Museums in Lafayette

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Lafayette
A hands-on participatory museum providing interactive exhibits, special services, performances, and workshops.
Lafayette
This museum / planetarium is home to over 1,000 paintings and exhibits of Louisiana artists and the planetarium and educational programs. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Louisiana
Maurice
Enjoy a free tour behind the scenes and see the technical and artistic processes behind the most elite purses in the world.
Baton Rouge
From art exhibitions and workshops to hands-on science exhibits and treasures from ancient Egypt, LASM has something to inspire everyone. Learn more about the museum on this site and plan a visit soon.
Baton Rouge
The LSU Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1936, when its first director, George H. Lowery, Jr., assembled a few study specimens of birds in a classroom in Audubon Hall. Since its move to Murphy J. Foster Hall in 1950, the museum has continued ...
Long Leaf
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!! Especially for Children: Motorcar Rides, Pony Rides, Space Jumpers, "Angel Express" Train Rides, & Face Painting
Lake Charles
The Children Museum offers a unique hands-on atmosphere for children and their parents to interact and have fun while learning. Each month we offer a full list of programs. We host ArtSpace Workshops and special event guests throughout the year!
DeRidder
Lois and Albert \"Dutch\" Loftin devoted over 48 years to collecting the the over 3,000 dolls on display at the old Kansas City Southern Depot. The collection includes rare antiques and collectables from all over the world. Allow plenty of time. Visi...
Houma
The Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum preserves and promotes the area's long, colorful and historically important connection with the seafood and water transportation industries, as well as other wetlands and water based hunting, gathering and minin...
Stark Museum
(103 Miles)
Orange
Offers an impressive selection of American Western art and artifacts on permanent display. Other areas of speciality include rare books and manuscripts, plus Decorative and American indian Arts.
New Orleans
We welcome you to your New Orleans Museum of Art to celebrate art and culture... and life! The New Orleans Museum of Art, the city's oldest fine arts institution, has a magnificent permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects, valued in excess o...
Mardi Gras World
(119 Miles)
New Orleans
You know this is going to be a fun tour as soon as you arrive. Colorful Mardi Gras props, like a gigantic jovial jester, fiercely realistic alligators, and a gorgeously exciting Marilyn Monroe with skirt flying greet one and all to this amazing fanta...
Winfield
The Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame contains memorabilia of political figures throughout the state's history. The Hall of Fame includes governors, senators, congressman and representatives, a president and a presidential advisor. We have ...
Beaumont
Home to an extensive collection of fire engines and firefighting equipment dating back to 1856. Children get the opportunity to dress in fire gear and experience what it is like behind the wheel of a fire truck on a simulator. Plus see Pluggie the ro...
Monroe
A hands-on, interactive museum for children of all ages. Exhibits such The Kids Cafe, Health Club, Bubbleworks and Stufee. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Louisiana
Vicksburg
People who have lived in Vicksburg all their lives have said they did not fully understand the Siege, the naval operations, or the impact on local citizens until they visited the Vicksburg Battlefield Museum.
Gulfport
For the “Classic Car Enthusiast”, a visit to Busted Wrench Garage, Museum, & Gift Shop is an absolute MUST! Classic cars, motorcycles, and even boats displayed in a 6,000 square foot exhibit hall! The display is three-dimensional, and lined with ...
Gulfport
The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center expands a child's world by encouraging shared learning experiences to enrich the minds and hearts of children and adults through interactive and entertaining exhibitions and programs
Jackson
The Museum's new location allows it, for the first time ever, to display some of the more than 4,000 works of art from its permanent collection.
Gulfport
isitors of all ages will be engaged in a fun, hands-on learning experience that will help them understand and appreciate the species that make our Gulf Coast waters unique.
Camp Shelby
The museum's state- of-the-art exhibits tell personal stories of the heroes and heroines of our Republic and serves to educate future generations about the price paid for the freedom and prosperity Americans enjoy today.
Jackson
Mississippi is home to a uniqueand uniquely variednatural heritage. The remarkable Mississippi Museum of Natural Science assembles that heritage and places it on display for the education and entertainment of visitors from across the nation and aroun...
Jackson
In this friendly environment children have a place to discover for themselves the cultural richness of the places where they live. It inspires a thirst for discovery and knowledge in all children through fun, innovative learning experiences.
Shreveport
The Gallery has had a profound interest in both American history and American/European art and, consequently, has amassed a collection that ranges from pieces created during the colonial period to contemporary works. Most of these are arranged in chr...
Bilox
The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Shreveport
The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum is mission driven--its purpose is to educate, promote tourism and to build community pride. Located on six acres of state land at 3015 Greenwood Road, adjacent to the State Fairgrounds, the museum is funded and oper...
Shreveport
Take a trip back in time with us to see what life was like when Shreveport was young. The Spring Street Historical Museums building was constructed in the 1860s as Tallys Bank and is one of the oldest remaining buildings in downtown Shreveport. The b...
Pasadena
Bring your old Photos, Memories and stories to share with there over refreshments. Tour the Pomeroy Homestead, Strawberry House, Anna's House and the Prairie House to remember Pasadena from 1900's through the 1950's
Houston
The first library of its kind in Houston and one of the few African American libraries in the country, offering incomparable collections of multi-type resources, exhibits and innovative programs. Plus special exhibits, including lectures, films and w...
Houston
Explore the far reaches of outer space, roam with the dinosaurs, wander through Africa's Serengeti, and marvel at the world's rarest and most beautiful minerals. Great idea for fun things to do in Houston with kids
Houston
America's “No. 1 Children's Museum" by Parents Magazine, listed among Forbes' "Best Children's Museums in the U.S.", and voted Houston A-List “Best Museum 2012,” the Children’s Museum of Houston is a Playground for Your Mind™. Anchor the ...
Houston
The Museum of Printing History displays a dynamic collection of historical documents, fine art prints, and antique printing equipment. Our Museum is more, though, than its permanent collection. It is alive with exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and...
Oil City
The museum exhibits items concerning the region\'s famous oil history, the associated growth of area oil-boom towns, the railroad, and previous local Native American settlement. The museum also maintains an extensive local history library and collect...
Smackover
Officially opened to the public in 1986, the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources is situated in the midst of the historic sixty square mile Smackover Oil Field and one mile south of the oil rich town of Smackover. Although the Museum represents all...
Mobile
The Mobile Carnival Museum highlights the history of Mardi Gras in its true birthplace - Mobile Alabama.
Mobile
A fun, hands-on and educational experience with over 150 science related interactive exhibits!
Tyler
A dynamic public science facility, offering educational and entertainment programming to encourage an interest in science education. Enjoy traveling hands-on science exhibits and large-screen movies in the 40ft domed theater.
West Greenwood
Our name is Cottonlandia, but our museum is about so much more than cotton. Mississippi artwork combines with history - local, military, and agricultural - along with an immense collection of Native American artifacts to create a museum that has some...
Pine Bluff
A treat for railroad buffs however young, featuring Pine Bluff’s legendary queen of steam, with friendly informative tours!
Clarksdale
The Delta Blues Museum is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value, and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the blues.
Hot Springs
The mission of Mid-America Science Museum is to stimulate interest in science, to promote public understanding of the sciences, and to encourage life-long science education through interactive exhibits and programs. The Museum also serves as a premie...
Scott
Learn about growing and picking cotton, as well as ginning and storing the seeds. Tour the 1912 museum building, Dortch Gin Building, and Seed Warehouse.
Commerce
Exciting kids about knowledge through hands on exhibits, informed performance, workshops, classes and planned activities.
Little Rock
The Mission here is to ignite a passion for science, technology and math in a dynamic, interactive environment.
Mayborn Museum
(316 Miles)
Waco
A terrific collection of Texan curios and fascinating exhibits, some of which emulates the early traditions where museum items were presented purely for visual entertainment and shock value and were not labeled.
Tunica
Take a trip from Tunica's past to present in the new Tunica County Museum. Experience what life was like before the casinos. Interesting fact filled fun tour.See how the Mississippi River has changed courses many times thru the years. "Get To Know Tu...
Fort Walton Beach
A small but important museum that depicts 12,000 years of Native American occupation.
Dallas
The African American Museum is an institution dedicated to the research, identification, selection, acquisition, presentation and preservation of visual art forms and historical documents that relate to the African American community.
Dallas
Since 1989, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has welcomed more than 6 million visitors from around the worldpeople of all ages seeking information and understanding about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
Tuscaloosa
Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View the extensive displays of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, ethnology, history, and photography.

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Fun places to visit in Lafayette with kids

Louisiana is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Louisiana's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Louisiana with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Louisiana - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in LA