Kids Activities in Gretna

Cirque du Soleil's “Varekai” at Smoothie King Center on November 19–23 (Up to 40% Off)

Cirque du Soleil's “Varekai”

Smoothie King Center

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A wounded hero wanders a magic forest populated by aerialists, acrobats, dancers, contortionists, jugglers, and clowns in surreal costumes

$66.15 $39.50

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The Sweet Spot New Orleans: Red Light Special at Eiffel Society on Friday, January 30, at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot New Orleans: Red Light Special

Eiffel Society

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Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotica”

$22.09 $11

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"Yo Gabba Gabba Live! Music Is Awesome!" at Saenger Theatre New Orleans on December 2 (Up to 43% Off)

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!

Saenger Theatre

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Colorful and hip kids’ show celebrates the awesomeness of music with happy toy monsters and human friends DJ Lance Rock and Biz Markie

$53.05 $31.81

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at Smoothie King Center on February 22, 2015 at 3 p.m. (40% Off).

Harlem Globetrotters

Smoothie King Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$58.40 $35

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Sesame Street Live "Make A New Friend" at UNO Lakefront Arena on November 7–9 (Up to 47% Off)

"Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend"

UNO Lakefront Arena

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Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster learn that friendship is universal when a foreign visitor arrives at Sesame Street

$26.35 $14

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Area 51 Laser Tag immerses combatants in a maze of glowing partitions, neon barrels, and ominous radioactive symbols as they attempt to take out enemy players. The indoor battlefield places stealth and speed at a premium, with corners prime for ambushes and corridors that could doom slow-footed competitors. For a more relaxing form of recreation, guests can play video and computer games and lounge in front of flatscreen TVs.

1539 Lafayette Street
Gretna,
LA
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At Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, home to horse racing since 1872, visitors wager on an extensive calendar of live races, or year-round simulcasts of other Louisiana tracks. Guidance from the program and tip sheet steer bets toward horses with impressive histories or names such as "Guaranteed Winner." Grandstand entry is free to all comers, letting customers sit outdoors beneath the warm sun and measure equine speed in relation to sips of beer ($3–$5) and bites of hot dogs ($4) from track concession stands. Alternatively, visitors can retire to the upscale clubhouse for more gourmet fare (most meals are around $9.95) while minding the strictly enforced dress code, which prohibits shorts, T-shirts, sandals, and evening gowns made out of Seabiscuit movie posters. Though not included with today’s Groupon, more than 600 new slot machines, ranging from penny slots to $1-per-game machines, entertain visitors while the thoroughbreds gear up for their next gallop.

1751 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans,
LA
US

During the two-day Winter Art & Antiques Show, avid antiquarians can stare down their fill of stone-faced 19th-century cameos inside the stately Greek Revival edifice of the Old U.S. Mint, where 18 dealers will hawk art and antiquities from the 17th through mid-20th century. An auction gives bargain hunters ample opportunity to pick up an ornate silver tea service for a beloved Earl-Grey-sipping aunt or Starfleet captain, while connoisseurs of antique knowledge can absorb free lectures on restoration or native Louisiana art. Since most objets d'art are inedible, the classic Southern fare at Café Reconcile will quiet rumbling stomachs before their reverberations crack any delicate china.

400 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans,
LA
US

Starting at the elegant white columns at the New Orleans African American Museum, the Tremé walking tour shepherds groups of up to 23 wanderers through the culturally significant neighborhood. For two hours every Monday, Friday, and Saturday, guests traipse through 300 years of richly saturated history, learning more effectively than sipping the contents of a blender full of history textbooks. Patrons tread across original handmade bricks that cover the ground in parts of one of the oldest African American communities. They also meander through Congo Square and St. Augustine Church as the knowledgeable guide sprinkles in anecdotes about the rise of jazz, creole architecture, and the New Orleans civil-rights movement.

1418 Governor Nicholls Street
New Orleans,
LA
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Landmarks is the oldest non-profit preservation advocacy organization in New Orleans, and was founded by some of the city's leading preservationists, including Samuel Wilson Jr, Pie Dufour, Angela Gregory and Martha G. Robinson. The organization saved the Pitot House from destruction in 1964.

1440 Moss St
New Orleans,
LA
US

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is home to the most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world. The Museum also has a well curated store.

925 Camp St
New Orleans,
LA
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