Special Events

Annual Photo Contest 2019

Sponsored by The Advocate Get your cameras ready! The Zoo’s annual Photo Contest begins on February 1st! CLICK HERE to upload your favorite Zoo photos to The Advocate’s website by March 20th!  CATEGORIES... Read More »

Members Night

Members Night at the Zoo Friday, March 15th  We'd like to thank all of our Friends of the Zoo members, and what better way than to invite them over for a night exclusive access to the Zoo! See... Read More »

Spring Green at The Zoo

Celebrate "Being Green" and learn how you can help wild animals and wild places at special amphitheater programs. Games and crafts will also be included for the kids.  March 16th, 9:30am - 4pm (Grounds Close at 5pm) Read More »

Zippity Zoo Fest

Come celebrate 49 WILD years of BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo at the Zoo's annual spring festival and birthday celebration!  THIS YEAR AT ZIPPITY: Children's Village Our Capital One Pavilion is transformed this weekend into a... Read More »

Party for the Planet

On Saturday, April 20, 2019, the Zoo will host "Party for the Planet" which is a day filled with conservation education, special zoo keeper chats, animal enrichments, entertainment, and fun for the entire family in honor of Earth Day Weekend.  What... Read More »

Breakfast With Animals

Exclusively for Safari Club and Director's Circle Members May 12th and May 19th from 8am - 9:30am Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo invites you to our annual Breakfast with the Animals, an exclusive invitation-only event for our Director'... Read More »

Mother’s Day at the Zoo

On Mother's Day 2018, take mom to see the animals! The first 100 mothers to arrive, will receive a free flower, courtesy of Billy Heromans. There will be keeper chats and shows in the education amphitheater throughout the day. Regular Admission... Read More »