Louisiana culture comes to life at the 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. Our 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.
The mission of the BCCM is to serve as a gateway of knowledge that educates children and their families while promoting and preserving the unique cultures of South Louisiana through entertaining, educational, and interactive experiences that enhance the lives of all who visit.
BCCM's vision is to expand and enhance children's learning through innovative exhibits, programs, and partnerships and to provide an inclusive and safe environment for children and families.
Benefits to the Bayou Region
Aids in preserving and promoting South Louisiana’s environment and culture
Fills a void in the area for year-round affordable, enjoyable and educational fun for the whole family
Enhances the classroom experience by corresponding with established Core Curriculum Expectations
Promotes bayou culture to visitors through increased area tourism
Provides hands-on recreational learning experiences
Inspires local teachers to include more hands-on activities in the classroom