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.


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.