If you PCS to the south in the middle of summer, you will quickly find and befriend all if the indoor playgrounds in your area! Here in Louisiana at MARFORRES/NAS JRB Belle Chasse are lucky to have a great one so close.
The Monkey Room is located just across the bridge in New Orleans proper. From the bases just mentioned, this indoor playground is less than a 25 minute drive. Although it is in the city, The Monkey Room has it’s own free parking lot – this is huge when you are trying to wrestle multiple kids in and out of the car! Even on a weekend when the lot was full, we easily found street parking right next to the building.
What we LOVE about The Monkey Room is that it has a huge play structure for the big kids, as well as a good-sized soft play area for the crawlers and new walkers.
You can purchase snacks and drinks for a reasonable price, including juice boxes and animal crackers.
There are plenty of tables and chairs for parents and caretakers that surround the play structures. If our kids were just a little older, this would be a fantastic place to get some work done while they play!
If you’re looking for a place to hold a birthday party, there is also a separate area where you can host a private bounce house and have plenty of seating, as well.
The Monkey Room is located at 1501 Religious Street, New Orleans, LA.
They are open Monday thru Friday 10am to 5pm (closed Tuesdays) and Saturday/Sunday 10am to 6pm. Check out The Monkey Room website for special hours. Right now you can enter for a chance to win free passes on their site!
Enjoy, and stay cool!