Louisiana Children’s Museum holds soft re-opening for healthcare workers

2,000 tickets were given to healthcare workers and their families from the Louisiana Children's...
2,000 tickets were given to healthcare workers and their families from the Louisiana Children's Museum at City Park(WVUE)
Published: May. 22, 2021 at 11:56 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - More than 2,000 advance, timed-entry tickets for admission have been distributed to area hospitals and community clinics to be shared with workers who have, and continue, to contribute across all areas of healthcare.

The free admission is for healthcare workers on May 23 & 24, and is possible thanks to the LCM and The Helis Foundation.

“Ochsner offered us some passes to come in today and so we did,” said Nicole Fernandez who works at Ochsner Health.

“We’ve got our grandson who is one and our son who is six and this is both their first time here and so obviously they are enjoying it.”

Many frontline workers were forced to spend time away from their families during the pandemic due to quarantine or other factors.

Now that things are beginning to look up, CEO of the Museum, Julia Bland, says this was an easy way to let them relax and feel normal again.

“We’re thrilled to be able to open our arms and welcome them here and have fun today,” said Bland.

“We really don’t look at ourselves as heroes because that’s what we’re supposed to do,” said Fernandez.

“Take care of people however we do it from the bottom to the very top, and the cities been great and wonderful all around.”

The museum will officially re-open to the public next Saturday, May 29.

Ticket must be purchased in advance.

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