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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. 

Timed Admission Required: 150 PERSON CAPACITY
  • Each session begins at the scheduled time
  • We will make closing announcements 30 minutes and 15 minutes before each session ends.
  • The session will end promptly two and a half hours (2 1/2) after it begins. You and your party will be required to exit the museum at that time.
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


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

Military with an Active ID – Half off Admission (Use code ‘THANKYOU at checkout, please bring an active Military ID at the time of visit)


CMA Members – Free

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Parking at the CMA is complimentary. The entrance to our parking lot is located on Taylor St. 

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.



  • Adults must stay with children at all times.
  • Please walk, no running
  • Anyone under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please keep exhibit items within designated exhibit spaces.
  • No child over the age of 5 in Wee Acres.
  • Eating/drinking is not permitted on the exhibit floor.
  • Smoking/Vaping is not permitted in the museum.
  • Hand Sanitizing stations are located throughout exhibits.
  • If you disrupt the visit of others, you will be asked to leave.

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.

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Every child has the potential to do great things