About the LCDC

The Louisiana Children's Discovery Center is a 501 C3 Non-Profit Children's Museum located in the heart of Hammond, Louisiana. It is the only open and operating Children's Museum in the Northshore area. Since its opening, we have served over 155,000 children and their families.

The Louisiana Children's Discovery Center (LCDC) is more than just a conventional Children's Museum. It is a premier center that offers over 30 different engaging interactive hands-on exhibits and programs, making it an excellent educational resource for the entire community. Moreover, it is a great place where toddlers, children and teenagers can learn at their own pace while having fun and playing interactively with their peers.

Finally, with each exhibit we offer a variety of meaningful instructional activities that can be extremely useful for classroom teachers and their students or parents and grandparents who bring their children to let them explore and discover a new way to learn while playing.

Mission Statement

To provide an exceptional environment where play & learning inspire children to embrace their world.

Vision Statement

The Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center aims to be a unique, interactive resource which offers creative opportunities for families and children to learn, play, discover and grow together.

Value Statements
  • Learning is fun!
  • Innovate, initiate & create
  • Accept others & their ideas.
  • Do the right thing.
  • Teach optimism by example!
  • Empower staff & volunteers to create an extraordinary visit for our guests.
  • Develop and offer innovative learning experiences
  • Strive for always having exhibits which reflect the changing needs of our community
  • Help preserve the history of our region
  • Be a resource to our community to enhance learning through play
  • Become a financially independent facility
  • Be an innovative, leading children’s museum

Where families discover a new way to play!