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Coming in June: The Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit

If you’re looking for new and exciting things to do in Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou, look no further than the Jean Lafitte Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center!

Throughout the month of June and open to the public Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, the Center will be home to the Smithsonian Water/Ways Traveling Exhibit, which demonstrates the necessity of water and how it influences the cultural, environmental, and historical landscape of Louisiana's Cajun Bayou.

The (educational) fun doesn’t just stop with the exhibit, as the Center will host special events all month long in tandem with the temporary display. A photography exhibit will feature images of the coast, a “Water in Flight” bird-watching boat ride will be led by a professional ornithologist, and a family-friendly “Water Discovery Day” with water activities and experiments cap off an exciting array of events.

Here’s the Water/Ways schedule of events:

Saturday, June 12: “Water in Art” Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Enjoy fun art activities for the whole family accompanied by a display of coastal photographs taken by Louisiana artist Lane Lefort.

Saturday, June 19: Bird Watching Boat Tour from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Led by a professional ornithologist, discover the variety of birds along Bayou Lafourche. Please note: Spots are limited. Call 985-448-1375 to reserve your place.

Saturday, June 26: Family Water Discover Day from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Festivals and Events are Back!

Last year was the year of change, and not necessarily for the better. Thanks to COVID, favorite festivals up and down the Bayou were postponed or cancelled altogether. We came into 2021 with a renewed sense of hope, not for things to return to normal, but for things to continue with an increased awareness for safety, health and -- most importantly -- fun. If folks around here know how to do anything, it’s throw a festival!

When you’re ready to travel and experience all that Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou has to offer, we hope you’ll consider attending one of the many events that are back better than ever. Appropriate precautions will be in place to make sure everyone not only has a good time, but enjoys activities safely. Here’s a preview of what’s to come for the next six months…

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