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Spirit of Acadiana: A final push for Family Adventure Day

Posted at 7:15 AM, Mar 14, 2019

Family Adventure Day is only a day away, and you still have a chance to get your tickets. In today’s Spirit of Acadiana, Scott Brazda shows us a few more activities you can try out.

It’s an attention-grabbing final push for this weekend’s Family Adventure Day. Only a few tickets remain for you, your friends, and your family to broaden your horizons.

To put yourself in “their” shoes to become a broadcaster, work alongside a veterinarian, or most importantly, assist the group known as Healing House – Hope for Grieving Children.

“It’s a privilege and an honor to work with Healing House on Family Adventure Day,” says Lafayette Science Museum’s Kevin Krantz. “First off, it’s because of the work Healing House does with children. Second, it’s a great way for us to show what we do to the community.”

And at the Science Museum this weekend, they’re getting buggy, with a lesson in entomology. It’ll be bugs, bugs everywhere with a bit of high tech wonderment.

From there, you can run to “Hello Dancer” where you can really let loose with a family dance class.

Hello Dancer is a new business and new to Family Adventure Day. But April Peters saw both the marketing and philanthropic potential of this one-of-a-kind event. Her activity will focus on the moves of Fortnite.

“Kids can do a few dance moves with their parents, ” says Peters.  “There may also be sprinkles with unicorns and magic lots of fun for everyone.”

Over 40 activities,  including the downtown station of the Lafayette Fire Department, will be open for adventurers.

There, families can find out what it’s like to be a firefighter and serve the community.

“People pass by the fire station often, but they don’t stop and visit,” says firefighter Chris Domingue. “Here they get to actually stop, walk around, and visit with firefighters. They can look at our gear, our trucks, everything we have, so it’s definitely a win-win.”

At Acadiana Open Channel, guest will play “mad-libs” and try their hand at giving their very own newscast.

From there, you can put on your scrubs and hit one of Family Adventure Day’s hottest spots, the Lafayette Veterinary Care Center.

Amber Geesey says that adventurers will be able to practice their surgery skills on stuffed animals and let all of life’s frustrations melt away at the petting zoo, among other activities.

Family Adventure Day is this weekend, March 15 and 16. With tons of activities to try, you’re sure to make great memories with your family.

So come on, get your one or two-day tickets before it’s too late. Find those tickets at