Head Start Field Trips
Presented by the Dodge Family Fund, the Knock Knock Children’s Museum Field Trip for Head Start, provides free field trips for pre-school Head Start classes in the Capital Region’s nine (9) parishes: East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, St. Helena, Livingston and Ascension.
Length of Field Trip
Head Start field trips are self-guided and scheduled for a 2-hour period. As the name implies, this option encourages children, along with their teachers and chaperones, to explore the museum at their own pace. Groups should arrive at least 5 minutes in advance to accommodate check-in. Field trips that arrive prior to opening or too far in advance of their scheduled visit will have to wait for entry.
Knock Knock requires one (1) adult chaperone for every five (5) children. Teachers/aides are included in the headcount as chaperones. All adults must be registered with the Head Start Center. Only the adults used to satisfy the 1:5 ratio for chaperones are admitted free.
All adults outside of the required 1:5 ratio must pay an admission fee of $10. All adults not registered in advance must pay an admission fee of $10. Unregistered parents may be turned away due to capacity regulations. Field Trips with special needs students or for certain pre-school groups can have a higher student/adult ratio with pre-authorization.
Making a Reservation
All field trip requests are made online and processed at least 30 days prior to the requested visit date. Requests will be made directly online and reserved on a first come, first serve basis. We will begin booking field trips for the upcoming school year on May 15th. For more information, please click HERE.
Knock Knock does not have facilities for lunch. The museum is located near City Park where park benches and grassy areas are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Parking is free at Knock Knock.
- School buses will be directed to park and unload at a designated location and provided with information relative to parking of the bus.
Our informative video contains all of the details that you will need to prepare for your Head Start field trip. We cant wait to see you soon!