Lafitte Barataria Museum
Lafitte Barataria Museum
 

Museums


Jefferson Parish is home to museums, historic attractions and educational institutions. The Kenner Planetarium and Space Science Complex features a NASA International Space Station prototype as well as an interactive weather exhibit and mush more. Travel out of this world at the Megadome Cinema. It houses a 50-foot domed screen and boasts 118 stadium style seats. Audiences will be dazzled by presentations related to astronomy, "Megadome" features, and laser light shows!

Take a more in depth look at the history of the Mississippi River region by visiting our historic districts. You can even see a marionette puppets presentation of the life of the pirate, Jean Lafitte, at the Town of Jean Lafitte Tourist Information Center. Learn the centuries old story of life in the fishing communities along Bayou Barataria at the Lafitte Barataria Museum & Wetland Trace.

In Old Gretna, you can see the oldest volunteer fire company in the US, the David Crockett Firehouse, which is home to the Louisiana Fire Museum. And do not miss the Gretna Blacksmith Shop where you can see live demonstrations.

Right next door in New Orleans, visit the The National WWII Museum. This remarkable attraction illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts, soaring aircraft and powerful interactive displays.

See where Mardi Gras is made at Mardi Gras World. Tours allow you to see firsthand what it takes to bring Mardi Gras to life year after year.

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