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.

Citizen Science Phenology Training - What's phenology? The study of seasonal changes in the environment. Learn how to identify seasonal changes of plant species on the Bayou Lafourche portion of the Gulf Coast Phenology Trail, enter data on a website or app, and contribute to current scientific research. Free but space limited so reservation required; email the park or call 985-448-1375. 10:00 a.m.-noon, Saturday, August 25. Learn more about citizen science at Jean Lafitte at the link.

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. To find out who's performing when, see the park Facebook posts (you can see park posts even if you don't have a Facebook account) or call the center at 985-448-1375. 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 or on Mardi Gras when center is closed. Free.

Historic Thibodaux Walking Tour - 10:00 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in June. 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 in fall and spring. Destinations, dates, times, and ticket information at the link.

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
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: July 26, 2018

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419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130


(504) 589-3882

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