What is a Learning Zone?
Kids love to play! So, what better way help them learn by combining playtime with educational experiences? Knock Knock Children’s Museum features 18 Learning Zones that are hands-on, interactive exhibits where kids learn through play. Discover more about the magic of each of our Learning Zones below, then plan your visit to Knock Knock and come learn and play with us!
Knock Knock Square
Sponsorship by Art Favre
Welcome Friends! You’ve arrived at Knock Knock Square. Take a few minutes here to gather your group. Play a few table top games or work on a floor puzzle. Some days you can enjoy a live play, dance or music performance on our Storybook Stage while you wait here to begin your day’s adventure!
Sponsored by LUBA Casualty Insurance Company
Got a story you want to hear or tell? Our tree is rooted in great ideas and blooming with ways to celebrate literacy, spark imaginations and open doors to countless possibilities. Get ready to try out your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills under Knock Knock’s Story Tree canopy! There are games to play, secret messages to find and surprises behind the discovery doors. Feeling quiet? You can even curl up with a puppet and a good book!
Go Go Garage
Sponsored by Faye Rogan Lane
Put on your coveralls and grab a wrench, you’ve got work to do! Here at our car care center you can design the car of your dreamsand even race it! Or you can dress up like a car mechanic to change a tire and check the oil. Pretend to buckle in a car seat and head to the car wash, or you can just play with our cars and trucks. Whatever revs your engine, you’re in the driver’s seat!
B.R. Star Studio
It’s time to smile and get ready to show off you star quality, dress up for the cameras and dance to your heart’s delight. We have everything you’ll need from lights, cameras to costumes! You provide the action!
Sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company
Grab your fishing pole and try your luck at landing a catfish, crappie, bluegill or largemouth bass. Then join the Knock Knock fishing tournament to see how your fish compare in size and color to your fellow fishermen. Since our fishing tournament is all catch and release, you can come back again and again!
Sponsored by Associated Food StoresGrab a basket and your shopping list, it’s time to stock up on delicious, nutritious goodies! You can shop for foods of every color and eat the rainbow. And don’t forget to take home a healthy recipe! In Pelican Pantry, little shoppers can go on a nutrition scavenger hunt, search for your favorite foods or get behind the register and help your neighbors check out!
I See Food Café
Sponsored by Cailyn Michael Parenton Foundation
We sure hope you’re hungry! Pull up a stool at the counter and get ready for a fabulous feast. Baton Rouge’s top chefs of tomorrow cook up some fun as they take your order, prepare a cornucopia of delicious food and serve it up in style. Bon appétit!
Sponsored by Brookwood Properties
Unleash your inner artist. You can draw, doodle and play with a wide-range of art media such as paint, fabric, beads and clay. Don’t forget to check out our project of the day! What priceless masterpiece will you create?
Knock Knock Maker Shop
Sponsored by Brookwood Properties
In the Maker Shop, you can play around with ideas, explore new technologies, put things together or take them apart. We have plenty of tools and reusable items for you to use while you think and tinker.
Welcome to Louisiana’s sweetest swamp! Crawbaby’s nooks and crannies are planned especially for children under the age of 2 years old, so your early learner can drift along on a rocking skiff, dress up as a swamp critter or explore a catfish cave and a crawfish hole! Active little ones can also climb and slide down an eagle’s nest, hide in the cattails or pose for a picture as a crawfish!
Sponsored by Woman’s Hospital
Need a break? You’ll love resting in the rocking chairs on our front porch or stepping inside to get away from all the fun for a quiet moment alone to feed your baby or read to your child.
Sponsored by Performance Contractors and Triad Electric & Controls, A Newtron Group Co.
Heads up! There’s always something happening on our jobsite, so grab your tool belt and get right to work. Along our stretch of the mighty Mississippi, you can use real construction tools to erect your own bridge, operate a crane, and build other fun projects. Finally, explore one of Mother Nature’s most powerful forces —wind — with our very own wind tunnel!
Sponsored by Albemarle Foundation
Immerse yourself in the sudsy side of science! Bubbles are more than just fun, their spellbinding shapes and surprising sizes offer opportunities for close observation and lots of mesmerizing, messy manipulation. Who knew physics could be this much fun?
Paws & Claws Clinic
Sponsored by A Friend of Knock Knock
Do animals love you? Here is your chance to return the favor. You can use real tools like brushes and x-rays to help them feel better whether they need a bath or a veterinarian. Feel the furry love!
Geaux Figure! Playhouse.
Sponsored by Postlethwaite and Netterville, APAC
Math is child’s play! Can you build a pyramid of balls or construct a bridge that doesn’t need fasteners or supports? Maybe you’d rather use blocks to reconstruct a skyline, or create an amazing spinning design with magnetic, interlocking gears. You’ll have so much fun you won’t realize you’re learning math!
Ship Shape Health Challenge
Sponsored by Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital
Ahoy there! Take the Ship Shape Challenge to assess your own physical fitness. How long you can stay on a teetering balance board? How high can you jump? How long can you hang? How fast can you pedal? Challenge yourself to find out!
All Hands on Deck
Sponsored By The Parks Family Foundation and Carline Companies
Welcome aboard! Be our guest for a virtual tour from the Port of Baton Rouge up and down the Mississippi River. You and a friend can power the boat, help a pelican fly, and take the wheel while pretending to be the captain!
Sponsored By A Friend of Knock Knock
Reach new heights in our magical Storybook Climber! Designed by world-renowned Climber architect Spencer Luckey, Knock Knock’s Storybook Climber Learning Zone will let you get a new perspective from high above ground. Don’t forget to wave when you reach the top!