Special exhibit: "Colors of the Heart" features the work of internationally known Choctaw artist Waylon White Deer. Originally from Oklahoma, White Deer now calls Bayou Lacombe, Louisiana, his home; in his words, "Choctaw territory was originally from present day Mississippi to Oklahoma so I'm still in my own territory." On view now through Thursday, January 2. Free.
Dulcimer Jam - Join the Cajun Dulcimer Society and its core group, the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society from Baton Rouge, for dulcimer music: Cajun, country, Celtic, folk, and hymns. Bring an acoustic instrument and join in or just enjoy. 9:30-11:00 a.m. on Saturdays, December 7 (date has been changed; was December 14) and January 11. Free.
Louisiana Talks & Tales - 10:00 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Explore local history and culture through a ranger program. No talk on federal holidays or on Mardi Gras when the center is closed. 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. Portable media players with guided tours of the museum in French, Spanish, and English can be borrowed at the visitor center information desk. Kids can explore the center and earn a badge with the Junior Ranger program. The center's park store sells local crafts, music, and books, including cookbooks and children's stories. Admission to the center is free. Follow these links for the park's calendar of events, exhibits, and programs; for directions and transportation options; and for accessibility information.
501 Fisher Road, Lafayette
Special programs by reservation:
For more information on Cajun history and culture, visit
Last updated: December 2, 2019