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.

Bayou Lafourche Cleanup - 8:00 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 11. Beautify Bayou Lafourche with the center's rangers, the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, and dozens of your friends and neighbors. Register online (individuals and groups welcome). Boats and boat owners who can transport volunteers to places that are difficult to access on foot are especially needed. Free.

Special Lundi Gras Cajun music jam: "The Chickens Know It's Mardi Gras" - 5:00-6:15 p.m. on Monday, February 27. Join musicians Jerry Moody and Judith Pringle (in full Cajun Mardi Gras costumes!) for a special musical salute to Mardi Gras in Cajun Country, including their original song that explains the connection between chickens and the festivities. Free.

Cajun music music jam - 5:00-6:15 p.m. every Monday. Bring an instrument and play along with local musicians or just enjoy! No jam on federal holidays when center is closed. 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. No Cercle on Tuesday, February 28; center closed for Mardi Gras. Free.

Historic Thibodaux walking tour - 2:00 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Take a one-mile ranger-guided walk through local history. No walk Tuesday, February 28; center closed for Mardi Gras. Free.

Registration for summer camps at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center is now underway. Follow the link for camp dates, prices, and other information.

Boat tours on Bayou Lafourche - Cruise into Louisiana's past in fall and spring. Spring 2017 cruising season is March 1 through May 31. 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
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 28, in 2017). Useful information about public transportation, regulations on pets, etc., is available here.

Special programs by reservation:


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Mailing Address:

419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130


(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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