Your child has the opportunity to try his or her hand at building and construction careers with a fun new partnership. The Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge (HBA GBR) partners with Knock Knock Children’s Museum to host five weekends of hands-on activities for your busy bee kiddos.
The two companies invite children (ages 2 to 12 years old) to play in the fields of engineering, architecture, planning, construction and remodeling. These special weekends begin August 31 and end September 28. Join the activities on Saturdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and on Sundays 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
According to the press release, here is what kids and parents can expect over the five weekends:
Weekends One and Two (8/31-9/1 and 9/7-9/8):
- First, children prepare building and design plans for a new outdoor playhouse at Knock Knock Museum.
- Additionally, group activity, “Tool Time with Tammy,” teaches the children about different types of tools to build the structure.
- Kids have the opportunity to draw residential blueprints and building plans.
- Also, a Topography Table will be featured in the Big Backyard.
Weekends Three and Four (9/14-9/15 and 9/21-9/22)
- Then, children begin the construction phase of the finalized outdoor playhouse plans.
- Activity leaders encourage kids to design plans for renovating or adding to the playhouse.
Weekend Five (9/28-9/29)
- Finally, children complete the renovation plans construction for the playhouse – Yay!
Conveniently, the fun five weekends happen at the museum. During September, construction and design activities will be available in the Art Garden and Maker’s Shop every weekend, as well.
A couple of the partnership leaders are ecstatic to host an event like this for Baton Rouge’s youngest generation.
“We are thrilled to partner with Knock Knock Children’s Museum and provide this opportunity to educate children on all the creative possibilities they have in the home building industry.” said Karen Zito, HBA GBR President & CEO. “We look forward to seeing the finished product built in part by the children of our vibrant construction community.”
Also, Knock Knock Children’s Museum Executive Director, Peter Claffey, added to the excitement.
“This is the kind of innovative and creative partnership that we love at Knock Knock,” said Claffey. “HBA is providing a tremendous opportunity for our youngest builders to take a real construction project from design to completion and in the process, maybe, inspire the next great architect, contractor, or engineer. This is really playing with a purpose.”
Admission to the museum is $14 for all visitors 2 years and older. Children 23 months of age and younger are welcome, too, free of charge. Of course, members pay no additional fees.