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Paddlefish Festival

Saturday, March 4
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shreveport Aquarium, in partnership with Caddo Lake Institute is rearing and releasing this threatened species to help repopulate Caddo Lake.

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Come celebrate and learn all about these extraordinary creatures and how we can all help them survive during our 4th annual Paddlefish Festival. Help us send-off the Paddlefish to their new home.

Join us for a fun day at the aquarium with:

  • Educational displays

  • Animal feedings

  • Recycled art contest with prizes


Congrats to our art contest winners:

Ages 5-10: Emery Ivey

Ages 11-16: Jamie Jackson

Bossier Elementary Mrs. Warren's 3rd grade

Sun City Elementary Mrs. Marrero's 3rd grade

  • Crafts, airbrush tattoos & games

  • Paddlefish release at 2:15 pm
    Mooringsport City Boat Ramp 

  • Free with regular admission




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. 

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