Two little boys painting in the Art Garden.

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Preparing for Your Visit

Where is the museum located?

Knock Knock Children’s Museum is located in BREC’s City-Brooks Community Park, along I-10 at the Dalrymple Drive exit in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We are about a mile away from LSU. Just look for the big Knock Knock sign on Dalrymple Drive!

When is the museum open?

Hours of Operation:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

How much is admission to the museum?

General admission to the museum is $15 for visitors ages 2 and older and can be purchased at the door or online.

Reduced-price admission available at the door for $3 with an EBT card and a valid Louisiana ID for up to 5 people.

Are there general guidelines for visits?

Yes, all children must be accompanied by a grown-up. All adults must have at least one child in their party to visit the museum. We require a grown-up-to-child ratio of at least 1 to 5 when visiting.

Knock Knock Children’s Museum is a smoke free and weapon free campus.

How long does a visit take?

Generally, we recommend allowing 2 hours for your visit. Our museum is designed for children to explore our 18 Learning Zones at their own pace.

Do you allow re-entry?

With the purchase of a general admission ticket, you are welcome to leave and return to Knock Knock Children’s Museum on the same day. Upon re-entry, you must go through the admissions line and verify payment by showing your stamp or receipt. Re-entry does not apply to special programs, such as ticketed events, field trips, or birthday parties.

Where can I park?

Free parking is located on-site at Knock Knock Children’s Museum. Please note that the General Admission parking lot closes ½-hour after the museum closes and the rear gated parking lot is for staff and volunteers only. Overflow parking can be found at City Park on Dalrymple Drive.

Where can I store my personal items?

Free lockers are available for easy access to belongings. Lockers are located on the entry level one of the museum.

Is there a place to park my stroller?

We encourage our patrons to enjoy the museum without a stroller, however, we do have an elevator to safely explore our facility. Limited stroller parking is available on the lower level of the museum and on the patio of the Big Back Yard.

Can we bring outside food to the museum?

Visitors can bring their own food and beverages that can be enjoyed in the Big Back Yard. Food and beverages are prohibited in the main museum exhibit space except for bottled water.

How old does my child need to be to visit?

Knock Knock Children’s Museum serves children from birth to age 8 and their families. However, each of our Learning Zones, experiences, and programs have been designed to engage a broad range of children’s ages and interests.

Can I visit the museum as an adult without a child?

No; to enter the museum your group must include a child. The museum is designed to appeal to children from birth to age 8 and their families. Children must be accompanied and overseen by an adult at all times. Private events for adult audiences are exceptions. Individual tours can be scheduled by calling (225) 388-3090.

Memberships

How much do I save when I become a member?

Membership pays for itself if you visit more than three times in a year. Knock Knock members receive unlimited admission for a full year! Members also receive a variety of benefits, ranging from discounts in the Knock Knock Shop to invitations to special members-only events. Memberships may be purchased online or upon arrival. To learn more or become a member, click here.

How soon can I use the membership I’ve purchased?

You can use your membership benefits the same day you purchase/renew your membership.

Can my caregiver/sitter use my membership to bring my children for a visit?

Yes, if they are listed by name on the membership. You can add additional named adults to your membership. The named adult will be in our system for the front desk attendee to check.

Can I give my card to a friend so that he/she can bring their family to the museum?

No. A named adult on the membership must be present for the visit to receive benefits of membership.

Can I purchase a membership to give as a gift?

Knock Knock memberships make great gifts for family and friends. Gift memberships can be purchased online or in person at the Front Desk, or by clicking here.

Learning Zones

What is unique about Knock Knock Children’s Museum?

While traditional museums typically have a “look, but don’t touch” policy, our museum features interactive Learning Zones that are designed to be “hands-on.” We promise to keep your child engaged in playful learning.

What is a Learning Zone?

Knock Knock’s 18 Learning Zones are informal interactive learning environments which provide “teachable moments” that connect children’s everyday experiences with hands-on learning through play. Each Learning Zone features components designed to facilitate learning, at a child’s own pace and in a way that is self-directed, focusing on early literacy and STEAM concepts that expose children to a world of possibility and opportunity through play-based learning.

Do I have to pay extra to participate in regular programming?

Most activities, programs, and performances are included with admission. These include Baby Rhyme Time, Messy Masterpieces, Tinker Time, Arty Party, Critter Connection, and select pop-up programming. Occasionally, we offer “after-hours” paid events, programs, or seasonal camps that require registration.

Accessibility

Do you have support materials for children with different abilities?

The Knock Knock Children’s Museum was specially designed to ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn through play.

  • The museum has noise-reducing headphones, braille picture books, weighted lap blankets, stuffed animals and more for children with special needs. Ask a staff member for more information.
  • The Quiet Cabin provides sensory experiences and a place for a child to take a break from the busy action of the museum.
  • A Sensory Learning Zone Map can be found here.
  • Preview A Day at Knock Knock Social Story and A Field Trip at Knock Knock Social Story before your visit.
  • Most areas of the museum are free of barriers, which provides full access to our visitors with different abilities.
  • The museum is accessible by car or by public transportation. In front, you will find a white-curbed loading zone where visitors can load and unload.
  • Our visitor parking lot includes handicapped parking spaces and ramp access. In addition, all Learning Zones, public restrooms, and outdoor facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Is the museum handicap accessible?

Yes! The museum is accessible by car or by public transportation. In front, you will find a white-curbed loading zone where visitors can load and unload. Our visitor parking lot includes handicapped parking spaces and ramp access. In addition, all Learning Zones, public restrooms, and outdoor facilities are wheelchair accessible. An elevator is also available on each floor.

Do you offer sensory hours?

Knock Knock Children’s Museum hosts regular events called Play 4 All. Play 4 All features a less crowded environment, light and sound reduction, designated quiet rooms, sensory-friendly exhibits with special adaptations, and trained staff support.

When are your quietest times to visit?

Members only mornings (Fridays and Saturdays 9am-10am) and late afternoons are generally the museum’s quietest hours. Sound reducing headphones are also available. Please note seasonal crowds can impact noise within the museum.

Field Trips

How can my classroom schedule a field trip?

Knock Knock is excited to offer field trip opportunities to classroom teachers and special groups looking to discover learning through play. Advanced registration is required for all field trips. Click Here to reserve your field trip.

Cancellation Policy

Field trips canceled with seven or more days of notice before the scheduled date will receive a 50% refund, less than the booking fee. Field trips canceled with less than seven days of notice will not receive a refund of any kind.

Chaperone/Child Ratio

For optimal field trip experiences, Knock Knock mandates one adult chaperone per five children, with a potentially increased ratio for trips involving students with special needs. Teachers and paraprofessionals are free. School administration determines the status of the adults attending. A finalized headcount, including all attendees, is required seven days prior to the scheduled field trip.

Field Trip Visit

Please arrive 5 – 10 minutes prior to the trips’ scheduled start time to check-in. If groups arrive late, the field trip time may have to be abbreviated due to scheduling considerations.

Parking

Vehicle parking is free at Knock Knock. School buses may be directed to unload and then park 0.3 miles away at City Park on Dalrymple Drive.

Lunch

Knock Knock does not have indoor facilities for lunch, even in the case of inclement weather. The museum is located near City Park, where picnic tables, park benches, and grassy areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Preparation

Teachers and children can watch our short video which provides an overview of Knock Knock’s features and rules!

Private Rentals & Events

Can I reserve a private event?

Our children’s museum is the most unique setting for a special event in Baton Rouge. We are proud to offer facility rentals and special event services that accommodate smaller scale events and gatherings. For more information, call 225-388-3090 or email events@knockknockmuseum.org.

Health & Safety

What is your photography policy?

Feel free to take photos during your visit and post them. We love seeing and sharing visitor photos on our social media outlets. When posting your photos, add the hashtag #KnockKnockMuseum so we can see them, too! When photographing more than just your group, please be considerate and respectful of other visitors’ privacy.

Photography and filming are conducted by Knock Knock Children’s Museum staff for marketing and educational purposes. Entering the museum and/or the purchase of an admission or program ticket constitutes your consent for Knock Knock Children’s Museum to use any photos, images, or film without payment, inspection, or review if deemed appropriate. If you do not want your child photographed, please let a museum staff member know.

What is your cleaning procedure?

The Museum contracts a cleaning company to handle the day-to-day cleaning of the facility. We have a porter on-site daily to handle spills and restrooms, and our crew cleans the Museum using hospital grade cleaning agents. Our Museum Team members disinfect surfaces, “high touch” areas, and play items utilizing EPA approved disinfectant as needed throughout the day. “Used bins” are available for used and dirty toys in each Learning Zone. Staff will clean the items in the bins before putting them back in the museum. Hand sanitizer is available at the front desk.

Are firearms or weapons allowed on site?

Firearms, explosives, and weapons of any type are prohibited in all BREC park areas (City Parish Ordinance, 13:1011), including the Knock Knock Children’s Museum located in BREC City-Books Community Park. Anyone possessing a weapon will be asked to remove it from our premises immediately. The only exception to this policy is on-duty law enforcement.

Is Knock Knock a smoke-free facility?

Yes, Knock Knock Children’s Museum and its surrounding grounds are a smoke-free facility and smoking of tobacco products is not permitted in public parks (cigarettes, cigars, vapes, and marijuana) including the Knock Knock Children’s Museum located in BREC City-Books Community Park. (City Parish Ordinance Title 12, chapter 9, Sec. 12:602)

Knock Knock Safe Space Policy

Knock Knock Children’s Museum strives to ignite curiosity, encourage life-long learning, and provide a creative, healthy, hands-on environment for all families in our community. It is our responsibility to foster a culture of inclusion that promotes mutual respect, celebrates diversity, and facilitates authentic intercultural exploration and collaboration. We commit to making our facilities and programs accessible and safe for all members of our community, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, and range of abilities. The museum reserves the right to refuse service to, or revoke access from any patron(s) threatening this safe, inclusive environment. Behavior warranting such consequences includes, but is not limited to, verbal or physical harassment of another patron or staff member, attempted theft or vandalism, or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Knock Knock Children’s Museum is a smoke-free and weapon-free campus, per Baton Rouge CIty-Parish Ordinance.

Is there accessible diaper changing stations?

There are changing stations in all bathrooms for children who are not yet potty trained. Bathrooms are located on Level One and the Lower Level. A family bathroom is available on the Lower Level. Should a potty accident occur, a change of clothes is available at the desk.

Support

Where does the museum get its financial support?

Knock Knock Children’s Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supported through income generated by admission fees and generous contributions from Baton Rouge’s philanthropic community. Approximately 50% of the operating budget is earned through admissions, memberships, programs, and rentals, while 40% percent is contributed by corporations, foundations, and individual donors. Knock Knock receives approximately 1% of funding from BREC and 10% of its funding from state and local resources, but it is discretionary from year to year.

How can I make a donation to Knock Knock? Is it tax deductible?

Your support of Knock Knock can take many forms. Knock Knock is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Donations to the museum can be made online through our donation page.

For more on how you can contribute including information regarding a gift, please contact our Development team at development@knockknockmuseum.org.

Donations by check can be mailed to:
Attn: Christina Melton, Executive Director
Knock Knock Children’s Museum
1900 Dalrymple Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808

I am interested in becoming a volunteer at Knock Knock. How can I help?

Knock Knock volunteers are the heart of our organization and a vital part of our learning framework and ongoing operations. We are always seeking many talents for key volunteer roles within the museum and community outreach programs. For more information, please email volunteers@knockknockmuseum.org or visit our volunteer page.

I am interested in employment opportunities. How can I submit a resume?

Open positions are posted on our Join Our Team web page. To view all open positions, click here.

I am interested in discussing a community partnership opportunity.

Knock Knock is pleased to partner with many businesses and organizations throughout our community to advance early childhood education. To contact a Knock Knock team member, please send information about your organization, event and/or particular partnership interests to info@knockknockmuseum.org.

Birthday Parties

Can my child celebrate a birthday at Knock Knock?

Yes, birthday parties are special at Knock Knock! Space is limited and we recommend reserving as soon as possible. Don’t forget that members receive a discount on birthday packages! All parties include:

  • A decorated private party room for one hour and thirty minutes
  • The personalized attention of one of our specially trained party specialists
  • Full-day admission to the museum for guests
  • A special “Come Back and Play” pass for the birthday child
  • Personalized signage
  • Paper goods and utensils

Birthday Party Availability:

Saturday: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.

For more information, email birthdays@knockknockmuseum.org or call our Birthday Party Hotline: 225-831-1649.

Do I have to pay for my party when I book?

You will be required to pay for your party in full upon booking. All purchases are non-refundable. You can reschedule your party as long as your originally booked date is not less than two weeks away. In the event of an emergency closing, we will offer you the choice of receiving a refund or rescheduling your party.

Can I receive a refund if I cancel a party?

We do not offer refunds on birthday parties. You can reschedule your party as long as your originally booked date is not less than two weeks away. In the event of an emergency closing, we will offer you the choice of receiving a refund or rescheduling your party.

Is Knock Knock Children’s Museum admission for my guests included?

Yes; full-day museum admission is included for both children and adults attending the party.

I am a Knock Knock Children’s Museum Member. Do I get a discount?

Yes! Basic Birthday parties are priced at $425 for Knock Knock Children’s Museum Members and $450 for Non-Members for 30 guests (up to 20 children and 10 adults).

Want to add more guests? Our More the Merrier party allows you to add an additional 10 people, priced at $575 for KKCM Members, and $600 for Non-Members.

Want a big blowout? Our Big Birthday Bash party allows you exclusive access to our Big Back Yard, and accommodates up to 75 people, priced at $1,250 for KKCM Members, and $1,500 for Non-Members.

Call 225-831-1649 for information on scheduling and additional elements, rentals options, such as tents and custom decorations.

Is Museum admission for my guests included?

Yes, full-day museum admission is included for both children and adults attending the party.

How many guests can I invite to my party?

KKCM Birthday Parties can accommodate up to 30 total guests, with a maximum of 20 children and up to 10 adults. For an added charge of $150, you can purchase the “More the Merrier” package, which allows you 10 additional adult guests.

It is museum policy to have a ratio of 1 parent/guardian for every 5 children. Regardless of the party guests’ membership status, both adults and children are counted towards the 30-person total. If a child guest is less than 24 months and taking a seat at the children’s party table, they are included as part of the 20 children guest total.

*The birthday party room has a capacity limit of 45 people.

A Big Birthday Bash party can accommodate up to 75 people. Call 225-831-1649 for information on scheduling.

What if my guests are Museum members?

All party guests (both children and adults) are included in the total number of guests. Museum members are not exempt from the total of birthday party guests.

How early can I get into the Party Room?

You can enter the party room 15 minutes before your party begins or after the room has been cleaned.

Can I bring my own decorations or themed paper products?

The museum provides all serving products including plates, cups, napkins, and utensils. Outside decorations are not allowed. Party hosts are allowed to bring party favors for their guests (any food items must be packaged to be enjoyed later).

Can I bring my own themed birthday cake or cupcakes?

Yes, the museum does not provide any cake or cupcakes. You must provide your own themed birthday cake or cupcakes and individual ice cream cups. Refrigerator and freezer space is available in the party room for cupcakes/cake and/or individual ice cream cups for the duration of your birthday party.

Can I bring my own food and beverage for the party?

Yes! The host of the party MUST arrive with provided food and beverages. Delivered food is not permitted.  Water is provided for your guests. Individual juice boxes and juice pouches are permitted. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Can I hire a face painter/costumed character (or other entertainment) for my party?

We do not allow any outside entertainment or characters for birthday parties.

Is there a place to store my child’s gifts or food after his/her party?

We cannot store gifts or food following the scheduled party time. All belongings must be removed from the birthday party room at the end of your scheduled time slot.

Where do I park for our Birthday Party?

Parking is free in the museum lot. You may pull into the circle to load/unload gifts and other party items.