New Orleans Power Pass
New Orleans Power Pass
The New Orleans Power Pass includes the following:
2) Audubon Aquarium of the Americas | New Orleans Aquarium
Immerse yourself in one of the finest aquariums in the U.S. where you can explore the aquatic habitats of the Caribbean, Amazon, Mississippi River, and Gulf of Mexico.
Watch penguins play, pet a shark, and experience the largest collection of sharks and jellies in the nation. Don’t miss sea otters “Buck and Emma”, Seahorses, frogs, or our Louisiana native white alligator.
See it all in just two hours!
Located at the foot of Canal Street on the banks of the Mississippi, just steps from the French Quarter.
For more Audubon Aquarium of the Americas updates check out the VISITicket Blog (search for "Audubon Aquarium of the Americas").
3) Audubon Insectarium
Located in the historic U.S. Custom House on Canal Street in downtown New Orleans, Audubon Insectarium will delight you with ‘up close and personal’ live insect encounters, the indelible story of the Crescent City and insects, and “Life Underground,” where you’ll be shrunk to insect size.
Discover global insect customs, sample exotic insect cuisine, learn about the history of termites and the latest technologies used in pest control management.
Take in a fun animated insect film at our immersion theater, traipse through the Louisiana swamp, enjoy the tranquility of our Japanese butterfly garden and watch hundreds of winged beauties as they flit about.
Audubon Insectarium admission is included in the New Orleans Power Pass.
4) Audubon Park Golf Course
Golf Digest calls the course “The most scenic and interesting spot for New Orleans golfers.” The course was awarded 4.5 of 5 stars in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” rankings and is the newest member of the Audubon Golf Trail. The golf course combines over one hundred years of history with a Denis Griffiths design featuring contoured fairways, manicured Tif Eagle greens, four lagoons and exquisite landscaping on a par 62, 4,198-yard layout set among hundred year old oak trees. The world famous Audubon Zoo is located across the street.
Your VISITicket: New Orleans Power Pass provides one free round of golf at the Audubon Park Golf Course. Tee time reservations required. Please present card at Golf Pro Shop. Cart rental not included.
5) Audubon Zoo | New Orleans Zoo
The Audubon Zoo is one of the top five Zoos in the country and features 2000 exotic and local animals on 50 lush acres.
Don’t miss the Louisiana Swamp exhibit, the world’s only urban swamp, the Louisiana black bear, and the world’s largest lizard, the Komodo Dragon. Be sure to catch the Jaguar Jungle, and climb high atop Monkey Hill and its newly renovated tree house. Experience it all in just 3 hours.
Free parking is available.
Your New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to the Audubon Zoo.
Offer not valid with any other offers or for Boo At the Zoo, Zoo To Do, Zoo To Do for Kids, or any special admission events.
6) Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World
Come see where Mardi Gras is made. Guided tour includes video presentation, try on costumes and gift shop. Tour prop shop and see artists creating larger than life figures for Mardi Gras floats. View beautiful fiber optic floats; including the 240 ft sea monster ‘The Leviathan’ and don’t dare forget your camera! Tour includes King Cake and coffee.
A tour of Mardi Gras World is truly magical. Because Mardi Gras World is literally the place where Mardi Gras magic is made. Nowhere else can you watch the artists of Blaine Kern Studios—the world-renowned masters of Carnival sculpture and floatbuilding—at work in their shops, weaving spells of wonder.
Your New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World.
7) Cabildo - The Louisiana State Museum
Visit the place where Louisiana was born! The site of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase transfer in 1803, the Cabildo now houses exhibits on Louisiana history from its first inhabitants through Reconstruction. Exciting artifacts include the death mask of Napoleon, a drum from the Battle of New Orleans, an auction block from a slave market, and more. Admission to the Cabildo also includes entrance to the historic Arsenal. Built in 1835, this building occupies the site of the 1769 Spanish Arsenal and houses changing exhibit galleries.
Your VISITicket: New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to Cabildo - The Louisiana State Museum.
8) Cajun Pride Swamp Tour by Boat
For many years people have traveled extensively to locate a unique and exciting form of entertainment that you can only experience here – the famous Manchac Swamp. We invite you to join us for a unique journey back to the early days of Louisiana bayou and swamp explorations.
Swamp creatures, seeing our boats daily, recognize them as part of their normal environment. Unafraid and responsive to their boat captain's call, they peak out from underbrush and between moss-draped trees and shrubs, frequently coming directly to the boat. In the safety and comfort of the boat, you can actually come within a few feet of jumping gators.
As your boat drifts through the waterways, you will learn about the Louisiana Wetlands, the inhabitants of the swamp, particularly the life and habits of the American alligator, as well as the unique history of the Cajun town of Frenier located at this property.
Your New Orleans Power Pass provides a free Cajun Pride Swamp Tour by Boat.
9) Confederate Memorial Hall Museum
On the National Register of Historic Places, this is Louisiana’s oldest museum. It houses the second largest collection of Confederate memorabilia in the Nation.
The collection consists of the personal effects of President Jefferson Davis, Generals PGT Beauregard, Robert E. Lee, Braxton Bragg and other famous Southern leaders as well as the personal items of common soldiers. Original battle flags, oil paintings, uniforms and weapons are displayed. The body of President Jefferson Davis lay in state here in 1893 and over 8,000 items from the Davis family were donated by Mrs. Jefferson Davis.
The New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to the Confederate Memorial Hall Museum.
10) Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans
Celebrate the art of now at the Contemporary Arts Center, a pioneer landmark of the New Orleans Arts District since 1976.
The CAC is a nationally known attraction, presenting a year-round schedule of cutting-edge art exhibitions during the day and cutting-edge music, dance and theatre performances by internationally renowned artists at night.
Located in down town New Orleans, the CAC’s renovated warehouses mix the timelessness of New Orleans’ historic architecture with contemporary materials, open spaces and unique, permanent art installations created by Louisiana artists.
For more Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans updates check out the VISITicket Blog (search for "Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans").
The New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission during daytime gallery hours and during an exhibition run at the Contemporary Arts Center.
11) Cooking Class | New Orleans School of Cooking
Enjoy the Fun, Food & Folklore of The New Orleans School of Cooking! Their entertaining classes and the Louisiana General Store are located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s in the heart of the French Quarter. They teach the basics of Louisiana cooking in a way you'll never forget.
The cooking demonstrations are taught by well known local chefs; skilled in the arts and traditions of Cajun and Creole cuisine.
The New Orleans Power Pass includes a lunch cooking class at The New Orleans School of Cooking featuring 4 food items with generous samplings of the demonstrated menu items as well as recipes, coffee, iced tea and Abita beer.
Please call ahead for reservations. Each class has limited space.
12) Destrehan Plantation
Costumed tour guides lead the way through this National Historic Landmark as you stroll under moss draped live oaks to the beautiful plantation home. The Destrehan’s were one of the most prominent families in Louisiana history. Stories of their life and the life of their enslaved workers are part of the tour. A highlight is an original document, signed by Thomas Jefferson in which Jean Noel Destrehan was appointed to the Orleans Territorial Council in 1806. Early plantation life skills are shown on a rotating basis, such as open hearth cooking, bousillage construction, dyeing with indigo, candle making and carpentry.
Your VISITicket: New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to the Destrehan Plantation.
13) Entergy IMAX® Theatre New Orleans
Escape to BIG adventures in 2D and 3D. The five and one-half story towering silver screen, 12,000 watt digital surround sound system, and 354 “front row” seats put you in another world. Escape to hidden kingdoms, far off lands, outer space, animal habitats, or aquatic adventures all in less than one hour.
It is like nothing you have ever seen. Everything else is just a movie.
The New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to the Entergy IMAX® Theatre.
14) French Quarter MP3 Audio Tour Guide
Download an AudioStepsTM audio walking tour guide to your own MP3 player! See the sights on your OWN time, not when the group sets out. AudioSteps' French Quarter guide walks and talks you through the fascinating streets of this most historic and delicious neighborhood. Combine shopping, eating, culture and more, and stop for as long as you like at each place along the way.
The New Orleans Power Pass includes a download of the French Quarter MP3 Audio Tour Guide from AudioSteps. Download instructions will be provided with your Power Pass guide and requires a valid New Orleans Power Pass at the time of download.
15) French Quarter Walking Tour
PLEASE NOTE: Gray Line New Orleans will be conducting a limited tour schedule through September 18 and resume their full schedule on September 19, 2008.
Learn the real history and legends of the Creole people that made up the French Quarter of New Orleans! Saunter down Royal, Bourbon and other quaint streets with names from New Orleans’ European past. Follow in the footsteps of Jean Laffitte, William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams en route from Washington Artillery Park on the mighty Mississippi River to Jackson Square. Visit the old Ursuline Convent, the oldest building in the Mississippi River Valley and the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum with an herb garden that illustrates the medicinal uses of plants. Live leeches, blood letting devices, Voodoo gris-gris potions and rare patent medicines are just a few of the displays.
Your New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to the French Quarter Walking Tour.
16) Gallier Historic House
In 1857, esteemed New Orleans architect, James Gallier, Jr. put his talent to work designing a residence of his own. Gallier House is a historic restoration of one of New Orleans’ loveliest and timehonored landmarks. Known for its detailed interpretation, Gallier House offers a number of specialty tours and living history demonstrations throughout the year. December finds the townhouse decorated in its holiday finery, with a period tree. June through August the house dons its traditional Summer Dress.
The New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to the Gallier Historic House.
17) Garden District Walking Tour
PLEASE NOTE: The Gray Line New Orleans Garden District Tour will be cancelled through September 18 and resume on September 19, 2008.
Enjoy a walk through the elegant Garden District, known for its examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture. Once part of the plantation owned by Bienville, the founder of New Orleans, homes of former Kings and Queens of Mardi Gras are located in this area as is the residence of author Anne Rice, the house where Jefferson Davis died in 1889; and Toby’s Corner, the oldest house in the area. Learn about our unusual above-ground burial system at Lafayette Cemetery. The only New Orleans walking tour with a state of the art auditory assistance system. The tour is 2 hours long.
Your New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to the Garden District Walking Tour.
18) Hermann-Grima House
Built in 1831, Hermann-Grima House is one of the most significant residences in the French Quarter. This handsome Federal mansion with its courtyard garden boasts the only horse stable and functional outdoor kitchen in the Quarter. Prior to the Civil War, prosperous Creole families enjoyed an elegant lifestyle in the Vieux Carre. We invite you to tour this meticulously restored National Historic Landmark property for an insider’s look into the lives of all who resided on the estate during the Golden Age of New Orleans.
The New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to the Hermann-Grima House.
19) Hurricane Katrina Tour
Learn the history of the original city, the French Quarter, and w y t was built at this particular location along the Mississippi River. We'll drive past an actual levee that "breached" and see the resulting devastation that displaced hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents. The direct connection between America's disappearing coastal wetlands, oil & gas pipelines, levee protection and hurricane destruction will be explained.
This tour will travel through neighborhoods such as Lakeview, Gentilly, New Orleans East, and the Ninth Ward. We will also ride past the colorful Musicians' Village homes being constructed by Habitat for Humanity in the upper Ninth Ward. After this tour, you'll have a better understanding of events pre and post Katrina and the Rebirth of New Orleans!
Your New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to the Hurricane Katrina Tour by Gray Line New Orleans.
20) Longue Vue House & Gardens
Experience the history and beauty of Longue Vue House and Gardens, a National Historic Landmark in New Orleans, Louisiana. Longue Vue features Classical Revival style buildings and landscaped gardens, a magnificent collection of European and American decorative and fine arts pieces, museum exhibits, entertaining tours, educational programs, and a delightful museum shop.
The estate was designed in 1939-1942 for philanthropists Edgar Bloom Stern, a New Orleans cotton broker, and his wife Edith Rosenwald Stern, an heiress to the Sears-Roebuck fortune. The site is a collaborative tour-de-force, combining the landscape and interior design of Ellen Biddle Shipman, the architectural genius of William and Geoffrey Platt, and the horticultural knowledge of Caroline Dormon, with the informed patronage of the Sterns. With colorful seasonal blooms, Longue Vue provides a memorable experience year-round.
Your VISITicket: New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to the Longue Vue House & Gardens.
21) Louisiana Children’s Museum
The Louisiana Children’s Museum is New Orleans’ most playful place for children and families to discover just how fun learning can be!
Pilot a towboat down the Mighty Mississippi. Shop until you drop in the Little Sav-A-Center grocery store. Dine in the five star, role play Kids’ Café and anchor the news in the WWL-TV KidWatch studio. Pretend to be an ophthalmologist in Eye to Eye. Stand inside a giant bubble. Create a one-of-a-kind work of art and much more. Even little ones have a special space to crawl, climb and explore.
Learning has never been more fun!
The New Orleans Power Pass card includes free admission to the Louisiana Children’s Museum and a 10% discount in the Museum Store.
22) Musée Conti Historical Wax Museum
The WAX tells the story of New Orleans from her founding the present day - over 300 years of History, Legend And Scandal. This jewel of a museum is a virtual time capsule of New Orleans. Whether you read the humorous writings of noted historian John Chase, or listen to our self-guided audio tour, each set speaks volumes about this history and grandeur of New Orleans.
See such New Orleans greats as Andrew Jackson, The Pirate Dominique You, Marie Laveau, and Louis Armstrong and a Haunted Dungeon featuring Frankenstein, Dracula, The Phantom of The Opera and much more. The self-guided tour takes one hour.
For more Musée Conti Wax Museum updates check out the VISITicket Blog (search for "Musée Conti Wax Museum").
The New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to the Musee Conti Wax Museum.
National World War II Museum New Orleans
The National World War II Museum opened in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum, and has been designated by Congress as the country's official National WWII Museum.
The Museum illuminates the entire American experience during WWII. From Pearl Harbor to the Normandy invasion, from the Home Front to the sands of Pacific Islands, visitors will come to know the courage, teamwork and sacrifice of the men and women who won the war that changed the world.
The story is told through moving personal accounts, powerful interactive displays and priceless historic artifacts…from their massive C-47 aircraft, Sherman tank and Higgins boats to the dogtags of fallen heroes. You will understand with your mind and your heart that freedom is not free.
Come celebrate the American Spirit at the National World War II Museum!
The New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to The National WWII Museum.
23) New Orleans Botanical Garden
The New Orleans Botanical Garden was conceived during the Great Depression as a project of the Works Progress Administrations (WPA). One of the few remaining examples of Art Deco public garden design, today the New Orleans Botanical Garden includes several themed gardens, Butterfly, Rose, Azalea and Camellia Gardens, a Tropical Rain Forest and a Living Fossils exhibit. The Garden houses the largest G-scale garden railroad layout in the Gulf South featuring miniature replicas of famous New Orleans streetcars and historic structures constructed of botanical materials.
Your VISITicket: New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
24) New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)
Experience a world of art from every century and every culture at the New Orleans Museum of Art in beautiful City Park! Just minutes from the French Quarter on the Canal streetcar line.
NOMA is the gulf south’s finest and most comprehensive art museum with a rich collection of American & European works of art, African, Asian & native American art, photography, & decorative arts with a special Faberge gallery.
The New Orleans Museum of Art, founded in 1910 by Isaac Delgado, houses more than 30,000 art objects encompassing 4,000 years of world art. Works from the permanent collection, along with continuously changing temporary exhibitions, are on view in the Museum's 46 galleries. The adjacent Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, features work by 58 artists, including several of the 20th century's great master sculptors.
Your New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to the New Orleans Museum of Art.
25) Oak Alley Plantation
Located on the Mississippi River between the historic Louisiana cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Oak Alley Plantation has been called the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road." Nowhere else in the south will you find such a spectacular setting! The quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old, forms an impressive avenue leading to the classic Greek-revival style antebellum home.
Your VISITicket: New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to Oak Alley Plantation.
26) Presbytere - The Louisiana State Museum
Celebrate Mardi Gras year-round at the Louisiana State Museum- Presbytere. This historic building was originally intended to house the priests of the neighboring St. Louis Cathedral but was never actually used for that purpose. It currently houses the exciting exhibit “Mardi Gras: It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana.” This colorful exhibit covers everything Mardi Gras from masking to society balls to family traditions and rural customs. This dynamic interactive exhibit allows visitors to “ride” a Mardi Gras float, see interviews with legendary characters, and more. Children can even try on costumes for photographs.
Your VISITicket: New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to Presbytere - The Louisiana State Museum.
27) San Francisco Plantation
San Francisco Plantation, sits in a stately manner on the east bank of the Great Mississippi River less than 40 minutes from New Orleans or Baton Rouge, Louisiana near the small, historic town of Garyville, in St. John the Baptist Parish. It is a galleried house of the Creole open suite style. The house is nestled under centuries old Live Oaks and contains one of the finest antique collections in the country.
Your VISITicket: New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to San Francisco Plantation.
28) Southern Food and Beverage Museum
Come learn the story of the cuisine of New Orleans and Louisiana, see artifacts, experience tastings and listen to oral histories. See the story of the development of the cocktail all at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.
The New Orleans Power Pass includes admission to the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.
29) Steamboat Natchez Day Cruise | Mississippi River Cruise
Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans aboard the authentic sternwheeler Steamboat NATCHEZ. You will be drawn to the Mississippi River by the sounds of our unique steam calliope.
Your two-hour daytime cruise will introduce you to the skyline of New Orleans by both historical and current narration. Enjoy a live jazz band, optional food and beverage, visits to the museum quality engine room and much more.
Your New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to the Steamboat Natchez Day Cruise. (Power Pass not valid for special event cruises.)
30) The Historic New Orleans Collection
The Historic New Orleans Collection is located within a complex of historic French Quarter buildings. The oldest, constructed in the late 18th century, is one of the few structures to escape the disastrous fire of 1794. Today, The Collection serves the public as a museum and research center for regional history. Guided tours are available of the Williams Residence and of the Louisiana history galleries. Experience the elegant house museum of The Collection’s founders and enjoy a tour of the history galleries, highlighting authentic documents and artifacts that reveal fascinating stories of Louisiana’s history and culture.
Your VISITicket: New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to tours and a 10% discount in the shop at The Historic New Orleans Collection.
31) The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is a national museum and an affiliate of The Smithsonian Institution dedicated to celebrating the visual art and culture of the American South. The Museum is home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world. With over 3000 works in its collection, the collection includes painting, watercolors, drawings, prints, ceramics, photographs and sculpture, and embodies the visual heritage and history of the South from 1733 to the present. Featuring live music every Thursday evening during “Ogden After Hours.”
Your New Orleans Power Pass provides free admission to The Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
32)Crescent City Cooks Cooking Class
Crescent City Cooks!, a New Orleans style cooking school, is located in the Riverwalk Marketplace. Creative Cajun and Creole Cooking classes are taught with a New Orleans flair. Floor to ceiling glass offers a rare view of the Mississippi River and the Crescent City Connection. This gives a visual taste of the Big Easy while the novice or seasoned cook learns the how and why of traditional New Orleans cuisine. Dishes are prepared in class and served complimentary to all students.
33)Cemetery and Gris Gris Tour by Grayline
This eerie yet fascinating Cemetery and Gris-Gris Voodoo Walking Tour gives you the chance to explore the haunted St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 where ghost of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, is said to reside.