Boo at the Zoo

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Zoo invites participants to Boo at the Zoo, a merry-not-scary trick-or-treating extravaganza. Participants should wear their best costumes and visit treat stations throughout the Zoo, take a ride on the Spooky Train Ride or wander through the merry-not-scary Hay Maze and Enchanted Swamp. Regular Zoo admission applies. Admission gates open 9:30am - 4:00pm. Grounds close at 5pm.

THIS YEAR AT BOO AT THE ZOO:

Enchanted Swamp

Formerly known as the Boo Den, the Enchanted Swamp is a new attraction to Boo at the Zoo. Located throughout our Otter Cabin and adjacent boardwalks, guests can let their imaginations run wild as they take in the magically decorated scenery.

Hay Maze

Wander through our merry, not scary hay maze! $1 per person, and proceeds benefit your Zoo! Presented by McDonald's.

Spooky Train Ride

Our Cypress Bayou Railroad is a true Zoo favorite, especially during Boo at the Zoo. Hop the train and travel through Cypress Bayou while spotting some classic Halloween characters along the way. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled around Boudreaux’s Bait Shop! 

EdZooCation Station

Our Wildlife Safari Amphitheatre is transformed for this event into a hands-on animal extravaganza! Don't miss our shows at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Between shows we'll have our volunteers and Zoo Educators available for games and more.

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Veteran's Day at the Zoo

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Join us as we recognize and honor both those actively serving and those who have served in the armed forces, as well as a special bald eagle chat.

Military veterans and active military: Complimentary admission for you and up to five guests when presenting a valid military ID on 11/11.

Non-military: Regular zoo admission applies

Zoo & Me Morning

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fowl Ball

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.

ZooLights

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

Friday, November 24, 2017 - Saturday, December 30, 2017

Join us for ZooLights, a new holiday tradition in Baton Rouge.

Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Admissions gates open 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Zoo grounds close at 9 p.m.

Admission:

Adults/Teens: $5
Seniors: $4
Ages 2-12: $3
Friends of the Zoo Members: $3 per person​

ZOOLIGHTS IS:

A mile-long trail through the Zoo
More than 50 illuminated display sculptures of animals and traditional holiday displays
A festive family activity, adding to the quality of life for residents throughout the region
The beginning of a new tradition

This year at ZooLights:

LIGHTED DISPLAYS WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

ILLUMINATED SCULPTURES: Visitors will find illuminated sculptures representing animals and traditional symbols of the holidays.

GIANT SPECTACULARS: Larger-than-life displays capture the imagination of children of all ages. These displays may include: Flamingos, Giraffes, Lions, Tigers, Gorillas, Rhinos, Elephants, Alligators, Giant Santa, Giant Snowmen, Holiday Trains, Santa in Sleigh pulled by Giant Reindeer and Toy Soldiers. Displays can be up to 30 ft. tall!

ANIMATED SPECTACULARS: Animated displays add additional entertainment value to our event. The use of high-wattage, computer-controlled displays will provide exciting animation to displays.

VISITOR AMENITIES: Safari Photo Booth Seasonal Specials from the Flamingo Cafe Safari Post Gift Shop

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, November 24, 2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Zoo & Me Morning

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

All Wrapped Up

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.

Spring Zoo Camp Registration Begins

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Summer Zoo Camp Registration Begins (EBR Parish)

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Summer Zoo Camp Registration Begins (Out of Parish)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018