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.


Special Exhibit - "Louisiana: Faces, Places and Traces" Artist Cheri Fry started painting as a teenager but really found her artistic passion as an adult. Her depictions of landscapes and people reflect her own journey through life. Exhibit on view through Wednesday, May 1. Free.

Monday Music - 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Monday (no music on federal holidays, including Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, when center is closed). Discover the wide range of south Louisiana's music: zydeco, gospel, blues, jazz, Cajun, and more. Free. If you have suggestions or requests for performers, email the park. Scheduled performers are
  • April: 1 - Louis Michot; 8 - Cajun Music Preservation Society; 15 - Gina Forsythe and Waylon Thibodeaux; 22 - Cajun Music Preservation Society; 29 - to be announced.

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 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 (Tuesday, March 5, in 2019) when center is closed. Free.

Historic Thibodaux Walking Tour - 2:00 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday through May 29. On Monday, June 3, the walk will change to its summer start time of 10:30 a.m. Join a ranger for a walk through downtown Thibodaux and hear the stories of its past. No tour on federal holidays including Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) 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 - registration is now underway; follow the link for information.

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 and Mardi Gras (Tuesday, March 5, in 2019). Useful information about public transportation, regulations on pets, etc., is available here.

Special programs by reservation:


Last updated: April 10, 2019

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