Knock Knock Children’s Museum making changes to be more inclusive of kids with disabilities

Areas of Knock Knock Children's Museum adapted to be more inclusive for kids with disabilities

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - There’s something new and big coming to Baton Rouge’s Knock Knock Children’s Museum.

McMains Children’s Developmental Center has partnered with the children’s museum to make changes to some of the learning zones. Ten of the 18 learning zones will now be accessible for children with special needs. We’re told no other children’s museum in the state accommodates every child to this level.

Kids with disabilities will now be able to enjoy themselves even more at the Knock Knock Children's Museum.
Kids with disabilities will now be able to enjoy themselves even more at the Knock Knock Children's Museum. (Source: WAFB)

“A lot of times, I think when people think about access for all, they think about breaking down the socioeconomic barrier for people to come to the museum, but as we look at it, it’s any barrier that might exist for a student to be able to play, right? And that’s really what this partnership embodies,” said Peter Claffey, executive director of the Knock Knock Children’s Museum.

The McMains Center has been working to make Baton Rouge more inclusive for every child for more than 65 years.

The Knock Knock Children's Museum in Baton Rouge is making some changes to make the museum more friendly to kids with disabilities.
The Knock Knock Children's Museum in Baton Rouge is making some changes to make the museum more friendly to kids with disabilities. (Source: WAFB)

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