The Children's Museum of Acadiana (CMA) is a hands-on museum designed FOR with kids in mind! This popular Lafayette destination promotes "learning by doing", so not only do kids have a great time playing, creating, and exploring, but they also are learning and developing at the same time!
All of the exhibits within the Children's Museum of Acadiana promote the concept of demystifying this "great big world" to smaller kids. Here, they will find kiddie sized versions of everyday places, whether it be the grocery store, the dentist's office and even cafes, bringing the adult world down to them!
Kids might want to create a masterpiece as an artist, or they might create the latest menu in their own restaurant. What's also great, is that ALL of the exhibits within the museum also allow kids to participate. They are all interactive, and all encourage experimenting, using their imaginations, and learning!
Future architects can show off their skills in Architect Alley, with toys that they can build with, whether it be an entire fortress or an entire city!
Kids can learn about their bodies and why keeping healthy is so important as they complete x-rays and become a doctor for the day. It's not just people either! It might be the Healthy Pets Hospital that catches their eye, as they greet guests as they check in for appointments, or checking the chart to see what problems their "pets" might have
Many of the exhibits are roleplay settings with equipment and dress up uniforms to add to the realistic nature of what the kids get to play with.
So why not enjoy a day of learning, exploration, creativity and FUN at the Children's Museum of Acadiana. It's a museum JUST for kids, so what are we all waiting for? Let's get PLAYING!
Check out the "Upcoming Events" on their website in case there are some dates that you want to put in the diary!
The CMA does not offer food or drink but there are lots of family friendly restaurants within walking distance.
From I-10 East or West: Exit I-10 at Lafayette Exit 103A. Go South on Evangeline Thruway 2.2 miles to Jefferson Street. Turn right on Jefferson Street and proceed to Garfield Street at second signal light. Turn left on Garfield Street; travel 2 blocks and turn right on Taylor Street. CMA will be 1 block on the right; enter parking lot from Taylor Street. Parking at the CMA is complimentary.
Each year the Children’s Museum of Acadiana works hard to present exciting field trip experiences to students and teachers across the more than 37 parishes it serves! Field Trips are available Monday through Friday, but Monday field trips require a minimum of 50 paying students.
Check out "A Peek Inside" the museum store for fun souvenirs and gift items!
Just give them a call to chat about the accessibility of the museum, they will be happy to help!
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10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday 12pm - 5pm Sunday
Open year round but closed Mondays
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