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:

The Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center museum will be closed Monday, October 22, through Friday, October 26, so that the lighting system can be replaced. The center's information desk and store will remain open and all programs will be available as usual.

Understanding Bayou Lafourche Canoe Trek 3:00-6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 27. Discover the changes fall brings to plants, animals, and water in and along Bayou Lafourche. Watch for birds and alligators, identify plants, test the water, and learn how the bayou ecosystem works. canoes and life jackets provided. Ages 18 and up. Free but space limited so registration required; email the park for reservations. Follow the links for a pdf Bayou Lafourche canoe trek flier to download, print, and share and to learn more about citizen science at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center.

Monday Music - 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Monday (no music on federal holidays when center is closed). Discover the wide range of south Louisiana's music: zydeco, gospel, blues, jazz, Cajun, and more. Free. Scheduled performers are
  • October 1 - Cajun Music Preservation Society, 8 - no performance since center is closed for Columbus Day federal holiday, 15 - Cajun Music Preservation Society, 22 - Gina Forsyth
  • November: 5 - Michael Doucet; 12 - no performance since center is closed for Veterans Day federal holiday; 19 - Bruce Daigrepont; 26 - to be announced.
  • December: 3 - Sarah Jayde Williams; 10 - Cajun Music Preservation Society. 17 - to be announced; 24 - no performance; 31 - no performance.

Share Your Stories - 10:00 a.m.-noon every Monday beginning October 15. Join Lafourche Parish Library staff, park rangers, and park volunteers to share your stories of life along Bayou Lafourche. The goal of the Share Your Stories project is to buld a collection of recorded stories that will be housed at the library for future historians and to encourage present-day thought and conversation. Free. At the Thibodaux Branch Library, 705 West Fifth Street, Thibodaux.


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 or on Mardi Gras when center is closed. Free.

Historic Thibodaux Walking Tour - 2:00 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Join a ranger for a walk through downtown Thibodaux and hear the stories of its past. No tour on federal holidays or on Mardi Gras when the center is closed. Free.

Boat tours on Bayou Lafourche - Cruise into Louisiana's past on a ranger-guided boat tour. Destinations, dates, times, and ticket information at the link.

Citizen science programs, training, and events - Join the team to learn about the world around you, record your observations, and share them to assist with scientific research.

Summer camps - see you in 2019!

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. Closed on federal holidays and Mardi Gras (Tuesday, February 13, in 2018). Useful information about public transportation, regulations on pets, etc., is available here.

Special programs by reservation:

 
 
 

Last updated: October 16, 2018

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Mailing Address:

419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone:

(504) 589-3882

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