What to do in New Orleans when it Rains?
Visiting New Orleans in the Rain
Rain, rain go away! Remember that school yard rhyme? I sure do! When you check the weather for your trip to New Orleans and see rain. What do you do? I had that happy during my last trip to New Orleans so I asked around and found out about a few cool things I hadn’t seen before!
Use UBER to get around and stay out of the rain. This was my first time to use UBER (yes, I needed to get with the times) and boy it is SOO worth learning how to use it.
Benefits to UBER over a taxi
1 – You can see on your phone where they are. Cars available to hire swarm around like ants on your telephone screen. Choose the one you want!
2 – NEVER wait on a taxi again! I was amazed at how much easier it was to get an UBER car than a taxi. I may never use a taxi again.
3. No $ changes hands. This is super easy and makes life a lot more comfortable. You pay AND tip or not tip all on the phone. You are in and out of the car so much faster than when you have to pay a taxi driver.
4. Choose the level and size of car you want. Will a large car work better for you because of extra luggage/packages or people? Would you like a fancier car just because you feel like it or a smaller car to save money? These options are available to you with UBER.
5. See a photo of the car AND the driver so you know who you are expecting.
What to do in New Orleans when it Rains? Ogden Museum of Southern Art
What a cool museum in very close proximity to other museums you want to visit. It is right next door to The Civil War Museum (which is the oldest museum in the state) and across the street from the Contemporary Art Museum and the WWII museum.
Just inside the door is a 2 story art piece that to me looked like cardboard. Instead is it fabric. Love the color and texture and the ‘wow’ factor due to size. The name is interesting, too. It is called, “A Private Stranger Thinking about His Needs”. How do you think the artist, Mark Bradford, had in mind when he named it? Would you call it something else? I think I would.
Get to know southern artists and check out whatever new exhibit is being shown. See it fast or see it slow, there are no rules to enjoying art. Love it, hate it, laugh at it, cry…whatever YOU think is right! I love the happy colors in this by Norman Lewis called ‘Afternoon’ and bought a magnet for the fridge of it.
Another piece that stopped me in my tracks is this one. Hmmm…..when it hangs here it is ‘art’ but when the same exact thing is behind my tv or media equipment it is a ‘mess’. Not sure where the line is…do you know? Drop me a comment below! Do you have a piece of art like this one behind your tv?
Here is my version, I call it “Mess Behind the Computer”. I had NO IDEA I was such an artist. LOL!
I LOVE this piece of art which is made up of Yankees baseball caps and bandanas. How clever is this? Thankfully it is fall enough from the wall that you can take a peek behind it. Called “Bronx Fitted”, Kevin Beasley, created quite the conversation piece in 2015.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art Hours
Monday – Wednesdays 10:00 – 5:00
LATE Thursday 10:00 – 8:00
Friday – Sunday 10:00 – 5:00
Last admission 4:45
Ogden Museum of Southern Art Cost
Thursdays FREE to Louisiana residents
Adults – $13.50
Seniors (65 and over)/Students/Teachers – $11
Children (5-17) $6.75
Children UNDER 5 – FREE
Ogden Museum of Southern Art Address and Location
925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
In the Warehouse District, just off Lee Circle, next door to the Civil War Museum
What to do in New Orleans when it Rains? Civil War Museum
This tiny museum, right next door to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, is the oldest museum in all of Louisiana. Even those not overly interested in the Civil war will be impressed at the things on display in this tiny one 2 room museum. Stop by and spend a few minutes on your New Orleans rainy day and marvel at the tree stumps with civil war shrapnel and other cool exhibits. There is a short, and dull film and teeny tiny gift shop area. Sign the guest book to say ‘I’ve been there!’ at Louisiana’s oldest museum.
What to do in New Orleans when it Rains? Contemporary Art Museum
If you love contemporary art, hate it, understand it, or wonder how in the world ‘this stuff’ can be called art you’ll enjoy a quick visit to the Contemporary Art Museum. You’ll find something to talk about for sure!
Here is a bit of what I saw during my visit to this fun museum on my New Orleans rainy day.
Herman Munster for President?
For a second I thought this was a real person! It has a speaker that makes noises and seemed like a real person out of the corner of my eye. You can touch and sit on these that are situated throughout the museum. To me it looks like someone has been put in a time out!
Hmmm…..love how so many different things are used to create this piece. You could do a bit of visual scavenger hunt if you bring the kids along.
This is the craziest thing I saw during my visit to the Contemporary Art Museum:
Halam Tawaaf by Kaer Attia
This piece includes 2,978 beer cans (German beer if you are interested) which are all bent a certain way and are NOT connected to each other. I had visions of someone sneezing while trying to put such a thing together and knowing them all down domino style!
What to do in New Orleans when it Rains? Confederate Memorial Hall Museum
This cool small museum is the oldest in New Orleans and has stood in this spot since January 8, 1891. Inside this small and unassuming building is one of the largest collections of Confederal memorabilia in the United States. You’ll enjoy the collection of weapons. My favorite were the trees that still had shrapnel from the Civil War still deeply embedded.
Confederate Memorial Hall Museum Address and Location
929 Camp Street
Located right next door to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and across the street from the Contemporary Art museum and a great rainy day place to visit
Confederate Memorial Hall Museum Hours
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 4:00
Confederate Memorial Hall Museum Cost
Adults and Children over age 14 $10.00
Children 14 and under $5.00
Other NOT to miss spots in New Orleans
Enjoy all that New Orleans has to offer!
Happy Travels no matter the weather!
Natalie, The Educational Tourist