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.

Our Mission

The mission of the BCCM is to inspire curiosity and encourage learning for children and their families through discovery and play with an emphasis of our Cajun culture.

Our Vision

The Bayou Country Children’s Museum will play a vital role in helping our region’s children, families and organizations embrace the love of learning and the power of play while celebrating our unique Cajun culture.

Our Board


Shelba Harlan

Vice President

Scott Berry


Lauren Bordelon


Bryce Ledet, CPA


Karla Beck
Cassie Rodrigue Braud
Joni Tuck
Josh Jones
Deanna Lafont
Christopher Rodrigue, MD


Lena Clements
Malik Hossel
Kassie Barrancotto
Betsy Hildenbrand
Lori Trotti
Patty Minter

Our Staff

Executive Director

Chris Gergeni

Assistant Director

Myra Simon

Education & Program Coordinator

Business Manager

Debra Riddle

Gift Shop & Birthday Party Manager

Erica Mula

All other inquiries should contact: contactus@bccm.info

Benefits to the Bayou Region

  • Aid in preserving and promoting South Louisiana’s environment and culture
  • Promotes bayou culture to visitors through increased area tourism
  • Fills a void in the area for year-round affordable, enjoyable and educational fun for the whole family
  • Provides hands-on recreational learning experiences
  • Enhances the classroom experience by corresponding with established Core Curriculum Expectations
  • Inspired local teachers to include more hands-on activities in the classroom