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Discover history in a whole new way! The museum provides guided and self-guided tours and events for educational groups of all kinds – including teachers and students, historians and more. Museum staff tailors guided tours to the needs of each group. For example, exhibit themes can be integrated into identified goals and classroom learning standards. These fun and hands-on programs educate about any aspect of the Bayou Teche region.

Education programs tie into one of the museum’s core principles – the Bayou Teche Museum’s mission is “to educate by collecting, preserving and interpreting artifacts and oral histories, both historic and contemporary, that reflect the life of the region.” Schools can interact with exhibits in creative ways, and the resulting student projects can be displayed at the museum for the community’s enjoyment. The goal is to spark enjoyable, lifelong and historically-minded learning.  Please call or email to schedule an educational tour.

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MUSEUM SUMMER CAMP
June 10 – 14, 2019

Summer camp at the Bayou Teche Museum this year will feature daily fun  with hands-on activities centered around our area’s cultural traditions. Instructors are certified teachers. $75 fee includes a t-shirt and snacks and all activities supplies. The camp is open to 7 – 11 years olds and is from 8:30 – noon each day. For more information please call the Museum at 337-606-5977.

THE BAYOU TECHE MUSEUM DOES PLAN ON HOSTING ANOTHER SUMMER CAMP IN 2021. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES IN THE NEW YEAR.

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    Step into the Bayou Teche Museum to explore one of the country's most colorful, bountiful and historically significant areas. Fun for the whole family, interactive exhibits showcase the spicy blend of cultures, artists, industries and lore that sprang from the land surrounding the snake-like curves of the peaceful South Louisiana bayou. The Bayou Teche Museum is located on Main Street in charming downtown New Iberia, recognized by Forbes Magazine as America's Prettiest Town and immortalized as the home town of James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux. Local cuisine, historic sites, shopping and hotels are all within walking distance. And be sure not to miss the beautiful Bayou Teche, just steps from the museum's doors.
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    Bayou Teche Museum
    The Bayou Teche Museum is excited to announce the unveiling of a poster created by local photojournalist, Lee Ball. It is a photograph of the Museum and the adjacent Donald “Doc” Voorhies Wing as well as the Sliman Theater with its newly refurbished Evangeline sign and marquee. Lee Ball has generously granted permission to replicate his photograph as a fundraiser for the expansion of the Bayou Teche Museum.

    A formal unveiling and poster signing will be held at an open house at the Museum at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 17th and will include FREE ADMISSION. The poster will be available at the Museum for $30 each and shipping is available.

    Please visit us on October 17th. Free Admission!!
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    Bayou Teche Museum
    Inviting everyone to stop by! We're celebrating Sugar Cane and ALL things New Iberia here at the Bayou Teche Museum!