Baton Rouge's first children's museum breaks ground
BATON ROUGE - After more than a decade of raising money, the Knock Knock Children's Museum will finally happen in Baton Rouge after a groundbreaking held Wednesday.
It will be located atop BREC's Knock Knock Hill on Dalrymple Drive near City Park. A handful of children broke ground on what will be the first and only children's museum in Baton Rouge.
"I'm so excited about that," said parent Shaunda Gainey. "Finally, because I've been hearing about it for a long time and it's finally here. So I'm very excited about that."
The museum will feature around 20 hands-on learning zones aimed at engaging and educating children. Kids will explore exhibits like the "GoGo Garage" and the "story Tree." Each zone will inspire and promote the intellectual curiosity of children.
"This is all about learning through play, and it means that it makes that environment so much more enriching for kids," said Knock Knock Museum Board Director Staci Duhé. "It makes them excited about learning, excited about knowing math and reading and what it can mean for their future."
Organizers have raised around $9.4 million for the project. It is expected to open sometime in 2016.
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