State-of-the-art animatronic figures include a talking alligator as well as a surprise guest who is in search of “the golden thimble.” At the end of the exhibit, visitors emerge to a mile-and-half cypress swamp trail leading to a bayou, rookery and marsh area, filled with alligators, snakes, spiders and exotic birds.
Exhibits displayed in the museum come from the former Louisiana Marine Fisheries Museum provided by the Louisiana Secretary of State, the Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Collection from the original Louisiana State Museum in the French Quarter and the Town of Jean Lafitte’s special historical collection.
Lafitte’s Barataria Museum is open from 10am-4pm every day of the week, except on Monday. Bring the kids, we are family friendly.
Leo E. Kerner Multi-Purpose Center
4917 City Park Dr., Lafitte
Wetland Trace (Nature Trail) Location
Located behind the Leo E. Kerner Multi-Purpose Center
at the end of City Park Dr., Lafitte