When you think of a museum, the image that comes to mind is keeping your hands at your sides and looking at artifacts. That isn’t what the Knock Knock Children’s Museum is about. With a target audience of birth through third grade, we encourage kids to learn through play about a variety of topics using modern technology in combination with beloved stories---both old and new.

Fourteen years of research went into developing exhibits that involve learning through play before the museum opened in August of 2017. STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) has blossomed even...

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  • About the Author:

    Cate Heroman, a former teacher and state early childhood/elementary administrator, retired from Teaching Strategies in 2012. She’s the author of Making and Tinkering with STEM: Solving Design Challenges for Young Children, and volunteers as education chair and past board chair for the Knock Knock Children’s Museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.