Exterior Painting Update

The CMA parking lot will be closed Thursday, 1/13, and Friday 1/14 for painting preparations. Alternate paid parking is available off-street at metered parking spaces located throughout Downtown or at the LCG Vermilion Street Parking garage. (Located across the street from Parc Sans Souci at 121 E Vermilion Street). Two entrance points are available – Taylor street entrance and Polk street entrance.

Learning by Doing!

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.

MUSEUM HOURS: 2 1/2 timed sessions

Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM ; 12:15 PM – 2:45 PM ; 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Sunday 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM ; 3:45 PM – 6:15 PM

 

ADMISSION PRICES

Infants 12 months and under – Free; Adults and Children (Ages 1+) – $7.00 

 

PARKING AND DIRECTIONS

The Children’s Museum of Acadiana is located at 201 E. Congress St. Lafayette, La 70501. Parking at the CMA is complimentary. The entrance to our parking lot is located on Taylor St. 

Mornings at the Museum 

The Children’s Museum of Acadiana is hosting monthly sensory-friendly mornings. These offerings are exclusive to families of children with ASD (Autism spectrum disorder) or sensory processing disorders. We limit the number of families who can attend, turn down sounds and lights, and provide adaptive equipment such as noise-reducing headphones and weighted vests. Best of all, admission is completely free for participating families thanks to The Stuller Family Foundation

S.T.E.A.M. 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. CMA educators have identified many interactive STEM activities that expose kids to a wide variety of STEM education concepts and augment knowledge they learn in school. 

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. 

Make Handwashing Fun!

Now is the perfect time to develop an important skill. 

Parenting during a Pandemic?

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

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.

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.

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