Parents all over are familiar with the age-old challenge of finding fun, kid-friendly activities that also serve another purpose. Blending excitement and enrichment, the Bayou Country Children’s Museum appeals to kids for the fun factor and their parents for its educational value. Billed as “The Children’s Museum with a Cajun Twist,” this venue is a surefire hit for your budding scientist.
All In for Hands-On
For kids, play and learning go hand in hand. The Bayou Country Children’s Museum delivers the best of both worlds – fun and education – with its hands-on exhibits and play areas. Here are some details of what you can do at BCCM:
- Hop on a full-size sugarcane harvester
- Spot waterfowl from a duck blind
- Toss beads from a Mardi Gras float
- Board a shrimp boat
- Climb on a two-story oil platform
- Visit Safety-ville for a severe weather simulation and fire simulation
There’s a whole lot more to discover, too, including Toddler Town, a bubble zone, a construction gallery, and an area devoted to health and wellness. In fact, there’s just so much to explore at BCCM, you’ll probably want to look into purchasing a family membership so you can assure your youngsters multiple visits.
The Bayou Country Children’s Museum is located at 211 Rue Betancourt, Thibodaux, LA 70301. Admission is $8 for visitors ages 12 months and up. Members get in free (except for special events), and membership is just $20 per person per year. This gets you unlimited free admission as well as discounts on special events, parties, gift shop merchandise, camps, and more. Regular museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
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