Acadian Ambulance has completed an update of its exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Acadiana. Acadian has been a longtime supporter of the museum, and has had an ambulance on display since the museum opened in 1996.
The exhibit’s key updated features include: exterior ambulance graphics to match the current ambulance style; digital screens with graphics that picture and describe the supplies found in an ambulance; uniform shirts for children to dress like a medic; and medic cutouts for photo opportunities.
On Thursday, July 27, Acadian Ambulance and Children’s Museum leadership gathered to celebrate the unveiling of the exhibit with a ribbon cutting, joined by some of Chairman & CEO Richard Zuschlag’s own grandchildren, as well as children of Acadian employees.
Zuschlag said, “We are proud to continue our support of the museum, as well as provide a new interactive and educational experience for visitors. This is a special way for us to introduce children to the world of EMS and give them a career path to consider as they get older.”
The Children’s Museum of Acadiana is a private non-profit corporation founded in 1990 by three women who felt the need for a hands-on, educational children’s museum in Downtown Lafayette. The CMA opened to the public in January 1996 thanks to the generous contributions of time, talent, money, and materials by the community.
The museum hosts 45,000 children, ages 10 and under, and their families annually from 37 parishes in central and south Louisiana, nearby states, and international visitors through its exhibits, programs, and outreach, as well as works collaboratively with over 27 agencies to benefit children and their families.
The museum offers families with young children of all socioeconomic backgrounds a safe environment where they can engage in interactive educational enrichment experiences that teach them about the world in which they live and expand upon the education they receive at home and in school.
Acadian Ambulance is one of the largest ambulance services in the nation, providing transportation and medical service to areas in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. It is employee-owned and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, and its sister division, Acadian Air Med, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.