April 27 2017 | New Orleans

With so many exciting things to see and do in New Orleans, choosing can be tricky. So we've put together a helpful guide that could save you some major cash, especially if you're  local (or frequent the city throughout the yeat!)

Audubon Nature Institute Membership

If you’re a local (or a frequent visitor), this membership is a must. The pass gives goers free admissions to Audubon Zoo, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium for a full calendar year. Plus you’ll enjoy exclusive perks. The pass comes in a variety of levels from individual (the pass holder plus one) to family plus. Did we mention the zoo comes with a splash park and all of the Audubon attractions come with awesome exhibits to keep you having fun in the sun all summer long! Did we mention if you plan to visit two of these attractions in a year just once, the pass basically pays for itself!

While the having kids is the perfect excuse, but definitely not required. 

WWII Museum Membership

The iconic World War II Museum is one of New Orleans’ biggest attractions! With a rich historical artifacts and interesting exhibits, this is a must for locals and visitors alike. As a member, you’ll receive free admission, a National WWII Museum Dog Tag, a quarterly newsletter, 10 percent discount in the museum store both onsite and online, 10  percent discount on all orders from the WWII Museum Press,

City Park Season Pass

From the open fields and fun rides to playgrounds and putt-putt, City Park is full of amusements. The season pass gives you unlimited access to Carousel Amusement Park and Storyland throughout the season, 20 percent discounts on boating and biking rentals, and more! Plus, kids 36” and under may accompany paid adults on several rides throughout the amusement park. So throw your hands up and get ready for a fun ride all season long!

Louisiana Children’s Museum

With more than 30,000 square feet dedicated to teaching with exciting exhibits and hands on activities, the Louisiana Children’s Museum is the perfect place for families to have fun (and even sneak in some learning). As a member, you’ll enjoy unlimited free admission for a year, a 10 percent discount in the museum store and on membership gifts, a free subscription to Hands On!, advanced notice of special events, discounts on camps and other educational workshops, members only events, discounted price on birthday parties and more!

New Orleans Museum of Art

Being a member of the New Orleans Museum of Art comes with excellent perks, including hotel discounts! You’ll enjoy free admission to the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, members only exhibit previews, priority admission for special events, receive Arts Quarterly, and discounts on books, jewelry and gifts in the museum shop! You’ll also enjoy special rates with Le Meridien, the NOMA preferred hotel.