The entire month of August is Museum Month in New Orleans, and the best time to visit the rich variety of museums in the city. Score free entries at some museums and two-for-one entries to special exhibitions at the membership price. Some of the most popular museums include the National World War II Museum and the Audubon Butterfly Garden.
Whether your tastes are artsy, scientific, historic, or something in between, there are over 45 museums participating from Bywater to Uptown. Everybody should be able to explore the incredible museums of New Orleans, and August is the most budget-friendly month of all. Even the more expensive museums offer incredible deals, including special freebie nights and access to otherwise exclusive exhibitions.
To take advantage of Museum Month, you do need to be a member—and in August you can get a one-month membership with a two for one price. Extra discounts are also available on a museum-by-museum basis with membership.
You can purchase a membership at any of the museums, like the Beauregard-Keyes House or Confederate Memorial Hall Museum. Visit the Historic New Orleans Collection on Royal Street, or the New Canal Lighthouse for a romantic outing. In a city that boasts such a rich and varying history, even one month isn’t long enough to uncover all of the city’s gems.