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.

The Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, for the federal holiday.

Special exhibit: "Louisiana - As We See It" - Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild Group Show shares the work of local artists in acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, stained glass, and photography. Now through Friday, June 30. Free.

Cajun music jam - 5:00-6:00 p.m. Monday, June 12. After June 12, jam will be on summer break until August. Bring an instrument and play along with local musicians or just enjoy! 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. Free.

Historic Thibodaux walking tour - 10:00 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Take a one-mile ranger-guided walk through local history. No walk Tuesday, June 20, through Thursday, June 22. Free.

Boat tours on Bayou Lafourche - Cruise into Louisiana's past in fall and spring. 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 (including Memorial Day, Monday, May 29) and Mardi Gras (Tuesday, February 28, in 2017). Useful information about public transportation, regulations on pets, etc., is available here.

Special programs by reservation:


Last updated: June 8, 2017

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419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130


(504) 589-3882

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