CMA Day of Play with with ACM and Nickelodeon!
Join the Children’s Museum of Acadiana, in partnership with the Association of Children’s Museums and Nickelodeon, for Our World: Worldwide Day of Play on September 30, 2023! From 10 am to 2 pm, you can explore exciting indoor and outdoor activities such as an obstacle course from Cajun Slides, 2KB petting zoo, slime and STEAM stations, and many more activities from Parish Proud, Lafayette Ready Start, and Macaroni Kid Lafayette. Cold treats will be available for purchase from 7 Kids Ice Cream Truck, and Dip and Dabble will offer face painting.
When: September 30, 2023
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tickets: $5 advanced or $10 day of the event at the gates – CMA members and children under twelve months get in for free.
Discounts are not applicable for special events
Advance ticket sales end Friday, August 29, 2023, at 12 Noon!
What is the Nickelodeon Day of Play?
This is a special event where families and children can come together to enjoy a day of adventure and exploration!
What time does the event start and end?
The event starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 2:00 PM, so feel free to come anytime within those hours.
Are there additional costs?
Ice cream truck: 7 Kids ice cream will have different treats available for an additional cost between $2 – $10.
Face painting: Dip and Dabble face painting and body art by Qui will have face painting available for an additional cost between $5 – $10.
Where is the event located?
The event is held at the Children’s Museum of Acadiana – 201 E. Congress St. (Check-in entrance on Taylor St.)
Is parking available, and is there a cost?
The CMA parking lot is closed for activities on the day of play. 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).
Where are Check-in and wristbanding?
Gates open at 10:00 am – Only one entry point is available – the Taylor Street parking lot entrance. CMA staff will confirm your reservation by your first and last name.
Can I buy tickets at the gate?
Yes, tickets will be available for purchase at the gate on the day of the event for $10 each. Cash or Card
Is this event suitable for toddlers/young children/older kids?
Yes, the event is designed to cater to a wide range of age groups, with activities suitable for toddlers, young children, and older kids.
Are food and beverages available for purchase?
7 Kids Ice Cream Truck will be available for ice cream and coffee purchases. Water and Powerade will be sold at the CMA gift shop. We suggest exploring the many restaurants in the downtown area for food.
Can I bring my own food and drinks?
Outside food and drinks are not allowed in the museum, except for those with dietary needs or infants. Please use Harmony Park for eating.
Is the event accessible for individuals with disabilities?
Yes, we strive to make our events accessible to everyone. Please let our staff know if you require any specific accommodations.
Are there restroom facilities available?
Yes, our restrooms are located inside the museum behind the Bubble Factory Exhibit..
What should I bring to the event?
We recommend bringing sunscreen, hats, comfortable clothing, and a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated. Indoor and outdoor activities will be available to enjoy.
Are strollers allowed?
Yes, strollers are allowed, but please be mindful of crowded areas and consider using designated stroller parking when necessary.
Spooktacular Halloween Parties 2023
Get ready for a spine-tinglingly good time at our annual Spooktacular Halloween Party event. But don’t worry, this party is all about fun, not frights! 👻
🎶 The evening starts with a bewitching performance from the incredibly talented TMM Project, promising to send shivers down your spine in the most delightful way possible. 🐍 And what’s Halloween without a touch of the mysterious and wild? School House Safari is bringing a reptile show that will have you hissing with excitement! 🐢🍬 But wait, there’s more! We’ve got goodie bags that will make your taste buds scream with delight, a spine-tingling costume parade where you can flaunt your Halloween finery, face-painting fun with Dip and Dabble, and even more surprises lurking in the shadows. 🍭
🎉 Our Spooktacular event is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors, including Sam’s Club, Darnall Sikes and Frederick, Acadian Ambulance, Walmart, McLaff, Raising Cane’s, Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry, and LOFT. Without their ghostly generosity, this celebration wouldn’t be possible! 🎊
So grab your broomsticks, dust off your capes, and put on your most enchanting masks, because this Halloween party will be a boo-tiful night to remember. Mark your calendars, gather your ghoulish gang, and join us for a frightfully fantastic time! 🕷️🦇🎃
Dates / Times / Tickets
Due to anticipated high demand, the advance purchase of admission tickets for Spooktacular is strongly encouraged. Limited capacity ensures a great time for everyone, so please note that admission on the same day at the door is subject to availability and is not guaranteed.
Tickets go on sale Sunday, October 1, at 12:00 Noon – Tickets are non-refundable.
October 27, 2022 – 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – TICKETS
October 28, 2022 – 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – TICKETS
Hop on over to the CMA for a Spring Fling Day of fun. Our spring celebration is filled with eggstra-special experiences and activities. Meet and greet selfies with the Easter Bunny, keepsake egg decorating, crafts, fluffy slime, and MORE! From bunny tails to carrot tops, spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party!
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm and 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Admission: $8.00 per person; Members $4.00; 12 months and under are free.
MEMBERS: Please check your email for the discount code, or call the CMA at 337-232-8500
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Buy Tickets
3:45 pm – 6:15 pm – Buy Tickets
New Years Noon
New Year’s Noon Carnival Countdown is a celebration designed specifically for children to ring in the New Year. The Children’s Museum of Acadiana is the one and only place in Acadiana where a family can ring in the New Year at 12 NOON in a blizzard of confetti or a downpour of balloons. Festivities begin at 10:00 am with old-fashioned carnival games located in the CMA parking lot as well as open play in all museum exhibits. Hats and noise makers are provided for children and at the stroke of 12 NOON the celebration commences in a sea of confetti and balloons. Thanks to Party Central, Trinity Rental, and Home Bank providing tents for our carnival grounds, we celebrate RAIN OR SHINE!
Dates/ Times / Tickets
New Years at Noon is from 10AM- 2PM. Tickets can be pre-purchased online below; or day of, at the gate (based on availability.)
Purchase Tickets Online
Twinkle Light Night 2022
So long witches hats and black cats, it’s time to deliver Christmas cheer!
Dates/ Times / Tickets
December 2, 2022, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Check back next week for a full list of fun activities!
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