We’re glad that plans are moving ahead for the Knock Knock Children’s Museum in Baton Rouge.

Many cities across American have museums geared especially for children, with interactive displays that appeal to a youngster’s desire for hands-on learning. The absence of such a museum in Baton Rouge has been a glaring one. We’re happy that supporters of the Knock-Knock children’s museum hope to break ground on the museum building next year. The planned museum will sit on a hill overlooking Baton Rouge’s City Park, officially known as City-Brooks Community Park.

A mix of public money and private donations is funding the planned construction of the museum building, but more money must be raised to pay for museum exhibits.

We hope that local residents and businesses are generous in helping to make the museum a reality. To contribute to the museum or get more information about its mission, visit the museum’s website, http://www.knockknockmuseum.org.

We believe such a museum can be a big plus for a community that wants to attract young families to live and work here, and a children’s museum also can be a nice draw for tourists.

We look forward to the day when the completed Knock Knock Museum opens.