Music Comes To Life In This Interactive Instrument Experience In NOLA

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Music Comes To Life In This Interactive Instrument Experience In NOLA

Explore your creativity at the New Orleans Music Box Village!

This New Orleans hidden gem will make you live a one-of-a-kind musical and cultural experience. The Music Box Village is a place where play, imagination and creativity come together as interactive “musical houses.”

The garden was designed and built in 2016 by New Orleans Airlift, an artist-driven non-profit organization, as a unique large-scale community art project. Located in the hip Bywater neighborhood, the Music Box Village is made up of several musical instruments constructed as Creole-style “music houses” that visitors interact with.

It’s open every weekend to explore and play some music by yourself, friends and family. They organize private tours and feature public hours with a cocktail bar and happy hour. Check their calendar, so you don’t miss out on any of their live concerts!

The Village is not just a free space for music; it also hosts many other cultural and community activities like art workshops on sewing and welding.


Reopening September 18

We know you’re already planning your trip to the Music Box Village, however it is temporarily closed and it’ll be reopened on September 18 with some fabulous surprises. They will have a new musical house created by Lonnie Holley which will debut in an October 7 and 8 performance you won’t want to miss.



Where: 4557 N Rampart St, Bywater neighborhood

Admission: $12

Hours: Reopening until September 18.

Saturdays -Sundays 10:00am – 7:00 pm  

Featured image by @musicbox.village. In the picture artists Spirit McIntyre and Aurora Nealand. 

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