About Our Museum

Louisiana culture comes to life in the new Bayou Country Children’s Museum. Located in Thibodaux, Louisiana, this hands-on museum provides the type of recreational learning experience desired by parents and educators that has a lasting impact on child development. For children, play is a critical way to find out about new things. The ability to play is instrumental in scientific exploration, discovery and creativity.

The museum provides children ages 2-12 years with a unique learning environment that enhances the classroom experience. Most exhibits correspond with established Grade Level Expectations and further inspire teachers to include more hands-on activities in the classroom.

The museum is open year round, offering a climate controlled, unique environment for affordable good family fun. It also include a unique gift shop called the “Bayou Boutique,” a fun and colorful space that features gifts for children of all ages. Here shoppers can find souvenirs from a trip to the BCCM as well as educational toys and unique quality gifts that relate to the museum exhibits and activities.

The museum offers party rooms that can be booked for birthdays, etc. and includes admission to the museum for party guests. Refreshments are restricted to the party room and may be contracted through the museum.

Mission

The mission of the Bayou Country Children’s Museum (BCCM), a 501(c)(3) organization, is to act as a gateway of knowledge that educates area children and their families while promoting the unique cultures of south Louisiana with entertaining, educational, and interactive experiences that enrich the lives of children and visitors through innovative communication strategies, activities and exhibits.

Benefits to the Bayou Region

According to the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), of which we are a member, children’s museums have many positive impacts on local communities. A children’s museum in the Bayou Region will:

  • Give children a time and place to just be children.
  • Allow families to connect in meaningful ways.
  • Light a creative spark for discovery and lifelong learning.
  • Develop essential learning skills in children.
  • Strengthen community resources that educate and care for children.
  • Help reverse handicapped stigma and various kinds of discrimination.
  • Build interaction across socio-economic levels.
  • Contribute to local economies