Summer is here, and that means it’s time for some fun in the sun! And what better way to spend your summer vacation than to spend it with your family. Last year’s vacation plans may have gone a little differently, so it’s only right to make this year’s trip extra special. From enjoying a splash in the pool to taking a step back in time at museums, Baton Rouge has you covered on how to make your next summer family trip a memorable one.
Blue Zoo Aquarium
Take a look under the sea! The Blue Zoo, an aquarium that made its debut in April, is already impressing both kids and adults. Located in the Mall of Louisiana, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Stroll through many different areas to learn about various animals’ habitats, witness interactive STEM exhibits, and feed stingrays and chirping birds!
USS KIDD Veterans Museum
All aboard! Named after fallen Rear Admiral Isaac Campbell Kidd, Sr., the USS KIDD Veterans Museum floats in the Mississippi River by the heart of downtown Baton Rouge. Learn about the ship’s history and voyages. Camp overnight to get first-hand experience of the living quarters from World War II. Immerse yourself in the ship – the only one of its kind still in its 1945 form. Fun fact: The ship was used to film Tom Hank’s war drama movie “Greyhound” in 2018!
Blue Bayou Water Park
If you’re looking for a place to cool down on a hot Louisiana day, the Blue Bayou Water Park is the place to be. Chill out in the wave pool or make a splash down one of the park’s slippery slides for a fun day in the Red Stick. The park is bound to leave you and your family satisfied.
Knock – Knock Children’s Museum
After more than a year of closed doors, Baton Rouge’s children museum is back and better than ever. Families can go to the Knock Knock Museum for a fun learning experience designed to educate and connect with children’s everyday lives. The museum features 18 learning zones filled with interactive play.
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