Summer in Baton Rouge
School is out and the sun is shining. Summer is here in Louisiana and there are plenty of ways to stay entertained in the months ahead.
If you are still looking to fill your calendar, Alvarez Construction Company put together this guide to making the most of your summer in Baton Rouge.
History and museums
Historians will enjoy the USS Kidd, which is recognized as one of the most authentically restored vessels in the country. The attached Veterans Museum celebrates naval history with artifacts from the time it sailed as a destroyer in the Pacific.
The Louisiana Art & Science Museum is full of family-friendly exhibits that educate and entertain. Topics range from Ancient Egypt to the Solar System, and even the history of Louisiana. The Irene W. Pennington Planetarium is open too with opportunities for Saturday and Sunday Stargazing under the dome.
For a hands-on experience, try the Knock Knock Children’s Museum that features 18 Learning Zones that cater to each phase of development. The museum is designed for kids up to eight years old and sits on six acres of parkland.
The Baton Rouge Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in the city with more than a quarter million guests each year. The Zoo features hundreds of animals with 30 endangered species as part of the international Species Survival Plans. In addition to conservation efforts, it also conducts active outreach and education programs throughout the year.
For a more aquatic view, plan a visit to the Baton Rouge Blue Zoo in the Mall of Louisiana. This interactive aquarium allows you to watch sharks swim by or get a closer look touching stingrays and feeding reptiles.
If you are a food enthusiast, make sure to attend the 4th Annual Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival this June. This free two-day event will be held in the Riverfront Plaza with live music and a Vendor’s Village cooking competition.
On July 4, head down to the USS Kidd Veterans Museum for a revolutionary celebration. Enjoy music from the Marine Forces Reserve Band, military displays, and vendors. The event runs from noon to 10 p.m.
The Live After Five series also returns this fall, running 12 Fridays in a row starting on August 20. This free concert series is located in City Hall Plaza between Louisiana’s Old State Capitol and the new River Center Branch Library.
If you are interested in joining this thriving community, review Alvarez Construction Company’s communities in Baton Rouge. For more information, call (225) 240-4662 or contact us.