|Event Start Date:||August 2, 2020|
|Event End Date:||August 2, 2020|
|Event Start Time:||10:00 AM|
|Event End Time:||4:00 PM|
|Event Location:||305 S River Rd|
2 days each year, the Baton Rouge community can tour the USS KIDD (DD-661) and the museum galleries at no charge. The USS KIDD, along with other downtown museums, opens its doors on the first Sunday of every month to allow visitors access at no cost. These free days include themed arts and crafts for children. From paper airplane contests, to making Mother’s Day cards or writing Christmas cards for military service members, young people of all ages and backgrounds come together with their families at the USS KIDD. Attendees can even find a new addition to their family via pet adoption during "Lucky & Scotty Day" (named for our WWII canine mascots). While making paper plate sharks during "Our Finned Friends", learning to be Jedi during "May the Fourth be with You", or having sword fights and learning to curtsey during "Pirates & Princesses," they all learn a little bit of history. #FreeFirstSunday runs from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please keep in mind that entry will end at 3:15 p.m. to ensure that patrons have enough time to see everything, so make sure to plan accordingly. In addition to free tours of the ship and museum, we will have arts and crafts and coloring stations inside the museum. We are also pleased to announce that we have again partnered with several local food trucks that will be parked out in front of the museum! Make sure to mark yourself as 'going' to this event to ensure you receive any updates to the event such as planned themes or notices about weather issues and don't forget to #ShareThisPost with your friends and family!