Experience a Summer of Play at the Children's Museum of Acadiana

With a Lineup of Local Performers, Authors, and Presentations!

June 29, 2023

The Children's Museum of Acadiana is thrilled to unveil its July Summer of Play Schedule, packed with incredible local performers, authors, and presentations that are set to ignite the imaginations of families throughout Acadiana. This captivating series of events is designed to encourage families to step out, engage, and explore the vibrant downtown area and the rich culture of Acadiana.

From musicians to interactive storytelling sessions, the Summer of Play Schedule promises an unforgettable summer filled with laughter, learning, and boundless fun for children of all ages. Each event has been thoughtfully curated to showcase incredible talent and creativity thriving within our local community.

"We're excited to present the Summer of Play Schedule, bringing together exceptional local talent who will inspire and entertain our young visitors," said Rachael Gary, Program Manager of the Children's Museum of Acadiana.

  • Saturday, July 1 - 10 am - Family Dance Class with Basin Arts
  • Saturday, July 1 - 3 pm - StoryTime with Ms. Frizzle
  • Friday, July 7 - 11 am - StoryTime with Taylor Curry "Rise & Shine, Sweet Child"
  • Saturday, July 8 - 11 am - Princess Character StoryTime by CYT
  • Tuesday, July 11 - 11 am - Toddler Music class with Mrs. Racahel
  • Wednesday, July 12 - 11 am - Acadiana Animal Aide Presentation - Puppy Safety and Care
  • Friday, July 14 - 11 am - Breathe & Move: Creative Movement with Kelsey Billiot
  • Saturday, July 15 - 11 am - Poisson Rouge - French Band Trio
  •  Sunday, July 16 - 3 pm - Space & Star Wars Presentation with Star Wars characters
  • Thursday, July 20 - 3 pm - Stuffee Healthy Me presentation
  • Saturday, July 22 - 11 am and  12 pm - Animal StoryTime with SchoolHouse Safari
  • Wednesday, July 26 - 11 am - StoryTime with Erin Rovin "It's Hot in Louisiana & It's Raining in Louisiana"
  • Friday, July 28 - 11 am - Toddler Music Class with Ms. Rachael
  • Saturday, July 29 - StoryTime with Alysson Bourque "AlyCat Book Series"
  • Sunday, July 30 - 1 pm - Cox STEAM Kids Sundays

In addition to incredible bands like Poisson Rouge, the Children's Museum of Acadiana will welcome local authors to delight young readers with enchanting tales, sparking their imagination and love for reading. These interactive storytelling sessions will transport children to whimsical worlds of adventure, friendship, and valuable life lessons.

"We believe play and exploration are essential for a child's development. Through our Summer of Play Schedule, we aim to create a safe and stimulating environment where children can learn, grow, and connect with the vibrant community around them," added Lore Linton, Interim Executive Director of the Children's Museum of Acadiana. "This summer, we invite families to join us in downtown Lafayette and discover the wonders of Acadiana through engaging and immersive experiences."

Families can also participate in the Daily Discoveries STEAM program, proudly sponsored by The William C. Schumacher Foundation. This hands-on educational program challenges young minds with engaging activities focused on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, fostering a love for learning and exploration.

Don't miss this opportunity to embark on an incredible journey of imagination and discovery. For more information on the Summer of Play Schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit the Children's Museum of Acadiana's official website at

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