MiM “Sights & Sounds of New Orleans”

March 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – April 3, 2021 @ 11:00 am

2021 MiM ‘Sights & Sounds of New Orleans’

March 30th – April 3rd, 2021

NCM ‘Museum in Motion” is heading to New Orleans. Officially starting Tuesday evening, March 30th – come visit a place where centuries old architecture is the backdrop for a culture so invigorating, it will arouse your spirit. New Orleans neighborhoods are where the culture and creativity of the Crescent City come to life. From the historic French Quarter to the elegant Garden District to the music-filled Marigny, there is great food, music and more to be found across the city.

Make sure you sign on to NCM eNews to get the latest information on all MiM (Museum in Motion) events and on-site events including opening of registration and fees. Questions, contact Maci @ 270-467-8804 or Bryce @ 270-777-4506.

 Advance registration closes at 5:00pm on Thursday, March 4, 2021 or until sold out

** No registrations or refunds available after that date. **


Please call Maci (270)467-8804 or Bryce (270)777-4506 to register by phone

 Registration fee:

Members primary registrant (driver and car) $1550
Passenger / alternate driver $400

Non-Members primary registrant (driver and car) $1590

Passenger / alternate driver $440

  • Note: Non-member pricing does NOT include a 1 yr membership to NCM. To become a member – please call Bobbie Jo at 270-467-8833



2021 MiM ‘Sights & Sounds of New Orleans’

 Host Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Elmwood New Orleans

5150 Mounes St.

Harahan, LA 70123

(4-night stay included in registration)

TUESDAY, March 30
3:00pm Check-in Hampton Inn & Suites Elmwood

The hotel is off both Highway 90 and I-10, a 15-minute drive from downtown New Orleans, the French Quarter, Jackson Square and Bourbon Street. Tulane University and Audubon Park are six miles from the hotel. Guests looking for food close to home are within walking distance of a variety of options featuring everything from seafood to Mexican food to fast food. The hotel is five minutes from Zephyr Field. Shoppers are two minutes from Elmwood Center and five minutes from the Clearview Mall


  • Lodging included in registration
7:00pm ‘Meet n Greet’ at Copeland’s of New Orleans

  • 1001 S Clearview Pkwy, Jefferson, LA 70121
  • Short introductions, Discuss the week’s events, Q & A session
  • Dinner included in registration
6:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast at Hampton Inn & Suites
9:15am Group Meeting in Front Lobby
Immediately Following Depart for Oak Alley Plantation
11:00am – 2:00pm Arrive for Tour and Lunch at Oak Alley Plantation

A powerful testimony to the rich history of the antebellum south, Oak Alley invites visitors to explore all facets of her plantation past.  The Slavery at Oak Alley exhibit, Civil War exhibit, Sugarcane Theater and Big House offer an experience as compelling as the plantation’s 25 historic acres and 300-year old allee of oaks. 

  • Admission and lunch included in registration


2:00pm Leave for Laura Plantation
2:30pm – 4:30pm Arrive and Tour Laura Plantation

At Laura Plantation, you will enjoy a cultural tour experience unlike any other in the United States. Here, you will find the difference that exemplifies Creole Louisiana. Explore the rigors of 200 years of daily life, along with the sobering experience of slavery as it happened at one historic farm on the banks of the Mississippi River in the middle of New Orleans Plantation Country.


  • 2247 LA-18, Vacherie, LA 70090
  • Guided Tour
  • Admission included in registration
  • https://www.lauraplantation.com/


4:30pm – 6:00pm Depart back to Hampton Inn & Suites Elmwood

  •  5150 Mounes Street, Harahan, LA 70123
  • Lodging included is registration


Dinner on your own

  •  Many restaurants in the area of Hampton Inn


 6:00am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast at Hampton Inn

Board Motor coach for a day in the City of New Orleans!!

We will be dropped off in the heart of the city in Jackson Square.


Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours from City Sightseeing New Orleans

 City Sightseeing New Orleans is the most entertaining, informative, and fun City Tour you can find that offers transportation approximately every 30 minutes on an exhilarating open-top, double-decker bus!

HOP-ON! and in a single 2-hour loop, experience a complete City Tour — 3 centuries of history, architecture, and culture narrated live in English by your very own Tour Host – see the Garden District, French Quarter, and CBD.

HOP-OFF! at any stop along the way and explore New Orleans most popular neighborhoods, attractions, and shopping districts – or – take advantage of our Guided Walking Tours in the French Quarter and Garden District, included Free with 3 Day Tickets.

See the city at your own pace, the next bus is less than 30 minutes away!


STOP 1. Jackson Square (Jax Brewery – Decatur and St. Peters Street)

STOP 2. Historic French Market (N. Peters St. and Ursulines Ave.)

STOP 3. Esplanade (Barracks Street and N. Peters Street

STOP 4. Treme (Rampart and Gov. Nicholls St.)

STOP 5. Basin St. Station (501 Basin St.)

STOP 6. Canal Street (50 Canal Street)

STOP 7. Riverfront at Harrah’s Casino (Convention Center Blvd & Poydras)

STOP 8. Central Business District (Poydras & Carondolet)

STOP 9: Louisiana Superdome – Hyatt Regency (601 Loyola Ave)

STOP 10: National WWII Museum (945 Magazine St.)

STOP 11. Jackson Avenue and Magazine Street

STOP 12. Garden District (Magazine Street and Washington Ave)

STOP 13. Magazine Street and Louisiana Ave)

STOP 14. St. Charles Ave (Louisiana Ave and St. Charles Ave.)

STOP 15. St. Charles Ave (2020 St. Charles Ave)

STOP 16. Mardi Gras World (1380 Port of New Orleans Place)

STOP 17. Arts District (Corner Julia Street and S. Peters Street)

STOP 18. Harrah’s Casino on St. Peters St and Poydras St.)

Do your homework ahead of time to make the most of your time in the city!

  •  City Sightseeing tickets included in registration – Bus only
  • All admissions throughout the day on your own.


6:15pm Steamboat Natchez Dinner Jazz Cruise

Savor the beauty and romance of the New Orleans skyline aboard the authentic Steamboat Natchez. Your two-hour dinner cruise from the heart of the French Quarter shows you why the city was founded on the beautiful crescent of the lower Mississippi River.

  •  Departs from the Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery / walking distance from your city sightseeing Stop 1
  • Live Jazz by the Grammy nominated ‘Dukes of Dixieland’
  • Casual buffet style dining
  • Dinner Cruise included in registration
9:00pm Board Motorcoach back to Hampton Inn & Suites Elmwood
6:00am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast at Hampton Inn & Suites
8:45am Group Meeting in Front Lobby
9:00am Depart for Houmas House Plantation & Gardens
10:30am – 1:30pm Arrive for Tour and Lunch at Houmas House Plantation & Gardens

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, allows visitors to experience the life of a wealthy Sugar Baron in the 1800’s. Tour the historic Louisiana Plantation and explore 38 acres of lush gardens or relax with a refreshing mint julep and enjoy the breeze off the nearby Mississippi River.

  • 40136 Highway 942 Darrow, LA 70725
  • Guided Tour and Lunch
  • https://houmashouse.com/
  • Tour & lunch included in registration
1:45pm – 3:15pm Depart Houmas House for Swamp Tour
4:00pm – 6:00pm Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour

Journey with us by boat, Cajun-style, for a 1 hour 45-minute tour through the heart of Southern Louisiana’s swamplands in the protected Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve’s Barataria Preserve. Experience real-life adventure from the comfort of the swamp boats. Tour back into the privately-owned meandering bayous and take a look into the past. View moss draped cypress trees, fascinating plant life and the creatures who make their homes here.

  •  6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Pkwy Marrero, LA70072
  • Your Cajun guide is a native of the area who will share with you the legends and lore of Louisiana’s still untamed wilderness.
  • Swamp ride included in your registration
6:00pm – 7:30pm Dinner Location To Be Announced
7:30pm – 8:00pm Depart back to Hampton Inn and Suites Elmwood

  •  5150 Mounes Street, Harahan, LA 70123


6:00am – 10:00am Continental Breakfast – Check out Hampton Inn & Suites

 Travel safely home and thank you for joining the

MiM 2021 ‘Sights & Sounds of  New Orleans’