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2013 Children’s World’s Fair at the Louisiana Children’s Museum

Anne Cutler talks to LCM’s special events coordinator Rebecca Duckert for the 2013 Louisiana Children’s Museum’s 2013 Children’s World’s Fair.

A World of Big Ideas!

Travel the world in one day at the Children’s World’s Fair

Tickets on sale now

The 2013 Children’s World’s Fair, presented by Chevron, will exploreA World of Big Ideas” through an International exhibition of crafts, food, music, hands-on projects, literature, and more on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St. Tickets are on sale now.

 

The theme of the 2013 Children’s World’s Fair is “A World of Big Ideas” and celebrates cultural diversity in the contributions of great science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.) achievements around the world. S.T.E.M. education is one of Louisiana Children’s Museum’s five strategic initiatives, and an educational focus in each of the country’s exhibits.

 

Children’s World’s Fair creates an International environment for children ages 4-14 to experience diverse history, culture and cuisine as they travel through eight featured countries.  At this year’s street festival, families can stamp their passports in Argentina, Brazil, China, Egypt, Ireland, Monaco, Panama and Vietnam as they travel down Julia Street. Inside the museum, travelers can step inside the Earth Balloon, a 22-foot inflatable classroom that offers an up close look at natural science and geography.

“This event lets children travel around the world with without ever leaving Julia Street,” said Julia Bland, executive director of the Louisiana Children’s Museum. “The fair will be alive with activity including performances by Irish step dancers, a fossil dig in Argentina, samples of Vietnamese cuisine, and more. At the Children’s World’s Fair, families can play and learn together about diverse cultural traditions and history.”

As Food Court Sponsor, Piccadilly Restaurants will have well-balanced, kid-friendly lunch items available for purchase at the event.

Patron Party and Sponsorship Information

The international journey will begin with an Early Explorers Patron Party from 10 a.m. – noon. Patron level sponsorships are available for group tickets at the $2,500 (25 tickets) and $1,000 (20 tickets) levels. Early Explorer patron packages begin at $100 for four tickets and $30 for individual tickets, and give families the opportunity to beat the crowds, enjoy special attractions in each of the countries, and receive an exclusive patron goodie bag

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, call (504) 266-2415.

General Admission

Children’s World’s Fair will open to general admission at noon. Advance General Admission tickets are available for $20 per person, $16 for members. All event-day tickets at the door are available for $20 per person. For additional information or to purchase tickets call (504) 266-2415 or visit www.lcm.org.

Proceeds from the Children’s World’s Fair allow the Louisiana Children’s Museum to continue to provide exciting hands-on exhibits, educational programs and fun, safe and meaningful learning opportunities.