Join us virtually and in-person on Saturday, March 27 to celebrate our current exhibition, The Guardian of the Wetlands: Works by John Taylor, presented in collaboration with the National Wildlife Federation. Explore the Wonders of the Wetlands through a visit to the Museum or access content online from home!

View a virtual exhibition of John Taylor’s work, exploring the Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle.

View Virtual Exhibition


Reserve Time Ticket

  • Please reserve your time online prior to visiting Ogden Museum on March 27. Timed ticketing is required and we are following all local guidelines in regards to capacity. Masks and social distancing are also required.

Reserve Time Ticket

Scavenger Hunt

  • Explore the Museum and participate in a scavenger hunt based on works on view in the galleries. Everyone who submits a finished scavenger hunt will be entered to win a Family Membership ($125 value), Ogden Museum Art Box ($45 value) and an Ogden Museum prize bag ($89 value). Winners will be contacted Monday, March 29.
Complete Scavenger Hunt Online Here

There will also by a QR code linking to the scavenger hunt on a sign at the Museum on Saturday.


Free Family Day Art Bags 

  • Pick upFREE Family Day Art Bag at Ogden Museum or from a participating community partner. Art bags will be available at Ogden Museum while supplies last beginning Monday, March 22. 
  • Additional bag distribution will take place on March 27 from 10 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Neighborhood Empowerment Network Association (NENA), 5701 St. Claude Ave.

Support for the Free Family Day Art Bags has also been provided by Holy Cross Neighborhood Association, Lower 9th Ward Neighborhood Association and NENA.

Art Activity Instruction Booklet

  • Download the Art Activity Instruction Booklet which includes coloring sheets and guided instructions and templates for art activities inspired by John Taylor, Walter Anderson and Louisiana wetlands.
Download Art Activity Booklet

ONLINE PROGRAMS: Programs will only be presented virtually.


Artist Interview: John Taylor (10 mins)

Listen to an interview with artist John Taylor. Taylor speaks on his memories of the Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle before the MRGO canal devastated the area, how the wetlands have fostered his environmentalism and what inspired him to start creating walking sticks.

Interactive Video: Biodiversity of Life on Earth Activity for Kids

Participate in a guided activity and learn what biodiversity is and how you can measure the number of plants and animals in your area. Biodiversity is an indicator of the health of an ecosystem. Materials needed: clipboard, paper, pencil and color pencils.

Visit for more nature-based activities from the National Wildlife Federation. Updated weekly.

Curated Conversation with Ben Depp (20 mins)

Listen to a Curated Conversation between Ogden Museum Curator of Photography Richard McCabe and photographer Ben Depp. Depp discusses his artistic practice and unique photography technique; use of a hang glider to capture aerial views of the rapidly declining Louisiana coast.

Interactive Video: Coastal Land Loss with the Pontchartrain Conservancy Activity for Kids

Learn about causes of coastal land loss in this Interactive Video and hands-on activity with the Pontchartrain Conservancy. Visit to access accompanying materials for the activity and more Interactive Videos on environmental science.

Get Involved in Coastal Restoration:

Join Restore the Mississippi River Delta and record your story of #Ourcoast. Stories are powerful tools that unite and inspire us, even when we’re apart. This project will allow us to shine a light on and share just how important Louisiana’s coast is to each of us. By participating in the Restore #OurCoast project, you can help motivate others to get involved and educate decision-makers to prioritize our coast so future generations will have their own stories to tell. Whatever your connection, Louisiana’s coast needs your voice to help protect its future. With your stories, we can get beyond the statistics and maps, bring the places we love across our coast to light and put faces to the many who love Louisiana and want action taken on coastal restoration.

Record Your #OurCoast Story Here

Special Thanks to our Community Partners