We Need You!


The CMA is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children through our educational exhibits, programs, and community services. The CMA currently serves a 36-parish region of central, southeast, and southwest Louisiana. Please be a part of these efforts to promote a life-long love of learning for Louisiana’s children.

The CMA is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation. Your support for the CMA will help to educate thousands of museum visitors annually. Additionally, your generous contribution is tax-deductible.

The financial well being of the CMA is dependent upon a balance of earned income through admissions and exhibits/ program sponsorships. The CMA is not a city or state agency. Your participation is invaluable and will serve as an example of your personal dedication to improving the quality of life for everyone in Acadiana.

Operations Donation

By supporting the CMA you provide high-quality exhibits and programming that gives families with young children educational enrichment experiences in a safe and nurturing environment. We would be lying if we said the Museum hasn’t taken a financial hit from the pandemic – 2020 has been the most challenging year since the CMA opened. Since 1996, the CMA has provided children, their families, and educators a creative environment with interactive exhibits and programs. With your donation to the Museum you contribute to the CMA’s effort to navigate through these challenging times so that the Museum continues to delight children and their caregivers for decades to come.

Knowledge Nook Donation

The “Knowledge Nook” Exhibit will offer children and their caregivers a space in which they can engage in pre-literacy and early literacy activities. Research shows 34% of children entering kindergarten in the U.S. lack basic skills needed to learn to read. Based on Museum statistics, 60% of the children visiting the CMA are 5 and under. Giving these youths a place to explore literacy concepts and books will strengthen the CMA’s ability to provide local families a resource to foster their children’s educational foundation year-round. Help us furnish and fill this exbibit with literature for children across Acadiana to enjoy!