Upcoming Poverty Point Programs

Learn more about the ancient culture of Poverty Point World Heritage Site at these on-site workshops, events and programs.

Primitive Fire Starting

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 11:00am
Visitors will learn how the Native Americans of Poverty Point may have created fire more than 3,500 years ago. Without electricity, the ability to start fires from scratch would have been an essential part of everyday life. Demonstrations will include the use of a bow drill to start a fire. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.

Kids to Parks Day

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Young visitors are welcome to join in a number of different activities throughout the day. Activities include sock moccasins at 10:00am and atlatl demonstrations at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Regularly scheduled, ranger-guided tram tours of the earthworks will be available throughout the day at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Self-guided hiking or driving tours in your own vehicle are also available. All outdoor events will be weather permitting. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.

Feel The Furs

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 11:00am
Participants will learn what features the animals would have had to help them survive in or near the bayous of the area. Program for children age 6-12. Take advantage of this family day at Poverty Point World Heritage Site and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while visiting the site. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.

National Trails Day Hike

Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 10:00am
Visitors are invited to take part in a ranger-led hike showcasing the mounds, earthworks and nature found in the park. The event begins with an introductory video shown in the museum followed by an approximately 2-hour hike. Weather permitting. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.

World Atlatl Day

Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 2:00pm
Guests are welcome to learn about the ancient spear-throwing device known as the "atlatl" and take part in a friendly spear-throwing competition to see who can hurl a spear the furthest. Weather permitting. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.

Sock Mocassins Making

Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Participants will make their own pair of moccasins out of tube socks; for children 6-12. The program will be held under the picnic pavilion. Supplies will be provided. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.