Learning and Brain Development Lab

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Learning & Brain
Development Lab


We Play Center

Phone: (504)-340-8379


Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, located at 2200 Lafitte Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119

East New Orleans Regional Library Center, located at 5641 Read Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127

  • Free place for children ages birth to age 3 to engage in activities that promote healthy brain development while parents can socialize
    • Sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
    • Range of classes including a class designed for caregivers and children aged from birth to 4 years old, specialized support sessions for parents and children with autism, and infant massage workshops for parents with infants.



Phone: (504)-247-7657

Email: Laura.kirkikis@momleta.com

  • Exercise classes, nutrition and community support for moms
  • Programs include: Baby Boot Camp, Nutrition solutions, Momleta core, Momleta HITT, Run Club & Run training, etc.
    • First class is free!

Pilates in the Park

  • Donation-based outdoor fitness classes and Mommy and Me sessions in Audubon Park

                  Instagram: @pilatesintheparknola

                  Facebook: Pilates in the Park NOLA


  • Tuesdays 9 am Mommy and Me
  • Saturday 8:30 am Mommy and Me and Saturday 9:30 am classical workout 


Baldwin & Co bookstore Storytime

Phone: (504) 354 – 1741

1030 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117

  • Hosts free and captivating children’s story time event, facilitating a love for reading
  • Kids are gifted with a free book for attending story time
    • Every Second Saturday of the Month from 10:00 am to 11:00 am


The Music Class

Phone: (504)-264-3469

First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans

5401 S. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115

  • Various fun music classes for infants to 4 year olds.


Longue Vue Gardens

Phone: (504)-488-5488


7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans, LA 70124

  • Public garden and non-profit historical house museum that is free to families on Sunday
  • Dedicated to providing a place for personal growth, social process, and communal healing through the beauty of nature


R.E.A.D Nola

Phone: (504)-450-3997


921 S Carrollton Ave., New Orleans LA 70118

  • Dynamic early literacy program for children 4 months to 5 years old built around movement, art, music, acting and themed activities.

Jefferson Parish Libraries 

Phone: (504)-838-1100


  • Sixteen locations throughout Jefferson Parish, open every day. Hours vary by location.
  • Services include book rentals, movie and audio streaming, free WiFi
  • Offer free events for children of various ages, such as Infant Sensory Hour, Toddler Time, Book Club, Lego Club, etc.
  • Offer free programing for adults, such as Adult Education classes, ESL classes, computer literacy, etc. 

Audubon Zoo 

Phone: (504)-861- 2537


  • Offers unique animal exhibits and events, voted as one of the top ten zoos in the country in the USA Today!
  • Open year round and single admission is $30 for adults and $25 for youth.
  • On select days, Orleans Parish residents can receive free admission for themselves and up to four guests. See the schedule for 2024 here.

This information is subject to change.