Baton Rouge Experiences Family Bucket List

Are you looking for things to do with kids in Baton Rouge? We are taking you to our top 13 Baton Rouge Experiences Family Bucket List places we think are great for the family, whether you are a native to Baton Rouge or traveling through. If you need kid-friendly things to do in Baton Rouge, we have you covered. There is everything from indoor Baton Rouge family fun to weekend day trips, all pre-approved by our team here at Red Stick Mom! Whether you live in Baton Rouge or are traveling to Baton Rouge with kids, there is plenty to do in this friendly Louisiana city with the family.

2023 Baton Rouge Experiences Family Bucket List

Whether you live in Baton Rouge or are visiting, there is much fun to be had with the family. We have put together a list of our top 13 Baton Rouge Experiences Family Bucket List places that are great for the entire family. From visiting Mike the Tiger after an LSU sporting event to lacing up your tennis shoes for a fun nature walk through the Bluebonnet Swamps, check out our bucket list below:

  1. Mike the Tiger:: Everyone must take a peak at the amazing habitat of LSU’s Mike VII. You may even get lucky and see Mike playing with his ball in the man-made pond/Mike’s swimming pool. 6 N Stadium Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  2. LSU AgCenter Dairy Store:: After checking out Mike’s cool habitat, head over to LSU AGCenter Dairy Store. Homemade ice cream to support the teaching and training of LSU students! Everyone loves some good ice cream! 40 S Stadium Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 ; Mon-Fri 9AM–4PM Sat-Sun Closed
  3. Red Stick Farmers Market:: Support the locals for a fun Saturday! You will find beautiful flowers, eggs, gelato, jellies/jams, veggies and so much more. 501 N 5th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 ; Saturday’s starting at 8AM
  4. USS KIDD Veterans Museum:: The USS KIDD Veterans Museum is one of only four Fletcher-class destroyers still preserved as museums. It is also the only known destroyer preserved in her World War II configuration. Take a tour to explore this awesome museum. 305 S River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 ; Mon-Sun 9:30AM-3:30PM
  5. LSU Lakes:: Take a walk or run around the well-known LSU Lakes. 1058 Stanford Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  6. LSU Botanical Gardens/Burden Museum:: Enjoy all the beautiful native Louisiana garden flowers and plants along with fun outdoor playgrounds and a walk through history as the museum offers an immense collection of artifacts from farms, plantations and households. 4560 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 ; Mon-Sun 8AM-5:00PM
  7. Old State Capital:: Take a walk around the ‘Castle On The River’, which houses the Museum of Political History. This includes several state-of-the-art exhibitions. 100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70801 ; Tues.-Fri. 10AM-4PM, Sunday 9AM-3PM
  8. LSU Hilltop Arboretum:: An amazing collection of Louisiana trees and shrubs cultivated on 14 beautiful acres. 1855 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 ; Mon-Sun 6:30AM-6:30PM
  9. Bluebonnet Swamp:: 103-acres with gravel paths and boardwalks, as well as live animal exhibits. Tie up those shoe strings and enjoy all that is apart of our Louisiana nature. 10503 N Oak Hills Pkwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 ; Mon-Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 12PM-5PM
  10. BREC Zoo:: The place where we can connect with animals. It has grown to be the #1 year-round family attraction in our area! 3601 Thomas Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70807 ; Mon-Sun ; 9:30AM-4PM
  11. Louisiana Art & Science Museum:: A place where art and science meet. You will find renowned artists exhibitions, a permanent art collection, as well as the state-of-the-art Pennington planetarium. 100 S River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70801 ; Wed-Fri 10AM-3PM Fri 10AM-3PM Sun 1PM-5PM
  12. Knock Knock Children’s Museum:: Bring the kids to a unique museum experience! Different floor levels to bring about a whole different play and learning experience. 1900 Dalrymple Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 ; Tue-Sat 10AM-4PM Sun 11AM-4PM
  13. LSU Sports:: There is nothing like attending a LSU sporting event, whether it be football, basketball, baseball or gymnastics. Check out the schedules, grab those tickets, and enjoy the experience! N Stadium Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 ; Date/Times differ

Take it from all of us at Red Stick Mom, you don’t want to miss out on this Baton Rouge Experiences Family Bucket List! Which ones are you going to check off this year?

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Clair is a former science teacher turned stay at home mommy to 3 kids, Ryleigh (6), Brady (5) and Chloe (1). She is originally from Mississippi and moved to Louisiana after meeting her husband at Mississippi College. She can’t imagine living anywhere else now. The culture here in Louisiana is the best: from the great food to cheering on the LSU Tigers. Her background in science has her loving to incorporate all things science while at home with her kids. This has led her to the world of blogging! Her blog, The Sprouting Minds, includes all things ‘mommy’ as well as those engaging kid activities. She hopes she can spread the love of science to other families as well as encourage mothers along the way.


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