October Mini Camps

This October, we’re brewing up creativity at Knock Knock Children’s Museum! Designed as three-hour workshops for children ages 5 and up, and limited to 15 campers, each of our mini camps features a unique topic, with enough variety to excite and appeal to everyone’s interest. Drop off is from 8:50 am – 9:00 a.m. and pick up is from 11:50 am – 12:00 p.m. Face masks are required.  Each mini camper should dress for play, bring their own water bottle, and snack.

You can select just one camp, or join us for all sessions! *Separate registration is required for each date.

Scholarships are available to qualifying campers and are made possible by the support of Capital Area United Way. More details are located at the bottom of the page.

MEMBERS: To receive your member discount you must sign-in to your account when registering for camps. Questions? Please email membership@knockknockmuseum.org. For additional questions about camps or to be added to a camp waitlist, email Hillary Perret at camp@knockknockmuseum.org.

Clay Play

Instructor: Alexandra

Learn the basics of making and building with clay! We’ll make several sculptures during this class, which will then be fired in our kiln. Items will be available for pick up a few weeks after the camp. 

Saturday, October 10th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tuesday, October 13th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $30 for members | $35 for non-members

Printmaking & Soap Making

Instructor: Paige (printmaking) | Diana (soap making)

Come learn the history and basics of the endless world of printmaking! Students will design their own stationery suite and do the printing themselves.  Then, children will have the opportunity to make their own soap! Washing your hands is more important now than ever! What better way to embrace it than to learn how to make your own?! In this class children will melt and pour soaps while also learning about color theory, aromatherapy, and packaging. 

Monday, October 12th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $30 for members | $35 for non-members

Plein Air Painting and Sticks & Stones

Instructor: Jess (plein air painting) | Tammy (sticks & stones)

Pick up a paint brush and explore watercolor techniques! We will be working in our picturesque Big Backyard to create water landscape paintings that will be taken home. Then, join us as we create and put our imaginations to the test by using only natural materials. From fairy houses to rock stack sculptures and natural paints, we’ll explore the beauty in nature. 

Saturday, October 17th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $30 for members | $35 for non-members

Freeze Dance Art and Hocus Potions

Instructor: Jess (freeze dance art) | Hillary (hocus potions)

Kick off your shoes and paint with your feet while playing freeze dance! Students will bring home a canvas of their “foot work.” Then, join our resident mad scientist and create some truly wild and weird potions for Halloween!

Saturday, October 24th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $30 for members | $35 for non-members

DIY Spooky Craft Shop

Instructor: Tammy

Get your home ready for Halloween night! From tiny origami bats to giant recycled parts monsters, create your own collection of spooky decorations to take home.  

Saturday, October 31st from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $30 for members | $35 for non-members

Scholarships Available

Full mini-camp scholarships are available and made possible by funding provided by the generosity of Capital Area United Way (CAUW). The CAUW is committed to aiding working residents that are struggling to make ends meet, have little or no savings and are one emergency away from falling into poverty. This population is referred to as ALICE, Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed. 

The ALICE population encompasses every race, age, gender and ethnicity, and work in a variety of professions. Scholarship funds are restricted to campers who reside in the following parishes: East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, Iberville, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, St. James, and St. Helena. 

If your combined household income falls between $24,500 – $65,000 and you would like to apply for a scholarship please click here to complete the brief application. 

If camps do not meet minimum enrollment, Knock Knock has the right to cancel and refund participants at 100%.  Individual refunds are allowed 2 weeks prior to camp start date, less the $50 non-refundable fee. Emergency cancellations with full refund will be considered on a case by case basis.