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.
 
WHAT"S HAPPENING:

Late opening: The center will open at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18, due to staff training.

Cajun music music jam - 5:00-6:15 p.m. on Mondays January 9, 23, and 30. 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 2016 cruising season is over---see you in the spring! 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
985-448-1375
Open Monday-Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Wednesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The center is also open 8:00-11:00 a.m. on Farmer's Market Saturdays (no Farmer's Market on Saturday, December 24, or Saturday, December 31; center is closed). Closed on federal holidays and Mardi Gras (Tuesday, February 9, in 2016). Useful information about public transportation, regulations on pets, etc., is available here.

Special programs by reservation:

 
 
 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone:

(504) 589-3882
Phone numbers are for park headquarters. Phones are answered 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Park headquarters is closed on federal holidays and on Mardi Gras.

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