8 museums in Baton Rouge to visit this summer

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Baton Rouge has no shortage of museums. This summer, take a break from the sun and visit one (or all) of Baton Rouge’s museums.

Art & Science Museums in Baton Rouge

Louisiana Museum of Art and Science

The Louisiana Art & Science Museum, located at 100 River Road South, offers art exhibits, out-of-this-world planetarium shows, and stargazing. To keep children learning, summer group programs are available.

Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children (3-12) and seniors (65+), and free for members. Every first Sunday of the month is free entry.

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LSU Art Museum

Check out the latest art exhibits on display at the LSU Museum of Art, located at 100 Lafayette Street, or attend a free workshop. Admission for adults is $5 and free for children, members, college students, veterans and their families. The first Sunday of the month is free and every Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Historical Museums in Baton Rouge

Burden Museum and Gardens

Learn about rural Louisiana life and stroll the nature trails of the Burden Museum & Gardens, located at 4560 Essen Lane.

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Capitol Park Museum

Soak up the ages of Louisiana culture at the Capitol Park Museum, located at 660 N. Fourth Street, where exhibits showcase Cajun culture, Mardi Gras, civil rights history and more. Admission is $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors, and active military.

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Jack and Priscilla Andonia Museum

This museum, located at 3828 W. Lakeshore Drive, showcases LSU’s long sporting history – 13,000 exhibits. Every LSU sports program is featured in the museum. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, and $1 for DLSU employees and high school or college students.

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The Old Louisiana State Capitol

Step back in time at the Old State Capitol, located at 100 North Boulevard, and explore Louisiana’s political past. Schedule a guided tour for the full experience. Free entry!

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USS KIDD Veterans Museum

Celebrate American history at the USS KIDD, located at 305 South River Road, by visiting the in-house museum featuring military and naval history. Admission is $12.53 for adults, $10.45 for veterans and seniors (60+), and $8.36 for children (5-12).

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Children’s Museums in Baton Rouge

Knock Knock Children’s Museum

Take the whole family to Knock Knock, located at 1900 Dalrymple Drive, for a learn-and-play experience this summer. The museum offers hands-on exhibits with the goal of increasing literacy skills and interest in STEAM topics. Admission is $14 per person and free for children under two. Those with a valid EBT card and ID can pay $3 for admission of up to six people.

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