BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo Hosts 21st Annual Boo at the Zoo 2017

September 20 2017

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its 21st annual in-house Boo at the Zoo on October 21, 22, 28 and 29. This merry, not scary trick-or-treat extravaganza began in 1996 with just under 3,900 visitors and has grown to become Baton Rouge’s largest trick-or-treat event, and is expected to draw more than 25,000 visitors from across the metro region in 2017.

“What could be more fun than trick-or-treating with the animals?” said Phil Frost, Zoo Director.  “Boo at the Zoo is a wonderful way for families across the region to enjoy safe trick-or-treating while experiencing all the wonders that wildlife and nature have to offer.”

Aside from the more than twenty trick-or-treat stations, activities will include a Halloween Hay Maze, Ed-Zoo-Cation Station, Spooky Train Ride and Enchanted Swamp Tour. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Zoo’s Flamingo Café, All Star Catering, and Sno-Mobile of LA.  All children in attendance will receive a free trick-or-treat bag.  

Admission gates will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Zoo grounds close at 5 p.m.  Regular Zoo admission applies. For more information on Boo at the Zoo 2017, please visit or call (225) 775-3877.