The Contemporary Arts Center and New Canal Lighthouse Museum join the Audubon Nature Institute, Longue Vue House and Gardens, National WWII Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum, and Southern Food & Beverage Museum as members of the Culture Pass Program.
To reserve a daily pass, click on the Culture Pass Program button below.
If you need assistance or if you need to cancel a pass, please call 504-529-7323 or ask for assistance online.
About the Contemporary Arts Center
The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is a multidisciplinary arts center dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time. Formed in 1976 by a passionate group of visual and performing artists when the movement to tear down the walls between visual and performing arts was active nationwide, the CAC expresses its mission by organizing world-class curated exhibitions, performances, and public programs that educate and enlarge audiences for the arts while encouraging collaboration among diverse stakeholders composed of artists, institutions, communities, and supporters throughout the world.
About the New Canal Lighthouse Museum
The historic New Canal Lighthouse at West End on Lakeshore Drive was severely damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation reconstructed the lighthouse, incorporating original wood from the 1890 lighthouse that stood on the site and now operates as LPBF's New Canal Lighthouse Museum and Education Center. The museum offers programs that focus on the history of the lighthouse, the ecology of the Pontchartrain Basin and the critical coastal issues we face today in South Louisiana. The museum has on display a Fresnel lens that was believed to have been in the lighthouse in the early 1900's. There are also displays depicting the history of the region and the lighthouse, the work of LPBF, recreational and commercial lake opportunities, and LPBF's plan to make our coast sustainable for the future.