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Currently, due to state COVID restrictions on children's museums, guests to CMST will be issued a back pack full of items from each of our galleries to play with. This backpack helps our guests to maintain social distancing by not using the same items as others. When you are ready to leave, simply place your backpack and all of the items included in our sanitation bin as you exit. Guests are also designated their own table in our ARTworks Gallery with art supplies to create with. During your visit, be sure to catch our daily facilitated activities with our staff. Facilitated activities include Storytime and presentations in our How and Why Gallery and Natural Wonders Gallery, provided by Chevron. We hope you enjoy your visit to the Children's Museum of St. Tammany. Thank you for supporting CMST!

Great Tammany Oak Gallery

Visitors challenge themselves physically and mentally as they navigate the large oak tree.  Each new step will take them to the top of their climb.

ARTworks Gallery

ARTworks
ARTworks presents a fully outfitted art studio. This space features everything an artist could imagine: paint, modeling clay, oil, pastels, music and theater.

NAUTILUS STAGE
The Nautilus Stage provides a low platform for kids to jump on and perform. Props, costumes, puppets, musical instruments and rotating backdrops create an exciting area to perform and shine.

Little Lake Tots Gallery

LIGHT HOUSE
Visitors can crawl into the lighthouse together with family members or new friends and read a book inside, share a story or work a puzzle.

THE S.S. CMST
Visitors can catch fish, shrimp and crabs from the S.S. CMST and imagine themselves as fishermen, lighthouse keepers, boat captains and other maritime professionals.

River Landing Gallery

RIVER MARKET
Guests learn to handle practical, everyday tasks as well as healthy food choices and market concepts.

BLUE CRAB DINER
Food caught in Little Lake Tots or purchased at River Market may end up on the stove of the Blue Crab Diner.

How & Why Gallery

GET GLOBAL
The world is a big place for little people and this 6-foot globe will be no exception.

MAGNETIC BALL WALL
A large assortment of magnetic ramps, shoots, spinners, tubes and other contraptions provide guests with the tools for a truly memorable experience.

RIGAMAJIG
This collection of wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts, and rope allows engineers to follow their curiosity through play.

BUILD YOUR OWN ROLLER COASTER
A very popular activity in children's museums and science centers, the Roller Coaster will explain how roller coasters work, the laws of physics, gravity, friction, conservation of energy, kinetic and potential energy, acceleration and deceleration and g-force principles.

How & Why Outdoor STEM Lab Gallery

NATURAL WONDERS
Natural Wonders provides an investigative area where children can learn about the wetlands, indigenous species, entomology, natural habitats, conservation/recycling, gardening and food production.

ARCHAEOLOGY...CAN YOU DIG IT?
Visitors have the opportunity to learn basic archaeological concepts, including: general site assessment, excavating and evaluating artifacts, the importance of context, documentation, and proper disposition of discoveries.

BUTTERFLY LANDING
By creating a unique habitat for butterflies CMST hopes to help to maintain the survival of these lovely insects along with enriching the lives of others who visit the garden.

MAKE YOUR MOVE - COMING SOON
Visitors learn and play a two-person game strategy or collaborate with others to develop a team game.

BUBBLES - COMING SOON
Children will learn to experiment and begin to understand basic scientific concepts and processes.