Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center

 

Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center
314 St. Mary St.
Thibodaux, LA 70301
985-448-1375



WHAT'S HAPPENING:

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HISTORIC THIBODAUX WALKING TOUR - 10:00 a.m. every Tuesday - Thursday. Join a ranger for a stroll through downtown Thibodaux and hear the stories of its past. No tour on federal holidays. Free.

MUSIC ON THE BAYOU - 2:00 p.m. every Saturday (weather permitting and no music on federal holidays). Discover the wide range of south Louisiana's music: zydeco, gospel, blues, jazz, Cajun, and more. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the great outdoors with great music! To find out who's playing, check out our Facebook page or call the center at 985-448-1375. If you have suggestions or requests for performers, email the park. Free.

SATURDAY PARK KID ADVENTURES - 2:00 p.m. every Saturday (weather permitting and no activities on federal holidays). Each Saturday we'll be offering Free Outdoor Kids' activities for the whole family from 2-3 p.m. during Music on the Bayou. Explore the science and art of our bayou region! Free.

TEMPORARILY CANCELLED Boat Tours of Bayou Lafourche - 10:00 a.m. every Friday. Cruise into Louisiana's past on a ranger-guided boat tour. No tour on federal holidays when the center is closed. Learn more here.

TEMPORARILY CANCELLED Monday Night 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. To find out who's playing, call the center at 985-448-1375. If you have suggestions or requests for performers, email the park. Free.

TEMPORARILY CANCELLED Share Your Stories - 10:00 a.m.-noon every Monday. 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 build 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.

TEMPORARILY CANCELLED 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 the center is closed. Free.

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 for kids -- Watch for information about 2022 summer camps.


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 park 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.

Special programs by reservation:

 
 
 

Operating Hours

Last updated: October 14, 2021

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Mailing Address:

419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone:

(504) 589-3882

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