Special exhibit: Celebrate Women's History Month with an exhibition of art by sisters Alice Wallace and Penny Crawford. Wallace specializes in dyed silks, marbled paper, and award-winning hand-carved puppets. Crawford's work includes botanical images of plant material drawn in pencil overlaid with pen and ink and then painted with vibrant watercolors. Exhibit on view Tuesday, March 3, through Thursday, April 30. 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:
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Last updated: March 16, 2020