Museums in LAFAYETTE with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Lafayette, Louisiana, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this The Pelican State city offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick! Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Lafayette…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Childrens Museum Of Acadiana

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    Lafayette

    A hands-on participatory museum providing interactive exhibits, special services, performances, and workshops.

  • The Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium

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    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 ...

  • Vivian Alexander Gallery and Museum

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    (10 miles) Maurice

    Enjoy a free tour behind the scenes and see the technical and artistic processes behind the most elite purses in the world.

  • Louisiana Arts and Science Museum

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    (52 miles) 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 ...

  • LSU Museum of Natural Science

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    (55 miles) 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 ...

  • Children's Museum of Lake Charles

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    (71 miles) Lake Charles

    A fun, hands-on atmosphere for kids AND parents who want to learn through play! A great children's museum in Louisiana!

  • The Lois Loftin Doll Museum

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    (87 miles) 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 ...

  • Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum

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    (89 miles) 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 ...

  • Louisiana Childrens Discovery Center

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    (95 miles) Hammond

    Learning is FUN at Louisiana's premier children's museum on the Northshore. Kids up to 12 years and their families can play, learn and experiment in a fun and interactive environment!

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  • Cajun Food Tours

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    (3 miles) Lafayette

    Let your family experience the fun and flavor of Acadiana! The whole family will love the cozy tour bus where they can learn history, the culture, and of course, indulge in some incredible Cajun ...

  • Pastor Brothers Excursions

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    (4 miles) Lafayette

    Get the kids into that Cajun spirit! These Cajun Country Tours can take the family out alligator watching, crawfish peeling, bayou cruising....introduce those kids to a new way of life!

  • Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours

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    (7 miles) Breaux bridge

    Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Breaux Bridge Louisiana swamp tours. The only Handicap Accessible dock on Lake Martin & transport you on an ecotourism adventure deep in the heart of the swamp.

  • Avery Island Tabasco Tour

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    (21 miles) New Iberia

    Incorporating the Tabasco Factory Tour, Jungle Gardens and Bird City, this is a varied Cajun experience for all ages.

  • Acadian Swamp Tours

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    (50 miles) White Castle

    1.5 hour guided tour through the Atchafalaya Spillway and Bay Natchez in White Castle, LA enjoying Louisiana's natural swamp habitat. We are located just minutes from Nottoway Plantation.

  • Baton Rouge Zoo

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    (56 miles) Baton Rouge

    Over the past almost thirty-five years, the Zoo has grown to become the #1 year around family attraction in Baton Rouge. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do ...

  • The Alexandria Zoo

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    (78 miles) Alexandria

    Encompasses 33 shady acres, and is home to more than 600 animals. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Louisiana

  • Gone Wild Safari

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    (88 miles) Pineville

    A beautiful place for kids to enjoy animals out in the pastures and not in cages.

  • Liberty Lagoon

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    (56 miles) Baton Rouge

    Elevated slides, a lazy river and a ton of pools! Kids can cool down in the Louisiana heat with Liberty Lagoon Waterpark!

  • Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin

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    (60 miles) Baton Rouge

    Located on 80 acres at I-10 and Highland Road in Baton Rouge, LA right next to Blue Bayou Water Park, Dixie Landin is an Amusement Park designed for the entire family!

  • Spar Water Park

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    (82 miles) Sulphur

    Municipal water park with lots of rides for kids of all ages.

  • The Jump Zone

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    (4 miles) Lafayette

    7 varying inflatables for a great cardiovascular workout they won't even notice, distracted by slides, obstcale courses and classic bounce houses. There's an area just for under 6s to keep little ...

  • The Learning Train

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    (5 miles) Lafayette

    Open play, birthday parties, classes and camps - all designed to enable children's development through play! Great learning fun in Louisiana!

  • Play and Learn With Me

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    (7 miles) Lafayette

    Play and Learn With Me is the Number One Place for Families with Young Children aged 1 to 6 years. We offer Mommy and Me Play Classes, Lunch Bunch, Open Play Sessions, and Fantastic Birthday ...

  • It's My Party Indoor Inflatable Playground

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    (56 miles) Baton Rouge

    HUGE inflatable fun for kids at this Baton Rouge indoor playground, with slides, obstacles and birthday parties!

  • Jump n Jive

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    (63 miles) Prairieville

    Offers great fun and a good cardiosvascular workout too with giant inflatable entertainments inculding obstacle courses, huge slides, classic bounce houses and more.

  • Lil Bambinos Playtorium

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    (64 miles) Gonzales

    It's indoor playtime at this super fun and colorful playspace, with open play and birthday parties!

  • Pretend Play Party

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    (66 miles) Denham Springs

    4,000 sq ft of interactive, educational fun, with separate toddler area. All inclusive price.

  • Zoo Ba Loo Indoor Playground

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    (86 miles) Houma

    We offer a great indoor playground and party facility for children 1-8. Open Play is offered weekly on Fridays from 10-2

  • Palmetto Island Park and Splash Pad

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    (25 miles) Abbeville

    Featuring Splash Pad water playground, plus boat launch provided for boating and fishing, plus interior land lagoons for exploring by kayak or canoe.

  • Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

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    (29 miles) St Martinville

    6,000 acres of state park filled with history that kids can learn about, as well as outdoor adventures to be had - from fishing, canoeing, to boating.

  • Cypremort Point State Park

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    (36 miles) Cypremort Point

    Between Grand Isle and Cameron, Cypremort Point is the only locality near the Gulf of Mexico that can be reached by car. A half-mile stretch of a man-made beach provides a delightful area for ...

  • Chicot State Park

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    (42 miles) Ville Platte

    The park covers over 6,400 acres of rolling hills and water in South Central Louisiana. The cool, clear waters of Lake Chicot have yielded record freshwater catches of largemouth bass, crappie, ...

  • BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

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    (56 miles) Baton Rouge

    103 acres of incredible swamp and nature park where kids can connect with nature, and enjoy up-close experiences with snakes, turtles and alligators!

  • Creole Nature Trail

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    (72 miles) Lake Charles

    Embark on a journey along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road through one of our nation\'s last great wildernesses - a lush realm of fertile prairies, delicate marshes and abundant ...

  • Creole Nature Trail All American Road

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    (72 miles) Lake Charles

    Get back to nature with the Creole Nature Trail! A fantastic outdoor adventure for the whole family.