Resources for Families

 

brec

6201 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-272-9200
Email: info@brec.org

Baton Rouge's public park system features a zoo, a waterpark, an observatory, playgrounds, and more. Art classes, outdoor games and sports, free movie screenings, and nature walks are just a few of the many programs BREC offers.

 
 

 
 

healthy br

222 Saint Louis Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-231-5475

Healthy BR is a movement based on communication, coordination and collaboration that promotes a better and healthier life for all people in the great city of Baton Rouge. Activities are offered throughout the year to encourage healthy lifestyles of all families.

 
 

 
 

knock knock children’s museum

1900 Dalrymple Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-388-3090
Email: Email Knock Knock 

The children's museum offers educational camps during the summer and school-year breaks. Free field trips for Head Start classes in East Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes. Admission is $3 per person for Louisiana residents with an EBT card and ID (up to 5 children); regular admission is $14 per person over age 1.

 
 

 
 

la art & science museum: discovery depot

100 River Road South
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-344-5272
Email: Email LASM 

LASM has galleries designed for children from 6 months up to 7 years. Discovery Depot includes educational toys and activities that encourage kids to make connections with art and science through play.

 
 

women’s hospital: prenatal family programs

100 Womans Way
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Phone: 225-231-5475
Email: childbirthed@womans.org

Woman's offers classes to help prepare kids for a new baby in the family with age-appropriate discussion, practice on baby dolls, and hospital tours. The class fee is per child; parents should attend with their child. Tyke Hyke is designed to help prepare 3-year-olds for the new baby and mom's hospital stay. A Baby Is Coming is designed to help big brothers and sisters ages 4-8 learn about the arrival of their new sibling; it concludes with a movie about boys and girls having new babies in their families.