School Presentations are offered as one aspect of our Education Outreach Programming. Demonstrations can be scheduled as classroom visits or presentations for your educational programs. Presentations last between 45 to 75 minutes and introduce students to water quality concerns in the Bayou Vermilion Watershed. We offer two focuses for our presentations.

Focus #1:

Introduction to Trash and Litter in the Bayou

This presentation introduces students to the serious issues of aquatic litter we face in the Bayou Vermilion, in addition to our oceans. We also discuss solutions we can all be a part of to improve our waterways.


Focus #2:

Introduction to Point Source/Non-Point Source Pollution & Best Management Practices

This presentation introduces students to our EnvironScape Portable Watershed Model and touches on the topics of the water cycle, water runoff, water quality, point & non-point source pollution, best management practices, and the ecology of our watersheds.

Contact Information

Leigh Dupuy, Environmental Programs Coordinator

337.233.4077 x. 206

In addition to our school presentations, BVD offers an Environmental Science Field Trip Package. This package includes a tour of our Watershed Exhibit and Rain Garden, Macroinvertebrate Sampling activity, and Water Quality Chemical Test Analysis of the Bayou Vermilion.

Group boat tours of the Bayou Vermilion are offered at an additional cost.


Vermilionville is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please keep in mind that we stop taking admission at 3:00 p.m. daily as it takes approximately an hour to an hour and thirty minutes to tour our historic village.

Our historic village is closed on Mondays and for major holidays including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Adults (ages 19 – 65): $10.00 per person

Senior Citizens (age 65+): $8.00 per person

Students (ages 5 – 18): $6.00 per person

Children (under 5): No Charge


*Adults (ages 19 – 65+): $8.00 per person

Students (ages 5 – 18): $5.00 per person

Children (under 5): No Charge

* Disclaimer: In order to receive the reduced admission rate, groups must be booked in advance and one payment made upon arrival.


AAA: Adult $9.00, Senior $7.00, Student $5.00

Active Military plus Dependants: $5.00; $7.00 Senior & Retired

Le Guide Routard: $6.00

ULL’s Alumni Association (must present current member ID): $6.00

Louisiana Public Broadcasting: $2.00 Off Admission

National Preservation for Historic Trust: $2.00 off Admission



Vermilionville is completely handicap-accessible. Our attractions are outfitted with a wide ramp for wheelchair and walker access. If you require a wheelchair, please inquire in the gift shop and we will be happy to provide you with one to utilize during your visit.


Vermilionville is located in the heart of Lafayette, Louisiana, right across from the Lafayette Regional Airport off of Surrey St.