Summer is here and there is so much to do in June! We have gathered our favorite family-friendly events in and around Baton Rouge this month and featured them here in the monthly guide.
***Don’t forget to check out our 2018 Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun, Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps, and Vacation Bible Schools Around Baton Rouge.***
Red Stick Moms Need to Know :: Baton Rouge Activities in June 2018
June 1 :: Are you ready for rockets reaching the stars? Join us for Blast Off! Rocket Storycraft at the Main Library for a rousing lift off and plenty of fun along the way. We’ll read Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton and then create our own spaceship. 3, 2, 1 … BLAST OFF! Ages 3 to 5. All children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and limited to 12 children. Sorry, no groups.
June 2 :: Come celebrate YOUR community at the Baton Rouge Zoo! Visitors presenting a valid driver’s license with a household address that includes a Baker zip code will be offered “buy one, get one” pricing on admission. The Baker City Appreciation Day is one of four city appreciation days to be held within June. The offer to buy one regular price admission, get one of equal or lesser value free will be offered for all visitors presenting an official Louisiana driver’s license with a recognized Baker zip code (70714 and 70704). Offer valid on June 2nd only, and is not valid in combination with any other offer.
June 2 :: Baton Rouge Summer Shop Hop at Bra Genie in Baton Rouge is offering $10 off a purchase of $50 or more and free Bra Genie Koozie with any eligible Gift With Purchase (some exclusions apply).
June 2 :: Kids Canvas class at Brushfire Art Stuido, 11:00am-12:00pm, $15, pre-registration required. Pick which canvas you want to paint, parents welcome to paint as well. We pre-sketch it. And give you the steps to paint it.
June 3 :: Mattie Street Market – art’s market, local art and hand made items, food truck, balloon maker for kids, face painting, good family fun. Come down to the Denham Springs Antique District on Mattie Street and support local artist.
June 3 :: Sometimes the best things in life are free. With free admission and unlimited planetarium shows for only $6, make your family and your budget happy with a trip to the Art & Science Museum on Free First Sunday.
June 3 :: Free First Sunday at the USS Kidd offers free admission to the USS KIDD ship and museum. Children can enjoy specially made crafts and coloring.
June 4-6 :: Elizabeth “Lady Chops” Vidos is a professional percussionist who performed in the Off-Broadway show STOMP for ten years. Teens are invited to the Library to enjoy her exciting show, which is an interactive journey of sound exploration! Hear beats and melodies from local and international instruments, buckets and body percussion. You won’t believe your ears! Check the EBRL calendar for scheduled times at varying branches.
June 4-12 :: Baton Rouge Ballet’s Youth Ballet, a 36 member group of youngsters truly representative of the future of dance in our community, is presenting “Coppélia,” a family-friendly 30 minute version of this classic ballet. Filled with dancing dolls, a foolish toymaker, and antics galore, this performance will delight audiences of all ages. Come escape the heat and bring the kids to soak up some culture. With 14 performances touring the Baton Rouge area, one is sure to be coming to a library or community center near you!
June 7 :: Kids Art Camp at Brushfire Art Studio, age 7 and up. Full or half day. 10:00am-4:00pm $90, 10am-1pm $45 or 1:00-4:00pm $45, pre-registration required.
June 8 :: Enjoy comfortable indoor seating during our monthly free film series for Make it a Movie Night-The Lego Movie at BREC’s Independence Park Theatre. Concessions are available for purchase. No outside food or drinks please.
June 8 :: Harry Pottery Clay hand building/Wand making at Brushfire Art Studio. Drop in from 4:00-7:00pm $25, all ages, Register online or our Facebook events.
June 9 :: “Very Harry Weekend” 2:00-5:00pm We will have Harry Potter themed pottery to be painted and canvas paintings. Pre-registration required.
June 9 :: Come celebrate YOUR community at the Baton Rouge Zoo! Visitors presenting a valid driver’s license with a household address that includes a Baton Rouge zip code will be offered “buy one, get one” pricing on admission. The Baton Rouge City Appreciation Day is one of four city appreciation days to be held within June. The offer to buy one regular price admission, get one of equal or lesser value free will be offered for all visitors presenting an official Louisiana driver’s license with a recognized Baton Rouge Zip Code. Offer valid on June 9th only, and is not valid in combination with any other offer.
June 9 :: Join us at BREC’s Liberty Lagoon for the Friends & Family Luau! Individuals with disabilities and their family and friends are invited to attend. Each person is asked to bring a swimsuit and towel. Through a partnership with Families Helping Families of greater Baton Rouge, BREC is able to offer this program that includes swimming, music, snacks and fun! Each person must have a wristband to enter.
June 14 :: We are excited to now offer Storytime at Lulu & Bean! This is a great way for parents and littles to enjoy an outing that is child-focused and interactive in a safe, tranquil environment. We will sit together as a group with the story teller for 20-30 minutes of interactive reading.The books we choose to read will be best suited for babies and toddlers, up to age 3. Snacks will be served for all as well as coffee for parents! Each storytime session will be held at Lulu & Bean at 9:30 in the morning on the second Thursday of each month. Please share the news of this fun event with your friends!
June 16 :: Daddy and Me at Painting and Pinot is a class is made especially for our younger painters (ages 2-9). Parents will help children paint their masterpiece. A light snack will be provided.
June 16 :: Kids canvas class at Brushfire Art Studio, 11:00am-12:00pm, $15, choose from our gallery on our website. We presketch it and give you the steps on how to paint it. Parents are welcome to join.
June 16 :: Strong Warrior Yoga at the USS Kidd, 8:00-9:00am – free admission to a 60 minute basic yoga class focused on breathing, strengthening, stretching, and stability. Older children interested in Yoga are welcome.
June 16 :: Come celebrate YOUR community at the Baton Rouge Zoo! Visitors presenting a valid driver’s license with a household address that includes a Zachary zip code will be offered “buy one, get one” pricing on admission. The Zachary City Appreciation Day is one of four city appreciation days to be held within June. The offer to buy one regular price admission, get one of equal or lesser value free will be offered for all visitors presenting an official Louisiana driver’s license with a recognized Zachary zip code (70791). Offer valid on June 16 only, and is not valid in combination with any other offer.
June 16 :: At Dino Day at LASM, unearth dinosaurs and their prehistoric world through hands-on activities and a special line up of planetarium shows, including “The Land Before Time” at 2 PM. Don’t forget to visit the colossal fossil Jason–an authentic 65-million-year-old triceratops skull. Activities are included in general admission.
June 22 :: The Net Generation Youth Clinic will be held at Lamar Tennis Center-Paula Manship YMCA for beginner kids 12 and under to learn about tennis and so much more!
June 23 :: Come celebrate YOUR community at the Baton Rouge Zoo! Visitors presenting a valid driver’s license with a household address that includes a Central zip code will be offered “buy one, get one” pricing on admission. The Central City Appreciation Day is one of four city appreciation days to be held within June. The offer to buy one regular price admission, get one of equal or lesser value free will be offered for all visitors presenting an official Louisiana driver’s license with a recognized Central zip code (70818, 70739 and 70770). Offer valid June 23, 2018 only, and is not valid in combination with any other offer.
June 25-26 :: Anime Your Way is a comprehensive step-by-step drawing program developed over 10 years by Carlos Nieto III, a former artist on the animated sitcom The Simpsons. The program teaches the participant how to create and modify an anime character from scratch, no matter what their drawing level is! Using simple shapes and easy to understand instructions, teens will gain the knowledge and confidence to create their very own unique anime characters. Check the EBRL calendar for scheduled times at varying branches.
June 25-27 :: The Louisiana Sinfonietta is a small chamber orchestra which sends a few of its members to libraries every summer to perform short classical pieces for children ages 6-11. This summer, the program is called Classical Music Rocks and will present a musical story called Stone Soup! Kids also will learn about a variety of musical instruments. Registration is required for all. For more information and to register, call the Children’s Room at the Library location directly. Check the EBRL calendar for scheduled times at varying branches.
June 28 :: Calm Warrior Yoga at the USS Kidd, 6:00-7:00pm – free admission and open to the public. Developed (partnering with Team RWB) with the intention for Veterans, First Responders and their Supporters to be introduced to some basic yoga stretches and breath work. These yoga poses require no previous yoga experience so it’s perfect for beginners! A great way to unwind after a stressful day.
June 29 :: Join us for Lunch & Learn at Java Mama Cafe as we chat with Dr. Brynn Leroux of Associates in Pediatric Dentistry to learn all about tongue and lip tie revisions. If you have been wondering whether this condition may be affecting your child or have questions regarding the revision process, this Lunch & Learn is for you. Bring your kids to play while you learn with us!
June 30 :: Join us at Fellowship Church in Zachary for Hankies2Hope, a one day conference gathering mothers who have lost children as we learn, heal, and discover hope together. With Special Guest Speaker: Stacy Henagan from Keypoint Church in North West Arkansas.
June 30 :: Visit the Zoo for Red, White and Zoo to celebrate our red, white and blue animal friends. This special day will include Safari Amphitheatre programs, games and crafts featuring some of our red, white and blue Zoo animals. Regular Zoo admission applies.
June 30 :: Opening Celebration at Bayou Oaks 73, fun for the whole family! Come join us as we introduce our new businesses!
Weekly Activities for Baton Rouge Families
Tuesdays & Thursdays :: BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo invites you to visit this summer for Twilight Tours every Tuesday and Thursday evening this June and July. Take a twilight tram ride through the Zoo in the cool of the evening. Enjoy a narrated ride through the Zoo, an animal encounter at the Wildlife Safari Theatre and an evening snack. Register here.
Wednesdays :: Junior Tennis Open House Series at BREC’s Greenwood Park Tennis Center is designed for 6-17 year olds to come out and learn to play tennis.
Fridays :: We’re excited because it’s finally time for the FREE Movies on the Plaza Series to return! Everyone can come to the Main Library at Goodwood at 7:00pm every Friday in June. We’ll play a fun movie on the Outdoor Plaza that the whole family will enjoy. Feel free to bring your lawn chair or blanket to sit comfortably while you watch. We also will simulcast the film in the Large Meeting Room for those who prefer an air conditioned option. Local vendors and food trucks will be on site for the purchase of refreshments. Check the EBRL calendar for full schedule.
Saturdays :: Singing, dancing, sharing stories, and puppets – Miss Trudy’s Traveling Trunk Show at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum gets young children on their toes for a celebration of the art and science of the seasons.
Saturdays :: Bring your little ones to gather around our “camp fire” and learn about stars and constellation in the local nighttime sky during Planetarium Family Hour & Stargazing at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum. After this educator-led interactive sky presentation, sit back and enjoy a featured planetarium show.
Saturdays :: Red Stick Farmer’s Market, located in Downtown Baton Rouge, is an open-air, producer-only market, which ensures that all produce sold at the market is grown locally by each farmer. They have over 50 member farmers with a variety of locally grown products including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, seafood, artisan breads, homemade pies, honey, milk and cheese, native plants, herbs, and specialty food items.
All Summer, May-August :: KidsBowl Free ALL SUMMER at Premier Lanes 1:00pm-4:00pm daily. Register at WWW.KIDSBOWLFREE.COM/PREMIERLA