Acadian Cultural Center - Lafayette
Special exhibit: What does it mean to be Mardi Gras royalty? Admire the queen's dress (on display whenever the center is open) and discover the pomp, pageantry, and behind-the-scenes hard work at the 2:45 p.m. ranger talk now through March 15. Free.
The Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette tells stories of the origins, migration, settlement, and contemporary culture of the Acadians (Cajuns) and other area groups. Ranger programs, films, exhibits, and events share a variety of local traditions including music, story-telling, dance, and food, and explore the mysteries of the Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana's wildest place. Kids can explore the center and earn a badge with the Junior Ranger program. The center bookstore sells music, books, and crafts. Admission to the center is free. Click here for directions and for program listings for specific dates.
501 Fisher Road, Lafayette
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