Happy New Year! Make a resolution to check out our fun January activities with family and friends. We have gathered our favorite family-friendly events in and around Baton Rouge this month and featured them here in the monthly guide.
Red Stick Moms Need to Know :: Baton Rouge Activities in January 2018
January 2 :: Where is Thor’s Hammer? Make one of your own during Thor Hammer Make and Take at Zachary Library! We’ll provide the supplies for you to decorate and make your own paper Thor Hammer. Ages 6-11 No registration required. While supplies last.
January 3-4 :: Join us for Lego Mindstorms at the River Center Branch Library during the last days of your winter break holiday to build and program a lego robot!
January 4 :: BREC Art presents The Striped Alligator. Stop by the Swamp to create a fabric collage of native Louisiana animals while learning the process of fiber art creation.
January 5 :: Don’t miss LSU Gymnastics vs. Arkansas at the PMAC!
January 6 :: FrogWatch USA is hosted by BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo and is a form of “citizen science” that allows everyday people to get involved with conservation efforts by learning more about what’s in their backyards!
January 6 :: Whether you’re young or young at heart, get creative the first Saturday of every month at our Hands-On Happenings workshops. On January 6, create a one-of-a-kind dream catcher inspired by the textiles featured in The Red That Colored the World.
January 7 :: Do you have a New Year’s resolution to explore more or save money? You’ve come to the right place – First Sunday at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum! Enter an Ancient Egyptian tomb, be inspired by world-class art, and discover your place in the Universe. Free admission to the galleries and $6 reduced admission to planetarium shows make this a fun and unique day out for all ages.
January 9 :: Zoo & Me Morning, held the second Tuesday of every month, is designed for 3- to 5-year-old children accompanied by a parent or guardian. Programs are 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and will incorporate many exciting activities including a train ride, animal encounters, art projects, “Zooper” snacks and many other hands-on projects that you and your child can enjoy together. Pre-registration required. 225.775.3877, option 2.
January 10 :: As the New Year reigns the Junior League of Baton Rouge is looking for prospective members to join our team. Are you looking to volunteer? Are you looking to diversify their network? Consider joining the Junior League this year. For more information, join us at The Pelican House on Wednesday, January 10 from 6:00-8:00pm.
January 12 :: Childsplay Theatre presents: Go, Dog. Go! at Manship Theatre. Go, Dog. Go! brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party.
January 12 :: Catch Make it a Movie Night: Frozen at BREC’s Independence Park Theatre. Enjoy comfortable indoor seating during our monthly free film series. Concessions are available for purchase. No outside food or drinks please.
January 14 :: FrogWatch USA is hosted by BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo and is a form of “citizen science” that allows everyday people to get involved with conservation efforts by learning more about what’s in their backyards!
January 15 :: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade includes representatives from Baton Rouge’s varied faith community, civic and community entities and governmental leader The program will culminate with a march for peace from Mt. Zion First Baptist Church to the Baton Rouge River Center.
January 16 :: Celebrate Dragon Appreciation Day at the River Center Branch Library and watch the movie Pete’s Dragon.
January 19 :: Don’t miss LSU Gymnastics vs. Alabama at the PMAC!
January 20 :: Feeling creative? Come join us for our annual Scrapbooking Day and Night on Saturday, January 20, in the St. Theresa Middle Gym.
January 23 :: Shopkins Live! is finally here! The #1 kids toy in North America is live and on stage at the Raising Cane’s River Center.
January 26 :: Java Mama is excited to introduce our “Lunch and Learn” Series. “Lunch and Learn” is a series that will be hosted by a medical or health professional that will lead a discussion on mental, physical, or dietary health for adults and/or children. This month’s complimentary series is hosted by Bedtime Bliss Sleep Consulting, an infant and toddler sleep consultant. Join us to learn about infant and toddler sleep and ask all your sleep related questions to get your little one sleeping well again!
January 26 :: Grab a blanket or lawn chair and join BREC for Movie in the Park: Sing at Mayfair Park. Enjoy free popcorn and punch. The movie will be moved inside the gym in the event of inclement weather. All movies begin at dusk Movie titles subject to change.
January 27 :: Join us at the Main Library for A Wild Thing Rumpus! as we read Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. After the story, we will make our own tie-on Wild Thing feet and have a Wild Rumpus! As a finale, we will watch The Maurice Sendak Library, featuring classics such as Chicken Soup with Rice and Alligators All Around. All children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and limited to 8 children.
January 28 :: The semi-annual Baton Rouge Bridal Show will include bride and groom fashions, DJs, wedding coordination, catering, cakes. florists, bridal makeup, ceremonial music, door prizes, and much more! Purchase tickets here. You may also purchase tickets at the door for $15, cash only!
January 28 :: Check out the CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts Parade downtown and enjoy a day full of shopping, food, costume/float contest and more!
Weekly Activities for Baton Rouge Families
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 :: 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.