Did you hear the news? The long-awaited Knock Knock Children’s Museum , conceived more than a decade ago, will open to the public at 10 a.m. on Aug. 22! The big announcement was made this morning on Knock Knock Children’s Museum Facebook page with the adorable video below…
Knock Knock Children’s Museum In Baton Rouge
The New Children’s Museum is three stories tall with black sparkly tiles and sits atop six-acres on a hill in BREC’s Brooks-City Park.
The museum’s exhibits are organized in 18 themed interactive learning zones. The exhibits push early literacy, the arts, and science, technology, engineering and math learning through themes. Children will discover a world full of opportunities in these spaces built just for them…
- Knock Knock Square: Play a few table top games or work on a floor puzzle. Some days you can enjoy a live play, dance or music performance on our Storybook Stage using the 10 Best Midi Keyboard Controllers of 2017, while you wait here to begin your day’s adventure!
- Story Tree: The Knock Knock story tree celebrates literacy, sparks imaginations, and finally after replacing exterior door they are able to open doors to countless possibilities. Children can try out their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills under Knock Knock’s story tree canopy!
- Go Go Garage: My four boys would have loved this zone the most! At the car care center you can dress up like a mechanic, change tires, check oil and design the car of your dreams and even race it!
- B.R. Star Studio: Dress up for the cameras or dance to your hearts delight.
- Fish Tales: A true Louisiana pastime, fish the day away and join the Knock Knock fishing tournament.
- Pelican Pantry: Every child’s favorite play area… children can shop for foods, go on a nutrition scavenger hunt, get behind the register and take home a healthy recipe!
- I See Food Cafe: The next Food Network Star Kid might get their start in this zone. Kids can cook up some fun as they take your order, prepare a cornucopia of delicious food and serve it up in style.
- Art Garden: Kids can draw, doodle and play with a wide-range of art media such as paint, fabric, beads and clay. They can also participate in our project of the day!
- Knock Knock Maker Shop: This is the place for your tiniest creatives! Children can play around with ideas, put things or take them apart, and explore new technologies. There will be a daily design challenge too!
- Crawbaby: Welcome to da littles swamp! In Crawbaby’s nooks and crannies planned especially for children under the age of 2 years, early learners can drift along on a gently rocking skiff, dress up as a swamp critter or explore a catfish cave and a crawfish hole! They can also climb and slide down an eagle’s nest, hide in the cattails or pose for a picture as a crawfish!
- Quiet Cabin: Take a break from the playful noises and rest in the rocking chairs on our front porch, feed your baby or read to your child.
- By You Building: Build a bridge, operate a crane or explore one of Mother Nature’s most powerful forces — the wind — with a wind tunnel!
- Bubble Playground: What could be better than bubbles and science!?!
- Paws & Claws Clinic: A zone for kids to love and care for our furriest friends.
- Geaux Figure! Playhouse: Making math fun with a pyramid of balls or a bridge that doesn’t need fasteners or supports? Kids can use blocks to reconstruct a skyline or create an amazing spinning design with magnetic, interlocking gears.
- Ship Shape Health Challenge: Ship Shape Challenges will help assess physical fitness with a number of fun challenges.
- All Hands on Deck!: Take a virtual tour from the Port of Baton Rouge up and down the Mississippi River. Children can power the boat, help a pelican fly and take the wheel while pretending to be the captain!
- Storybook Climber: The Storybook Climber Learning Zone will let you get a new perspective from high above ground. Imagine climbing through the pages of your favorite book!
“It is an honor to serve the families and children of the nine-parish Capital Region and beyond. We look forward to welcoming everyone starting August 22, and we can’t wait to see children’s expressions as they take in their children’s museum for the first time,” Peter Olson, Executive Director of Knock Knock Children’s Museum, said.
Have a look inside…
Knock Knock for ALL Access Fund
Knock Knock Children’s Museum plans to offer reduced admission to families in need and free field trips to kids in the city-parish’s Head Start program, hoping to knock down barriers that would otherwise prevent any child from experiencing the museum. Those interested in donating to the fund to allow more children in the Capital Area Region experience the life-long benefit of play can do so on the Knock Knock Children’s Museum website.
For more information about the Knock Knock Children’s Museum visit www.knockknockmuseum.org.