Kids won’t even know they’re learning as they have blast at the engaging museums and on local tours in Baton Rouge.

Take a trip back in time and fuel your family’s imagination as you step aboard the USS Kidd, a fletcher-class destroyer restored to her World War II configuration and docked in Baton Rouge. Enjoy the self-guided tour but for a special experience strike up a conversation with the service-member volunteers who may be able to share some interesting stories about life aboard a battleship.

Explore the Knock Knock Children’s Museum filled with engaging activities and play areas for kids of all ages. Tip: For more play time, go to Knock Knock on Thursdays when they stay open late until 7 p.m. Want more room to play? The slowest visitor traffic days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays!


Hang out on the water in Baton Rouge this summer. Rent kayaks or paddleboards for an afternoon of fun on the lakes, find one of five community splash pads around the city, or spend the day at Blue Bayou, Baton Rouge’s own water park, with slides, rides, a lazy river, wave pool and even a pirate ship! There's even more ways to beat the southern heat this summer and keep cool. 


For ways to release kids’ energy, look no further than one of Baton Rouge’s many playgrounds, entertainment centers, or indoor trampoline parks. Places like Area 51, Laser Tag of Baton Rouge, Uptown Climbing, Circle Bowl Bowling Alley and more are ideal places for an afternoon of activity.

Chow Down

Not sure what you’re in the mood for or do you have multiple kids, all with different tastes? Make everyone happy and take the family to White Start Market, an upscale food court with multiple restaurants to choose from. Dine together but where everyone can pick what they want from various local eateries. For more places to eat with kids, check out these Baton Rouge restaurants with kids menus.