Information provided by the Knock Knock Children's Musem
BATON ROUGE, LA - Knock Knock Children's Museum celebrates its first 12 months of operation with a community-wide 1st birthday party. The museum is celebrating this milestone with a week-long 1st birthday party until August 26th. The week will include various birthday activities to celebrate with members, volunteers, educators, donors, visitors and more.
There will be a big birthday party to celebrate on Sunday, August 26 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
For more information, visit KnockKnockMuseum.org/1stbirthday.
Since opening its doors on August 22, 2017, Knock Knock has served 218,906 visitors, making the museum the most visited attraction in Baton Rouge. The museum has reached children from 60 of the 64 parishes, 47 states, and 10 countries. Over 25,000 children, chaperones, and educators have attended more than 370 field trips.
Knock Knock was able to deliver more than 420 hands-on programs that built upon the educational curriculum presented within their 18 Learning Zones. More than 350 children were served through the summer neighborhood outreach pilot program. The Access for All initiative allowed Knock Knock to serve over 16,000 visitors with free or reduced admission, which includes Head Start field trips, the Community InReach/OutReach Program, and families who receive reduced admission with their SNAP card.
Peter Olson, Knock Knock Executive Director said, "We thank the community for their support of our mission to be a spark for engaging, playful learning experiences. Your generosity has made the museum's success possible. We look forward to continuing to maximize the power of play to transform the lives of children and families."
Knock Knock is positioned to increase its impact by adding Sensory Day programming for children on the Autism spectrum, STEM workshops for educators, Expanding the community outreach program, and piloting new initiatives such as grown-up nights at the museum, the addition of a backyard studio, and two free admission days generously provided by the Dodge Family Fund.