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.

Zachary Richard, Cajun Heart free film screening - Follow world-renowned Louisiana Cajun singer, songerwriter, and cultural activist Zachary Richard on a quest to explore his roots and discover the nature of Acadian/Cajun identity in the 21st century. The award-winning documentary was directed by Canadian Phil Comeau. Screening will be followed by discussion. Film is in French with English subtitles. Sponsored by CODOFIL, the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana. 5:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 16. Free.

Cajun music music jam - 5:00-6:00 p.m. every Monday. Bring an instrument and play along with local musicians or just enjoy! No jam on federal holidays, including Memorial Day (Monday, May 29) 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 Tuesday, May 16, due to film screening (see above). No Cercle on federal holidays when center is closed. Free.

Historic Thibodaux walking tour - 2:00 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Take a one-mile ranger-guided walk through local history. Free. Note that in June through September, the walk will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Boat tours on Bayou Lafourche - Cruise into Louisiana's past in fall and spring. Spring 2017 cruising season is now 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.

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419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130


(504) 589-3882

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