Today's Hours 9:30am - 5:00pm

Party for the Planet

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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 better way to celebrate our Earth than honoring the magnificent creatures that inhabit our planet? More than 120 zoos and aquariums across North America are celebrating Earth Day with the 11th annual Party for the Planet. This is the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! 

Regular Zoo admission applies.

9:30am - 5pm (Grounds Close at 6pm)

Bistro for Your Cause

5412 Government Street

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A fun and delicious way to give back! Come enjoy a fantastic meal at Bistro Byronz Mid-City between 5-9pm and they will generously donate 20% of all food sales and 10% of all to-go food sales to Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo! Remember to say "Zoo" when you checkout!

Zoo & Me Morning - What's Bugging You?

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

What's Bugging You?

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.

$18 per session for one child with one parent/guardian

$12 for each additional person (adult or child)

Pre-registration required. 225.775.3877, option 2.

Zoo Day at Perkins Rowe

Perkins Rowe

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Shop til you drop at Perkins Rowe on May 12th and a portion of your purchases will be donated to Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo! You can find everything from a last minute Mother's Day gift to the perfect gift for your recent graduate!

List of participating stores coming soon!

Breakfast with the Animals

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Saturday, May 19, 2018

Exclusive to our Director's Circle and Safari Club Friends of the Zoo members!

Event is from 8am - 9:30am. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast before heading out to help feed some of your favorite animals. All Safari Club and Director’s Circle members will receive four complimentary tickets. Any additional tickets are $20 each and checks can be made payable to Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please call (225) 775-3877, extension 212.

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Baker City Appreciation Day

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Come celebrate YOUR community! Visitors presenting a valid driver's license with a household address that includes a Baker zip code will be offered "buy one, get one" pricing on admission.

The Baker City Appreciation Day is one of four city appreciation days to be held within June. Upcoming is the Zoo’s Baton Rouge City Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 9; Zachary City Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 16; and Central City Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 23.

The offer to buy one regular price admission, get one of equal or lesser value free will be offered for all visitors presenting an official Louisiana driver’s license with a recognized Baker zip code (70714 and 70704). Offer valid on June 2nd only, and is not valid in combination with any other offer.  

Baton Rouge City Appreciation Day

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Come celebrate YOUR community! Visitors presenting a valid driver's license with a household address that includes a Baton Rouge zip code will be offered "buy one, get one" pricing on admission.

The Baton Rouge City Appreciation Day is one of four city appreciation days to be held within June. Upcoming is the Zoo’s Zachary City Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 16 and Central City Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 23.

The offer to buy one regular price admission, get one of equal or lesser value free will be offered for all visitors presenting an official Louisiana driver’s license with a recognized Baton Rouge Zip Code. Offer valid on June 9th only, and is not valid in combination with any other offer.  

Bowling for Rhinos

Circle Bowl

Friday, June 15, 2018

On Friday, June 15th, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo’s American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) Chapter will host Bowling for Rhinos from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Circle Bowl at 8878 Florida Blvd.

All proceeds from the event benefit LEWA Wildlife Conservancy, International Rhino Foundation, and Action for Cheetahs in Kenya. Each entry is $20 and includes bowling fees and a free t-shirt. A silent auction will be included in this year’s event as well.

AAZK’s Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) is a bowl-a-thon style event that provides zoo keepers of the world an avenue to raise awareness and funds for rhino habitat and conservation. The fundraiser began on a small scale and is now the signature conservation effort for AAZK. Annually, BFR events raise over $300,000. This year’s goal is to reach $500,000 throughout North America. 

Interested parties should email: EPope@brec.org and RGuidry@brec.org

Zachary City Appreciation Day

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Come celebrate YOUR community! Visitors presenting a valid driver's license with a household address that includes a Zachary zip code will be offered "buy one, get one" pricing on admission.

The Zachary City Appreciation Day is one of four city appreciation days to be held within June. Upcoming is the Zoo’s Central City Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 23.

The offer to buy one regular price admission, get one of equal or lesser value free will be offered for all visitors presenting an official Louisiana driver’s license with a recognized Zachary zip code (70791). Offer valid on June 16 only, and is not valid in combination with any other offer. 

Barnes & Noble Book Fair Fundraiser

Barnes & Noble Citiplace

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Info coming soon! 

Central City Appreciation Day

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Come celebrate YOUR community! Visitors presenting a valid driver's license with a household address that includes a Central zip code will be offered "buy one, get one" pricing on admission.

The offer to buy one regular price admission, get one of equal or lesser value free will be offered for all visitors presenting an official Louisiana driver’s license with a recognized Central zip code (70818, 70739 and 70770). Offer valid June 23, 2018 only, and is not valid in combination with any other offer. 

Zoo & Me Morning - Tons of Turtles

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tons of Turtles

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.

$18 per session for one child with one parent/guardian

$12 for each additional person (adult or child)

Pre-registration required. 225.775.3877, option 2.

Zoo & Me Morning - Tails from the Zoo

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tails of the Zoo

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.

$18 per session for one child with one parent/guardian

$12 for each additional person (adult or child)

Pre-registration required. 225.775.3877, option 2.

Zoo & Me Morning - It's Raining Bats and Dogs

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

It's Raining Bats and Dogs

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.

$18 per session for one child with one parent/guardian

$12 for each additional person (adult or child)

Pre-registration required. 225.775.3877, option 2.

Zoo & Me Morning - Something's Fishy Around Here

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Something's Fishy Around Here

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.

$18 per session for one child with one parent/guardian

$12 for each additional person (adult or child)

Pre-registration required. 225.775.3877, option 2.

Zoo & Me Morning - Reindeer Games

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Reindeer Games

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.

$18 per session for one child with one parent/guardian

$12 for each additional person (adult or child)

Pre-registration required. 225.775.3877, option 2.