For Kids

School group finds beavers' dam, Photo by John Lees

School group looking at beavers' dam, Photo by John Lees

There are many activities for children within Cane River National Heritage Area and events are family oriented.
This list is meant to be an example of the "kid friendly" sites and activities in our region.

Alligator Park & Show
Alligators Up Close & Personal
Open Daily April 15 - August 15
Weekends August 15 - October 15
10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Admission: $6.50 Adults
$4.95 Ages 3 to 12
Free ages under 3
For information call:
318-354-0001 or 877-354-7001
or visit:

Fort St. Jean Baptiste - Office of State Parks
155 rue Jefferson
Admission: $2.00 Ages 13-62
Experience a bit of colonial history
For more information call:
  318-357-3101 or 888-677-7853
or visit

Natchitoches Parish Library
450 Second Street
Check for Special Children's Events
Admission free.
For detailed information call:
or visit

National Fish Hatchery
615 South Drive
Warm water center concerned with spawning, hatching, and rearing young fish, called fingerlines. Aquarium and site tours available.
318-352-5324 or
Visit the aquarium and tour the hatchery. School groups welcome.

Photo by John Lees

Alligator Farm and Park, Photo by CRNHA

Large alligators at the Alligator Park and Show, Photo by CRNHA

Alligators, Photo by CRNHA

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