Mu­se­ums & Ex­hibits CON­FED­ER­ATE ME­MO­RIAL HALL MU­SEUM

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BACK­STREET CUL­TURAL MU­SEUM

Lo­cated in a for­mer fu­neral par­lor, this off­beat mu­seum seeks “to keep jazz fu­ner­als alive” with mem­o­ra­bilia from fa­mous send-offs, in ad­di­tion to archival items and pho­tos from sec­ond-line pa­rades. Elab­o­rate Mardi Gras In­dian cos­tumes are also on dis­play. Ad­mis­sion $10; open Tu-Sa, 10 am-5 pm. www. back­street­mu­seum.org. 1116 Hen­ri­ette Delille St., 504.522.4806. Map 3, I2

Es­tab­lished in 1891 by Civil War vets and their fam­i­lies, this is Louisiana’s old­est con­tin­u­ally oper­at­ing mu­seum and the sec­ond largest col­lec­tion of Con­fed­er­ate mem­o­ra­bilia in the coun­try. $8 adults, $5 ages 14 and un­der. Open Tu-Sa, 10 am-4 pm. www.con­fed­er­ate­mu­seum.com. 929 Camp St., 504.523.4522. Map 3, B6

CON­TEM­PO­RARY ARTS CEN­TER

The city’s pre­mier mod­ern art ex­hibit space fea­tures ro­tat­ing ex­hibits and also hosts per­for­mances. $10; $8 se­niors/ stu­dents. Open W-M, 11 am-5 pm. www.cacno.org. 900 Camp St., 504.528.3800. Map 3, B6

HIS­TORIC NEW OR­LEANS COL­LEC­TION

This trove of lo­cal his­toric trea­sures fea­tures free chang­ing ex­hi­bi­tions. Open Tu-Sa, 9:30 am-4:30 pm; Su, 10:30 am-4:30 pm. The Louisiana His­tory Gal­leries are housed in the Merieult House, circa 1792, while the Laura Si­mon Nel­son Gal­leries of Louisiana Art are in the circa-1825 Per­ril­liat House (400 Chartres St.). Guided tours of the Wil­liams Res­i­dence are $5 (Tu-Sa, 10 and 11 am, 2 and 3 pm; Su, 11 am, 2 and 3 pm); other tours avail­able. www.hnoc.org. 533 Royal St., 504.523.4662. Map 3, G4

NA­TIONAL WWII MU­SEUM

This liv­ing his­tory tribute to the vet­er­ans of World War II is a world-class mil­i­tary ar­chive. The Vic­tory The­ater shows the 4-D film “Be­yond All Bound­aries,” while the U.S. Free­dom Pav­il­ion: The Boe­ing Cen­ter of­fers “Fi­nal Mis­sion: The USS Tang Sub­ma­rine Ex­pe­ri­ence,” and the new Cam­paigns of Courage Pav­il­ion houses the “Road to Ber­lin” and the “Road to Tokyo.” $26 adults, $22.50 se­niors, $16.50 stu­dents/mil­i­tary, free

for WWII vets and chil­dren un­der 5. “Be­yond All Bound­aries”: an ad­di­tional $5; “Fi­nal Mis­sion”: an ad­di­tional $5. www.na­tion­al­ww2­mu­seum.org. 945 Mag­a­zine St., 504.528.1944. Map 3, B6

NEW OR­LEANS MU­SEUM OF ART

One of the South’s finest mu­se­ums, fea­tur­ing an ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion from the 15th through 20th cen­turies, with a spe­cial fo­cus on Euro­pean and Amer­i­can paint­ings. The Besthoff Sculp­ture Gar­den of­fers more than 50 sculp­tures by ma­jor 20th-cen­tury artists. Open Tu-Th, 10 am-6 pm; F, 10 am-9 pm; Sa-Su, 11 am-5 pm. Mu­seum: $12 adults, $10 se­niors/stu­dents, $8 col­lege stu­dents, $6 ages 7-17, free ages 6 and un­der. Sculp­ture Gar­den open daily, 10 am-6 pm; free. www.noma.org. 1 Collins C. Di­boll Cir­cle (City Park), 504.658.4100. Map 1, D2

OG­DEN MU­SEUM OF SOUTH­ERN ART

The most com­pre­hen­sive col­lec­tion of its kind, this Smith­so­nian In­sti­tu­tion af­fil­i­ate of­fers a fresh, new look at four cen­turies of the Amer­i­can South with em­pha­sis on photography, out­sider art and the rich­ness of the re­gion’s cul­tural diver­sity. $13.50 adults, $11 se­niors/stu­dents, $6.75 chil­dren (un­der 5 free). Open W-M, 10 am-5 pm. www.og­den­mu­seum.org. 925 Camp St., 504.539.9650. Map 3, B6

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