Child-friendly aspects of life in the Capital Region include youth sports from football to rugby, local natural wonders, and learning centers that focus on science and history. A lively arts and music scene for children expands options for parents seeking cultural enrichment.
Kids of all ages participate in artist-led workshops at the Community School for the Arts. The LSU Performing Arts Academy offers music classes and lessons for toddlers and school-aged children. Budding chefs hone their kitchen savvy skills at the Young Chefs Academy. Seasonal traditions like corn mazes in the fall and local strawberry picking in spring make for jubilant family outings. Free outdoor movies give locals another place for family entertainment throughout the year.
The city’s landscape provides a place to play and learn. Outside the Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge, children delight in fountains that shoot from an elaborate splash pad. The observation deck atop the 34-story Louisiana State Capitol opens up a one-of-a-kind view of the Mississippi River; opportunities for tubing on the Amite River allow more immersed fun for the entire family.