Everyone in your family will enjoy a visit to the Global Wildlife Center in Folsom. It allows you to closely interact with animals such as giraffes, zebras, camels, and llamas in a fun and educating way. New Orleans' Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium , North America’s largest museum dedicated to insects, is another place for up close natural encounters. You'll learn about the ecosystems of various bugs and butterflies through various live presentations.
Just down the street, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will take you through its underwater world. Your family will marvel at the exotic aquatic life here that includes sharks, stingrays, parakeets, and sea turtles, as you travel on a walk-through tunnel. Gators and Friends in Greenwood provides more riveting experiences, like its collection of native alligators. It's both an exotic zoo and adventure park where you can also feed and pet kangaroos, emus, ostriches, and deer.
New Orleans' Jackson Square is a bustling place packed with street painters, musicians, and jugglers showcasing their crafts to visitors. The large statue of General Jackson makes for a good photo opportunity. Catch views of the Mississippi River nearby as you take a walk around the streets of the French Quarter. You can't miss taking a break, including coffee and beignets, at the legendary Café du Monde. You can also enjoy the scene in neighboring Riverfront Park, as the gentle river breeze charges you up for another round of sightseeing.