Upcoming Poverty Point Programs

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

Earth Oven Demonstration

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 11:00am
Visitors can experience a prehistoric cooking demonstration, featuring the earth oven method of cooking. The program offers a unique look at prehistoric cooking with an earth oven, showing how the Poverty Point people –more than 3,000 years ago– used earthen cooking balls and specially dug pits to cook their food. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.

Morning Hike

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00am
A ranger-led hike showcasing the mounds, earthworks and nature found in the park. Participants will meet in the museum at 10:00am for an introductory video. The hike can take up to two hours to complete, depending on the pace of the group. Weather permitting. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.

Night Hike

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 7:30pm
Enjoy a nature-based night hike which includes identifying the various animal furs in the museum, followed by an owl prowl. The program will end with spider sniffing and animal-related stories. Registration is limited to 50 participants. Guests are encouraged register early with number in party. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own flashlights as park supply is limited. Appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes should be worn. For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.

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.