Maps & Directions

Although the museum is nestled away in the bottomland forests in a remote corner of the New Orleans metro area, getting to the museum is not difficult. Click the Google or Yahoo links below to locate the museum. If you need additional help, please contact Nelson Rios at

The museum is not open to the public. This information is for visiting scientists and school groups only.

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3705 Main St.
Building A-3
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Phone: 504-394-1711
FAX: 504-394-5045


  • When on the Cresent City Connection (the bridge crossing the Mississippi River), take the first exit on the right (General Degaulle).
  • Take the left fork (Gen. Degaulle East).
  • Follow General Degaulle all the way to the end (approximately five miles).
  • Cross the bridge, make a left (onto Woodland Hwy., no street sign) and go one-half mile to the flashing yellow light. (Hebert Blvd.)
  • Make a left on Hebert Blvd. and follow approximately one mile to end (at river levee.)
  • Make a left and go through the gate. You are now on the Museum grounds.
  • Follow winding paved road to first gravel road on left.
  • Make left and follow less than half mile to dead end.
  • Make right and park in front of the building. You are there.