FREE & Cheap Summer Fun for Kids in Acadiana

summer fun

Acadia Parish Dig Into Reading!

Come join the Summer Reading program fun at any Branch of the
Acadia Parish Library between May 24 and August 10, 2013
The Acadia Parish Library will be opening this years Summer Program with magic. This parish wide kickoff opening will feature The Magic of Barry Primo. Everyone can be a part of this real magic on June 4 @ 10:30 am at the Acadia Parish Educational Center (old Wal Mart Bldg) Crowley, LA (Free to the Public)
Get more information HERE

Lafayette Parish Dig Into Reading!

Encourage your child to Dig Into Reading this summer with the Lafayette Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Children (and adults and teens, too*) can win prizes for reading and enjoy a full lineup of free entertaining and educational activities. Register online at LafayettePublicLibrary.org or at any of our branch libraries starting May 20.
SUMMER KICKOFF CELEBRATION
Friday, May 31
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
South Regional Library
Get more information HERE

$1 Summer Movies

Click HERE for the Opelousas schedule
Click HERE for the Natchitoches  schedule
Click HERE for the Eunice schedule

$3.50 Summer Kids Flicks at Grand Theatre

Includes FREE box of popcorn and kid size soda
Click HERE for more information.

Sans Souci Fountain

Where ~ Parc Sans Souci
Cost ~ FREE
Hours ~ The fountain at Parc Sans Souci is open seven days a week from 10am-10pm.
Find out more information HERE!

Kids Bowl FREE

Registered Kids receive 2 FREE games every day all summer long valued at over $500 per child! Acadiana Lanes on Ambassador Caffery is participating this summer
Sign up HERE

Jean Lefitte National Historic Park and Preserve

~ Wetlands Walk ~
When:  Every Friday – Monday at 10:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Get more information HERE

~ Folklife demonstration ~
When: Every Saturday 3:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Get more information HERE

Zoo of Acadiana

Admission Rates (prices include tax):
  • $9.25 for adults (ages 13 to 54)
  • $5.50 for children (ages 3 to 12)
  • $8.25 for senior citizens (ages 55+)
  • FREE for children ages 2 and under
Normal Hours of Operation:
9am to 5pm**, seven days a week (January to November)
  • ** weather permitting **
    Get more information HERE

Lafayette Science Museum

~ Lunchtime Sidewalk Astronomy ~

Watch for one of the planetarium’s telescopes by the Museum at the corner of Jefferson and
Congress Streets. See a safely filtered view of the sun and any sunspots that day!
When: every clear Wednesday, June – August
Time: Lunchtime, approximately noon – 1 p.m.
Cost: Free!

~ Planetarium ~

“Larry Cat in Space” (Saturday Morning Kids’ Special)

Follow the adventures of Larry Cat as he sneaks into a spacecraft to follow his human to a moon base. Learn about
the moon — or, as cats call it, the “meeoon!”
When: Every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free with museum admission

“The Little Star That Could”

Follow the story of Little Star, an average yellow star searching for planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way he meets other stars, learns what makes each one special, and discovers that stars combine to make star clusters and galaxies. Finally Little Star finds his planets, each one introduced with basic information about the solar system.
When: Every Thursday at 11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free with museum admission

“Space Flight for Kids”

How did we go to the moon? How will we go back? What about the Space Shuttle and Space Station? What will
replace the Shuttles now that they are retired? This program uses rocket models, 1/50th scale rocket drawings, and our new planetarium capabilities to help you find out!
When:  Every Tuesday at 11:15 a.m.
Cost:  Free with museum admission

Museum admission: $5 for adults, $2 for kids ages 4-17, $3 for seniors.  Get more information on Lafayette Science Museum HERE

Children’s Museum of Acadiana 

Open Tuesday- Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$5.00 per person
Free for children 12 months & under
201 E. Congress St. Lafayette, LA 70501 337.232.8500
Find out more information HERE

FREE Summer Reading Programs 2013 

Find my complete list of FREE summer reading programs HERE

All state parks are $2 per person for admission.

This is a GREAT way to spend a day with your family!  You can find a state park near you HERE.

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