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Museums in LAFAYETTE

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

    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 ...

  • 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

    The Learning Train is a children’s play program that offers parent/child classes devoted to the development of children. We offer six different classes for children six months through four years ...

  • 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 ...

  • Its My Party Indoor Inflatable Playground

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    (56 miles) Baton rouge

    It's My Party is Baton Rouge's premire indoor inflatable facility. 10,000 sq ft of incredible inflatable fun! Bouncers, Slides, Obstacle Courses and much more. 10 inflatables in indoor areans for ...

  • 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.

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