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We are here for you Acadiana! 

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. 


Ticket Pricing 

12 months and under


Adults and Children (Ages 1+)


Military with an Active ID

Half off Admission

Use code ‘THANKYOU’ at checkout, please bring an active Military ID at time of visit 

CMA Members


Museum Hours

NEW MUSEUM HOURS : Timed Admission Required: 150 PERSON CAPACITY

Tuesday – Saturday 

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

12:15 PM – 2:45 PM

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM


1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

3:45 PM – 6:15 PM




When you purchase a gift card to 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!  

Your gift card purchase – which can be used for annual memberships, one-time visits, or gift store items – supports the CMA to 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 purchase of a CMA gift card 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. 

The e-gift card will be available to download within your emailed receipt:  

Directions & Parking

The CMA is located in Downtown Lafayette at 201 E. Congress St. Lafayette, LA 70501.
Between Parc Sans Souci and Parc International.

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.


Children's Museum of Acadiana

201 E. Congress St.
Lafayette, LA 70501

Check out our CMA "Peek Inside" Gift Shop

Support future CMA development by taking a piece of the museum experience home with you. “A Peek Inside” Gift Shop offers museum visitors and the public an opportunity to purchase merchandise which financially supports the function of the CMA. It includes traditional gifts as well as, educational toys for all budgets.

Play and Learn Pass

Become a member today, give the gift of learning.

Every child has the potential to do great things