Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center

Display case with guitar, banjo, accordion, and other instruments
Life in Louisiana's wetlands wasn't easy back in the day, but there was almost always time for a song or two.

The Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center is closed on Monday, October 9, for the Columbus Day holiday.

Park After Dark - 6:30-9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13. Discover your creepy crawly neighbors with a special evening insect program. Rangers will set up a light trap to attract insects, discuss insect identification, and explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of our neighborhood bugs. Drop by for a while or stay for the whole evening. Free.

Cajun music jam - 5:00-6:00 p.m. on Mondays from September 11 through October 30 (no jam on Columbus Day, Monday, October 9; center closed for federal holiday). Bring an instrument and play along with local musicians or just enjoy! Free.
Cercle Francophone - 5:30-7:00 p.m. every Tuesday. Come pass a good time speaking French (Cajun or otherwise). Help keep French alive in Louisiana---and if you don't speak French, come on along to watch linguistic history in action. No Cercle on federal holidays when center is closed. Free.

Boat tours on Bayou Lafourche - Cruise into Louisiana's past in fall and spring. Fall 2017 cruising season begins Monday, October 2. Destinations, dates, times, and ticket information at the link.

The lives of the Acadians (Cajuns) and others whose travels brought them to Louisiana's bayous are featured at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux. Explore recreation, clothing, home furnishings, religion, cuisine, and fishing through exhibits, artifacts, videos, and films. A 200-seat theater is used for productions by the Thibodaux Playhouse, Inc., and other programs. Kids can earn a badge with the Junior Ranger program. The center's museum store has CDs, craft items, and books from cookbooks to children's stories on sale. Admission to the center and to most programs is free. Follow these links for the park's calendar of events, exhibits, and programs; for directions and transportation options; and for accessibility information.

314 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux
Open Monday-Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Wednesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Closed on federal holidays (including Memorial Day, Monday, May 29) and Mardi Gras (Tuesday, February 28, in 2017). Useful information about public transportation, regulations on pets, etc., is available here.

Special programs by reservation:


Last updated: October 4, 2017

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419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130


(504) 589-3882

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