trees were planted. Witness the "slavery at Oak Alley" exhibit's reconstructed slave quarters and learn about those who made plantation luxuries possible. Learn the stories of the Civil War and blacksmith demonstrations.

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART

Contact: Ellen Balkin, Education Coordinator

925 Camp Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

Tel: 504-539-9608

ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org

www.ogdenmuseum.org

Museum Tour & Scavenger Hunt! Helps children to broaden their knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South. The museum also offers docent led tours.

PRESERVATION HALL

Contact: Debbie Guidry

726 St. Peter Street

New Orleans, LA 70116

Tel: 504-522-2841

Debbie@preservationhall.com

www.preservationhall.com

Students can attend a private concert with historical & musical education in historic Preservation Hall.

Contact for prices.

TULANE UNIVERSITY

Contact: Leonard Raybon, Director of Choirs/Voice Instruction

6823 St. Charles Avenue, Dixon Hall

New Orleans, LA 70118

Tel: 504-865-5267

lraybon@tulane.edu

Call for educational opportunities.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS

2000 Lakeshore Drive

New Orleans, LA 70148

www.choralnut.com

Contact : Steve Masakowski, Director of Jazz Studies

Tel: 504-280-5438, smasakow@uno.edu

Dr. Caroline Carson, Director of Choral Activities

Tel: 504-280-6037, cpcarson@uno.edu

Dr. Charles Taylor, Chair - Department of Music

Tel: 504-280-7206, ctaylor@uno.edu

Seminars/Workshops. Concerts to attend. Call for opportunities.

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