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Cultural Exchange: Museum Month Offers Cerebral Saturation

Triple digit temperatures make August a perfect time to spend some time indoors, like at a museum. Fortunately, New Orleans Museum Month (a.k.a. August) is almost upon us offering an opportunity for local to soak SoLa’s numerous cultural offerings.


Through the New Orleans Museum Month program, members of any one of the participating institutions can get two people into any of the participating spots free of charge. Culture lovers who aren't already a member of a museum can buy a membership at one spot, then get into the rest for free during August.


The program is designed to increase cultural awareness in a traditionally slow month for tourism and cultural spending.


“Museum Month is in its second year, and is a great opportunity to explore the city’s cultural institutions for free. At the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, this includes admission to our weekly Ogden After Hours program, so it’s a great time to visit us," explained Amelia Whittington, Membership and Development Manager at the Ogden.


The list of participating institutions includes:

  • Ashé Cultural Arts Center
  • Audubon Insectarium and Butterfly Garden
  • Beauregard Keyes House
  • Contemporary Arts Center
  • Confederate Memorial Hall Museum
  • Friends of the Cabildo
  • The Historic New Orleans Collection
  • Le Musee de f.p.c.
  • Longue Vue House and Gardens
  • Madame Johns Legacy
  • McKenna Museum of African American Art
  • New Orleans Museum of Art
  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • The Old U.S. Mint
  • SoFAB
  • National World War II Museum


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