We highly recommend purchasing tickets before visiting, walk-ins are accepted based on available capacity. Click the ‘Buy Tickets’ button to check capacity and purchase tickets.

When you purchase a gift card from the Children’s Museum of Acadiana, you’re giving more than just one gift. Not only does the recipient of your gift card receive something priceless – Museum experiences with loved ones – the CMA receives the gift of your support. The Children’s Museum of Acadiana is a nonprofit organization that receives NO government funding except as periodically awarded grants which means we rely on our guests and supporters like you to keep the doors open and lights on!  


Each year we are excited to see a growing interest in our programs and events, which leads to tickets selling out earlier. We have now reached capacity for Twinkle Light Night, so we had to close ticket sales. If you didn’t get a chance to get your ticket, please do consider joining us at one of our other events like New Year’s Noon! Stay tuned


Santa Claus is on his way to the CMA for Twinkle Light Night

The Children’s Museum of Acadiana’s 7th annual Twinkle Light Night is set for Friday, December 3, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  Santa wants to hear your Christmas wishes and loves to take pictures!   

The CMA elves have been hard at work planning lots of memory-making, hands-on Christmas fun. There is a flurry of activities in every corner of the Museum.    

 Admission:  $8 per person; members $4 per person.  12 months and under are free.

Advance tickets on sale November 5, 2021:  purchase online or at CMA Tuesday—Sunday.    Tickets are non-refundable.

Due to anticipated high demand, the advance purchase of admission tickets for TLN is strongly encouraged.  Limited capacity ensures a great time for everyone so please note that admission, the same day at the door is subject to availability and is not guaranteed

Located in the Museum’s Courtyard, Harmony Park features a commercial-grade play structure offering families an outside “hands-on” experience that inspires physical activity, interactivity and creative play. Open at no cost during normal operating hours and after hours for special events. cmalaf/calendar.

Kiwanis of Acadiana - Harmony Park


Very nice set up for children to play with real-life experiences. Vet, ambulance, dentist, fun bubbles, groceries, and more. The experience is a timed entrance and that allows more space for the children without being rushed. – Sharon S.


It was awesome! We loved every moment of our visit and we will come back again! – Katina G. 


Great fun for the kids. All of the areas were very well done. My kids of 3 1/2 and 2 had a blast. We are very strongly considering a membership. – Taylor D.


My grandkids loved it. Still popular and good wholesome fun while learning after 25 years ago of me taking my kids. – Michele N.

Cute place with lots of exhibits for the kids to touch and play with. The bubble making area was a favorite. There is an outdoor playground too. – Laura M. 
Always a fun time . My grandson loves it and also meeting new friends ! Thanks to the ones cleaning and picking up after all those little ones. We know how you feel 😁 – shirlene M. 

Daily Discoveries

“Daily Discoveries” is a jam-packed ten-week summer program providing children who are out of school a different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) activity to engage in during their weekday visit Tuesday through Friday.

Educator and Parent Resources

Looking for a fun and educational activities to try at home? Check out these cool experiments! 

Power of Play!

Summer is almost over but there’s still time for PLAY! Research shows play can improve children’s abilities to plan, organize, get along with others, and regulate emotions. In addition, play helps with language, math, social skills, and even helps children cope with stress. When you visit the CMA you play with purpose in a child-centered environment, which offers 15,000 square feet of unique opportunities to freely and joyfully explore, engage and connect with the world in which we live.

Educator and Parent Resources

Looking for a fun and educational activities to try at home? Check out these cool experiments! 

Parenting during a Pandemic?

Parenting is already a full-time job!! Here are some helpful tips to get through it. 

Make Handwashing Fun!

Now is the perfect time to develop an important skill. 

STEAM kIDS Sundays

Learning can be fun! S.T.E.A.M Kids Sundays are filled with education enrichment activities offered on the last Sunday of each month between 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm to CMA guests.

The Perfect Bubble

We have just the right recipe to help with your next outdoor activity day!

Thank you Heymann Foundation!

In 2020, The Heymann Foundation came through for the CMA again with a significant financial gift to cover the Museum’s final mortgage payment. This incredibly generous gift enabled the Museum to reallocate precious funds to exhibit and program expenses. The CMA is profoundly grateful to the Foundation for its part in ensuring the Museum is open for the next generation of Museum appreciators.

The Perfect Bubble

We have just the right recipe to help with your next outdoor activity day!

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