- Entrance ticket to New Orleans’ National WWII Museum
- Browse fascinating information displays and see artifacts such as diaries and letters
- Visit the museum’s Solomon Victory Theater to see the 4D movie Beyond all Boundaries
- Step aboard a replica of USS Tang for an interactive tour of the formidable submarine
- See poignant memorials and information displays about the fallen American soldiers of WWII
What You Can Expect
After heading through the entranceway, step aboard a mini-train and travel to the museum’s main war exhibitions, just as WWII soldiers would have caught a train as they went to war. The building is arranged into different collections, with each showcasing a range of artifacts from WWII. Read the information stands as you walk around, and browse uniforms worn by the troops as well as medals, weaponry, diaries, letters, original black-and-white photos and more.
The museum also boasts interactive discovery zones and a movie theater that bring war stories to life. Head inside Solomon Victory Theater to see the animated 4D Beyond all Boundaries, a movie narrated and produced by Tom Hanks that documents life in the trenches and on the Home Front, from a selection of first-hand accounts.
Your entrance ticket also includes an interactive experience at the museums’ US Freedom Pavilion: the Boeing Center, called ‘Final Mission: The USS Tang Submarine Experience.’ Taking place on board a replica of USS Tang, one of the most successful WWII submarines, the experience involves you joining a patrol and being enlisted with wartime tasks to help you navigate the ship’s final battle. It’s a thrilling insight into the story of Tang’s final mission when her crew were involved in risky engagement with the Japanese.
How long you spend inside the museum is up to you! If you are hungry or simply want a break from exploring the exhibits, visit the on-site American Sector Restaurant or the Soda Shop. Food and drinks are at your own expense.
My husband and I toured The National WWII Museum on February 28, 2015. The museum was fairly crowded that morning around 11:00 when we arrived. I felt flow was a little rushed, especially since the early movie times were strongly encouraged. We interrupted our tour to go view the Tom Hanks narrative. It was very entertaining. Next, we moved toward the submarine experience. I have to say that this was my favorite part of the museum! The experience is a must for anyone, especially if you have kids. Afterwards, we went back to the museum to conclude our tour.
The Beyond All Boundaries movie was fantastic. Well worth the price of admission.