Louisiana Earth Day Celebration to Take Place at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

March 24 2017

The 27th Annual Louisiana Earth Day celebration will be hosted at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Louisiana Earth Day has joined forces with the Zoo’s “Party for the Planet,” event for a day filled with hands-on environmental activities and exhibits, conservation education, special zoo keeper chats, animal enrichments, entertainment, and fun for the entire family.

“Every day is Earth Day at the Zoo,” said Phil Frost, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Director. “We are thrilled to be uniting these flagship events for one major celebration of our planet.”

“We’re excited to partner with the Zoo and offer something new this year for our citizens,” Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said.  “It is going to be a great day for families to come out and enjoy.”  

Josetta LeBoeuf from Louisiana Earth Day commented, “Educating future generations about conservation and the environment drives us both. So the partnership truly makes sense.”

The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (admission gate closes 5p.m.). Regular Zoo admission fees apply - Adults $8.75, Seniors $7.75, Children (2-12) $5.75, Children (Under 2) no charge. A list of performances and exhibitors will be available in the near future at www.laearthday.org.

About Louisiana Earth Day
Twenty-seven years and counting! The Louisiana Earth Day festival continues its tradition of producing an annual festival that provides the latest environmental research and practical ways in which all citizens can work together to use less, recycle, and practice good stewardship of Earth’s resources all wrapped up in FUN!  Earth for Children, Earth Walk, Recycling, Wetlands, and more welcomes you at the Zoo!

About BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is a place where people connect with animals, including tigers, giraffes, rhinos and alligators. The world-class Realm of the Tiger, Flamingo Cove, Giants of the Islands, Safari Playground, L'aquarium de Louisiane, Parrot Paradise and KidsZoo exhibits offer fun and education for all ages. The Baton Rouge Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a distinction reserved for only the top 10% of zoos in the nation.