Attractions in Baton Rouge

LSU Rural Life Museum
Step back into time and visit a 19th century working Louisiana plantation. Visit the plantation house along with the kitchen, slave cabin, blacksmith shop, schoolhouse, sick house, sugar house, grist mill, commissary and overseer's house. Each building is furnished with period artifacts to represent life in the 1800's. Self-guided tours are typical unless a prearranged tour has been scheduled. Other buildings on the property include: a church, shotgun house, pioneer's cabin, Carolina cabin, Acadian house and dogtrot house all of which teach Louisiana's rich and colorful history.

Louisiana State Museum - Baton Rouge
Louisiana State Museum is Baton Rouge's largest museum. The museum tells the story of the state's interesting history through interactive exhibits and displays. This free attraction has lots of children's programs and is family friendly. One of the most popular exhibits features a confederate submarine.

USS Kidd & Veterans Memorial
Located downtown Baton Rouge, this World War II Navy destroyer is a floating memorial to the men and women that served in the armed forces during the war. Take a tour of the ship and walk the same halls that the sailors did when it was in service. Overnight camping is available with advance reservations.

Louisiana Art & Science Museum
Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum showcases an ever-changing display of art from talented artist all around the globe as well as local artisans. The museum features a children's area with hands on educational exhibits that will hold young ones interest while they are learning about science and art in a fun way. The Egyptian gallery holds a mummy from the Ptolemaic era and artifacts excavated from a tomb and the planetarium is devoted to opening young people's eyes up to space exploration and astronomy. Lectures, workshops and classes are taught here throughout the year as well as sky shows and films.

Baton Rouge Zoo
Children of all ages enjoy watching the animals and birds interact at the Baton Rouge Zoo. Over 950 animals, including giraffes, rhinos, and alligators call the habitat home. Tram and train rides take you around the zoo or you can enjoy a meandering stroll through the grounds. Children will enjoy the Safari Playground and the KidsZoo, a petting zoo showcasing farm animals.