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Officials, kids break ground on new Baton Rouge children's museum

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The long wait for the new children's museum in Baton Rouge has come to an end as hundreds turned out for Wednesday's groundbreaking near City Park.

Children were the ones to break ground on the construction for the new Knock Knock Children's Museum. The huge new space on Knock Knock Hill at City-Brooks Community Park will have interactive exhibits for children eight and under.

Museum founders say that the new building will create a fun, informative place for children to play and learn by engaging their curiosity, self-expression, and creativity.

Officials say this is all about children enjoying their early education.

"Education is a big part of it, but kids understand that when they are doing what they need to do in the classroom there are special treats that will pop up," said Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden. "Being right here on a tour or whatever the case may be says you're being rewarded"

BREC says they hope to be finished with the museum building by the end of next year.

Click here for more information on the museum and news on its progress.

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