The Louisiana Children's Museum has long awaited its new home in City Park, one that's expected to arrive in less than six months.

The doors at the new, $47 million facility will open by the "end of summer" this year, according to a news release from the museum. Construction for the project began in 2017, a decade after the idea to relocate the museum from the Warehouse District building it's been housed in for 33 years first took root.


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Features from the museum's original location at 420 Julia Street will be incorporated or re-imagined at the new location, the release said.

Initial progress on the project was slow, as the museum worked to secure financing, which was eventually raised through a combination of private donations and public dollars.

Scroll below for a fly-through video of what to expect at the museum, as well as rendering of features inside and outside the building.

The renderings were created by Mithum, the Seattle-based Architecture firm that designed the building along with local partner Waggonner & Ball.