Baby Artsplay! at NOMA

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: NOMA is committed to the health and safety of our community. In accordance with instructions from our state and local government regarding novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the museum and sculpture garden are currently closed. Regular updates will be posted at this website and on our e-newsfeed. Read our response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Baby ArtsPlay! sessions have been canceled from April 4 through May 9.

Instill a love of art at a young age through a guided, hands-on gallery experience. Young Audiences Baby Artsplay! returns to NOMA to present a series of 6 free workshops for caregivers and children ages 0-3 on Saturday mornings at the museum. Guided by a Young Audiences / Louisiana Wolf Trap Teaching Artist, learn how to integrate the arts, music, and movement into everyday playtime to foster your child’s developmental growth. Stay tuned for the Baby Artsplay! Toddler Series (ages 3-4), coming to NOMA in Summer 2020 and Fall 2021!

Pre-register up to 2 weeks in advance through the Young Audiences Eventbrite page. Walk-ins permitted as space allows. Upon arrival at NOMA, check in with a YA Representative by the Front Desk. Please note that food and beverages are not permitted in the galleries. 

Access: A stroller-friendly ramp and entrance is located at the west wing of the building, left of the Main Entrance.



Baby Artsplay! (Newborns/Infants, Ages 0-3) Saturdays at 10:30 am

April 4 | Workshop 1 – My 5 Senses (Sensory Play) CANCELED
April 18 | Workshop 2 – Baby Says… (Language Development) CANCELED
April 25 | Workshop 3- My Body (Learning Body Parts) CANCELED
May 2 | Workshop 4 – Let’s Move! (Movement) CANCELED
May 9 | Workshop 5 – Up, Down & All Around (Spatial Awareness) CANCELED 
May 16| Workshop 6 – Get Your Motor Running (Motor Skills) PENDING


Please contact or 504.658.4128 if you have any questions.


About Young Audiences
For over 50 years, Young Audiences of Louisiana has operated arts in education programs that promote academic excellence and social growth through the arts. Studies have shown that students enrolled in Young Audiences programs outperformed their peers on standardized tests, exhibited fewer disciplinary issues, and had increased school attendance.

About Wolf Trap Institute
Young Audiences / Louisiana Wolf Trap has been an affiliate of The Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts since 2010. The Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, a program of the Wolf Trap Foundation, was established in 1981 under a grant from the Head Start Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services serving children birth through kindergarten. The goal of the Institute is to provide early childhood educators with professional development training in the use of performing arts techniques within educational curriculum goals and outcomes for young children. The infusion of arts-based techniques into daily routines provides powerful teaching strategies that can be used to enhance all areas of development, including emergent literacy, self-esteem and socialization, problem solving, receptive and expressive language, motor skills and self-regulation, science and math, conceptualization, and creativity, in order to provide a solid foundation for all future learning.

About The Helis Foundation
The Helis Foundation is a Louisiana private foundation, established and funded by the William Helis Family. The Art Funds of The Helis Foundation advance access to the arts for the community through contributions that sustain operations for, provide free admission to, acquire works of art, and underwrite major exhibitions and projects of institutions within the Greater New Orleans area.


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