Saturday, March 7
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It’s official. National American Paddlefish Day is now recognized and certified as a National Day!
To celebrate this historic proclamation, we are having our second annual festival and will be releasing the Shreveport Aquarium paddlefish back into the Caddo Waterways where they belong.
Did you know that Paddlefish, a 300 million year old species, once common in Caddo lake, had completely disappeared from the lake after the construction of the dam at Lake O' the Pines? Through extensive habitat restoration and historic agreements with the Corps of Engineers, Caddo Lake is now prime habitat to restore the this prehistoric species, the paddlefish.
Shreveport Aquarium, in partnership with Caddo Lake Institute are rearing and releasing this threatened species to help repopulate Caddo Lake. Come celebrate and learn all about these extraordinary creatures and how we can all help them survive during our first annual Paddlefish Festival. Help us send-off the Paddlefish to their new home.
Join us for a fun day at the aquarium with:
Crafts, facepainting & games
Live gators from Walter B Jacobs Nature Center
Recycled art contest with prizes
Jr. Conservationist Speeches and Contest with prizes
Paddlefish release (off-location)
Price: Included in daily admission fee