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Field Trips & Outreach

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving local maritime history and culture as it relates to the Lower Mississippi River Basin’s importance as a provider of wildlife habitats, water quality, and erosion and flood control.

The Basin not only provides an outdoor classroom for school children and researchers, it is of great value both commercially and recreationally to the people of Louisiana.

In 2017, the Maritime Museum’s education program launched its new field trip format, focusing primarily on Louisiana Department of Education GLE requirements for public schools as well as maritime industry STEM related topics.

Field trips are designed and set-up to accommodate visits from Louisiana children – as well as children from all over the world – based on what they are studying in school and how the knowledge they gain from their visits can be applied to their lives after they leave the Maritime Museum for many years to come.  Classroom GLE alignment with Museum presentations is available upon request.

For more information about the available presentations, special services, or to request a field trip, please click on the following links

General Field Trip Information

Field Trip Presentation Selection Form

Field Trip Request Form

or contact Mary “Trixie” Leblanc, Education Coordinator, at (985) 845-9200 or



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