On Taylor Family Day at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Taylor students and scholars may bring their parents or guardians plus two family members or friends for free to enjoy a a fun-filled day at the museum.
Schedule of Events:
11 am – 5 pm: Educator Appreciation Day. All day, educators are welcomed to NOMA and will receive free admission
11 am – 5 pm: Images of Excellence scavenger hunt. Focused on a teen audience, but appropriate for visitors of all ages, this scavenger hunt will encourage students and their families to explore the museum’s collection, with a focus on the theme of excellence
11 am – 5 pm: Intervals of piano music in the Great Hall
11:30 am: StoryQuest with The NOLA Project. Actors from award-winning, local theater company, The NOLA Project, will read children’s books on the theme of Space. After the reading, families are encouraged to explore the galleries using their Quest Cards
12 noon – 4 pm: Art on the Spot will feature a teaching artist from Young Audiences. This hands-on art activity is for visitors of all ages and skill levels.
1 – 4 pm: Drawings each hour for prizes and gifts from the NOMA Shop for Taylor Scholars
2 pm: New Orleans Dance Academy Nutcracker performance in the Great Hall
About the Taylor Scholars Program:
The Taylor/Audubon/NOMA Students and Scholars Program rewards Louisiana’s top students in grades 7th through 12th grades who have qualified for the Taylor Scholars Award Program with hands-on educational outings that will create memories for a lifetime. Eligible students earn a one-year membership to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and the New Orleans Museum of Art for achieving a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Students who earn a grade point average of 3.0 or above also qualify for a one-year membership to those institutions, as well as Audubon Zoo.