USS Kidd museum reopens after year-end renovations
BATON ROUGE - The USS Kidd Veteran's Museum got a facelift to kick off the new year.
After three weeks of renovations, the museum section of the USS KIDD opened Saturday morning. Museum officials said the makeover was to address worn carpeting and to upgrade exhibits located throughout the building.
Executive Director Alex Juan said that the museum wants to continue to provide a great experience for visitors coming on board.
"We want to give the Kidd a bit of a facelift to make it a bit more fresher to go along with some of the newer audiences," Juan said. "We're seeing newer generations and of course want to make a comfortable experience when people come here to learn and grow."
Officials said the record breaking number of visitors helped generate much-needed donations and grant opportunities which helped fund the renovation.
The USS Kidd also unveiled new hours of operations and new prices. Visitors can tour the museum Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Weekend hours stretch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets cost $10 for adults, $6 for children and $8 for veterans and seniors. Children ages 5 and under are free.