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  • Writer's pictureJessica Windham

Halloween Fun for Kids in NOLA

October is my absolute favorite month. I love the cooler weather here in New Orleans, well at least bouts of cooler weather lol. I love Fall colors, and the chance to start wearing some “cool weather” clothes. And Halloween is my favorite holiday!!!! I LOVE to dress up and always have. If there is was any type theme or excuses to dress up in costume, I was doing it. Well with 3 little boys of my own, it is even more fun because there is lots of fun activities to do in October. Lots are geared toward Halloween or simply Fall in general. I decided with parents crazy hectic schedules, they just don’t have time to surf all over the internet to see what all is out there. I have compiled a list of activities that are going around in the New Orleans area for kids during October. Some places are I have contacted have not finalized there activity so I will add these to the list as I find out more.

Mopho Pumpkin Decorating(514 City Park Ave Ste F, New Orleans)

Workshop Dates Sunday October 14, 2018 or Saturday October 20, 2018

Check-In time 10:45am

Cost -$15 per pumpkin includes tax and gratuity, 3 seats, 1 pumkin, decorations, crayons, 3 drinks(soft drink/tea/water)

Additional seats can be purchases for $10 per seat

For reservations or Questions email

Advanced Payment required

Boo at the Zoo(Audubon Zoo New Orleans)

Friday, Oct 26, 2018 5-9pm

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 5-9pm

Sunday, October 28, 2018 4-8pm

Rain or Shine Tickets are $20 per person(under age 12months are free)

This annual Audubon Zoo extravaganza is a safe, fun-filled Halloween event for children up to age 12, featuring trick-or-treat houses with candy, Ghost Train(which can be scary for children and Adults), a haunted house(scary and non-scary), games, enetertainment and more. All games and treats are free with admission. More info and activities can be found on .

Louisiana Children’s Museum

October 6th: Kinderfest: Oktoberfest for Kids!

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate German influences on New Orleans as well as the start of the harvest season during LCM’s Kinderfest. Twist your own pretzel in our Little German Bakery! Learn a German folk dance based on Hansel and Gretel, sample salted soft pretzels and apple strudel, and go on a storytelling adventure through our Fairy Tale Forest with Golden Key volunteers from the University of New Orleans!

October 13th: Happy Birthday Louisiana Children’s Museum!

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Help the Louisiana Children’s Museum cut the cake for its 32nd and LAST birthday party on Julia Street! Play in your favorite exhibits and enjoy “LCM themed” birthday party games! PLUS: Help us celebrate our beloved Mr. Bones. When LCM moves to City Park in Summer 2019, Mr. Bones can’t come along. Will you be the proud new owner of Mr. Bones and his bicycle? All you need to do is BID! We will have on-site Mr. Bones bidding all birthday long!

October 20th: Riverboat John Visits LCM!

11:30 am – 1:30 p.m.

Join us for special river-related story times with singer and storyteller “Riverboat John” Ferguson. He will recount iconic river stories and songs that are important to American culture. His visit at LCM is part of the programming for RiverWorks Discovery, a traveling exhibit at LCM through December 16.

October 27th: SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAY: Science is Out of This World!

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Discover chemistry that is “Out of This World” during Super Science Saturday, which culminates National Chemistry Week. Sponsored by the American Chemical Society Louisiana Chapter, this day brings more than 10 college science organizations to LCM to explore everything imaginable (and unimaginable) about chemistry. Costumes are encouraged so come dressed as your favorite planet, alien, or space related-scientist!

***Receive $2 off admission up to 4 people if you mention you saw on CAMP SWEAT BLOG at the front desk***

Boo At The View(Clearview Shopping Center & Mall)- Wednesday October 31st, 2018 2-6pm

Featuring a Dance Party, Face Painting, Acrobats, Games and Trick R Treat Shops. They will be creating their own “Sensory Play Pumpkin Patch” for toddlers. Center Court will have a custom photo-op to take pictures with and they will have allergen-friendly and healthy alternatives to candy(while supplies last). They are starting early to accommodate early dismissal and ending early, because they are looking for a younger audience, no scary decorations just fun!

Crawloween(Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium)

You never know what kind of ghoulish fun naturalists at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium will think up for visitors-and Halloween is the perfect time for some six-legged hijinks!

-Admission discount($3 off for adults, $2 off for children under 12 years) in your in a Halloween


-Learn about the myths behind some “scary” critters

-Go trick-or-treating for bug-themed trinkets at special presentation stations

-Enjoy Halloween-themed cookies in Bug Appetit

-Check out pumpkins that double as animal exhibits

-See spiders, scorpions and roaches

-Enter the “Guess How Many Maggots are in the jar contest! The 3 closest guesses will receive

gift certificate to the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium’s Flee Market Gift Shop

*Scheduled activities subject to change

Lil Yats(202 W. Harrison Ave, New Orleans)-Saturday October 13, 2018 10am-3pm

Pick a pumpkin with your little one, paint and embellish. No reservation needed.

$20 per child for Pumpkin and Playtime, $10 for each additional pumpkin.

New Orleans Moms Blog Halloween 2018 Snack and Shop at Lakeside Mall

Sunday, October 14, 2018 9am-12

3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd

Tickets $15-$100

Boo! We are beyond thrilled to partner with Lakeside Shopping Center for a second year to bring New Orleans a family-friendly, indoor Halloween event on October 14, 2018! We’ll be partnering with St. Martin’s Episcopal School to eat, shop and trick-or-treat the morning away. Put your kids in their favorite Halloween costume (adults are welcome to participate in the costume fun as well) and get ready for a family-friendly morning event with lots of fun at Lakeside Shopping Center. To purchase tickets click link below.

Park-A-Boo is a 3 day Halloween Festival from October 26 through October 28 at Lafreniere Park. The festival is designed for children under 13 years to costume and enjoy the Halloween season. Multiple attractions allow a variety of activities that are age appropriate for families to enjoy together. The Boo House is our version of a not too scary haunted house. Trick or Treat along Treat Street and stop by 10 ”houses” to get a candy treat.

For more information visit:

Scout Island Scream Park(Scout Island, City Park)

The Kid Zone is an area for families to bring younger kids to celebrate Halloween with face painting, a hay bale maze, bounce house, kid focused entertainment, a pumpkin patch where guests can hand select a pumpkin, and featuring a red and white stripped high-peak tent at its center. Guests can board one of our old fashioned tractor-pulled hay wagons for an adventure through the wooded swamp perimeter for a non-scary hay ride.

Guests can arrive at any time after 11am and stay as long as they’d like, but the area will close at 6pm. Tickets may be purchased on

On days Scout Island Scream Park is open, the area will be ‘scare light’ as Scout Island Scream Park is setting up (kids may see actors dressed in costumes or hear attractions rehersals). On the days Scout Island Scream Park is not open, nothing scary will occur. Visit for all dates and details.

Posh Paint Pub

3212 Taft Park, Metairie

Walk-Ins welcome to paint at the studio with all different type of décor to choose from for Halloween and Fall. This is fun family entertainment for all ages.

The link has schedule of walk-in hours.


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