What’s new at the Baton Rouge Zoo | Events
Join us for ZooLights, a new holiday tradition in Baton Rouge. Beginning November 26, visitors will enjoy the lights and displays of all your favorite Zoo animals and holiday traditions. Walk through the Zoo and be amazed by larger than life light displays. Bring the whole family and get in the spirit of the season. Hot cocoa and other treats will be available to purchase. ZooLights will take place November 26 through December 23 (Thursday – Sunday) and December 27-30. Hours are 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for Adults/Teens, $4 for Seniors, $3 for Ages 2-12, and Ages 1 and under are free. Admission for Friends of the Zoo members is $3 per person. ZooLights is a separate admission from regular Zoo admission.
Fall Zoo Camp
What could be more fun during fall break than hanging out with the animals? Fall is a great time to visit the Zoo and learn what being a naturalist is all about. These young explorers will use their imaginations and learn skills to find animal homes, track animals and discover how plants and animals survive in the natural world. These age-appropriate, engaging, down-in-the-dirt activities provide a wonderful foundation for future learning and experience in the great outdoors. Register at 225.775.3877 Option 2.
November 22, 23 & 24
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fee is $35/day per child ($38 out-of-parish)
For your convenience: Early drop off 7:30am and late pick up until 5:30pm (No Additional Fee)
Zoo & Me Mornings
Held the second Tuesday of every month, this program 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. November’s theme is Guess Zoo’s Coming to Dinner. $18/child with one parent or guardian. $30/2 children with one parent or guardian. Pre-registration required. 225.775.3877
Have you ever wondered what the Zoo is like at night? Safari Night programs offer insight into the night-life of the Zoo. Bring your sleeping bag, lots of curiosity and discover the Zoo at night! Safari Nights are held every Friday and Saturday night. We can accommodate up to 30 persons. Please have at least two adults for every 10 children. Participants arrive at 6:30 p.m. Your Safari Guide will lead your group on walking tours of different parts of the Zoo. You'll learn all about the Zoo’s animals through hands-on activities and animal encounters. All participants receive a Safari Night T-shirt. Your adventure ends at 9:30 a.m. the next morning, after you enjoy a continental breakfast and the experience of serving breakfast to a Zoo animal! Cost: $420 for 1-15 people; over 15 is $28/person. Pre-registration required. For more information please call 775-3877 or visit brzoo.org.
Discover the animal kingdom at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, including elephants, giraffes, rhinos and alligators. Visitors can enjoy the new Flamingo Cove and Giants of the Islands, featuring the Zoo’s Chilean flamingos and Galapagos and Aldabra tortoises, as well as the Safari Playground, the Otter Pond, our exhibit featuring a replicated fishing cabin with underwater viewing of the otters, L'aquarium de Louisiane, Parrot Paradise and KidsZoo. Adults and children can ride the Cypress Bayou Railroad on a scenic ride through the unique Louisiana habitat that surrounds the core Zoo. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a better future for all living things.
For more information, visit www.brzoo.org
Adults and Teens: $7.00
Children 2-12: $4.00
1 & under: FREE
Admissions open 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Daily
Zoo grounds close at 5 p.m.