The National World War II Museum – NOLA

World War II Museum

The National World War II Museum

Mr. Jess playing with a real (not live) grenade.

Mr. Jess playing with a real (not live) grenade…probably.

WWII war planes

WWII war planes!

Log from a soldier in Greenland.

Log from a soldier in Greenland.

Actual Catholic

Catholic portable alter

This explains why the WWII museum is in NOLA!

This explains why the WWII museum is in NOLA! Sorry for the blurry photo! Sometimes “blur” happens 🙂

Missles!

Missiles!

Guns!

Guns!

Union Pacific train

Union Pacific train with interactive movie clips inside!

German aerial bomb bunker

German aerial bomb bunker

Women started to work the jobs of men to support the war. I would have been game!

Women started to work the jobs of men to supply the war. I would have been game!

WII Museum has great exhibits that were amazingly informative/educational.  It has unique modern displays with interactive features. There is so much information in one place you could stay for hours! The Beyond All Boundaries movie featuring Tom Hanks was great as well! We unfortunately did not make it to the Final Mission: The USS Tang Experience due to lack of time, but I am glad we had time for Beyond All Boundaries and we highly recommend it! It is only about an hour, but it is a terrific 4-D experience that touches on many aspects of the war. One thing of note about the museum – there are many graphic images in the movie and throughout the displays that certainly aren’t kid-friendly.

2 thoughts on “The National World War II Museum – NOLA

  1. I’ve been to NOLA several times and have never visited the WWII museum. Thank you for this – I will make time on my next visit to stop by – It sounds like something I wouldn’t want to miss.

    • Aunt Rebecca it was awesome! So much to see, do and play with! It was so interactive and educational. Plus, it has a personal level because there are video clips from solders who fought in the war. I actually cried a few times!

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