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Summer means family fun at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Frozen Safari and Twilight Tours, just two ways your Zoo is “staying cool”

June 27, 2012

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is full of events, camps and "cool" family fun this June.

Father's Day at the Zoo
On June 17, it's all about dad, so bring your father to the Zoo and spend the day with the WILD bunch. This day features dad & me themed amphitheatre programs, games and crafts. or 225.775.3877 for more information.

Frozen Safari
Visit the Zoo on June 23 as we keep it cool this summer. This special day will focus on animal enrichment and teach visitors what the Zoo does to promote animal wellness on a daily basis. Frozen treats will be available for visitors as well as animals! The first 100 people to the Zoo will receive a coupon for a free frozen treat at the Zoo's Cool Critter Café. Regular Zoo admission applies. or 225.775.3877 for more information.

Twilight Tours
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo invites you to visit this summer for Twilight Tours every Tuesday and Thursday evening this June and July. Take a twilight tram ride through the Zoo in the cool of the evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a guided ride through the Zoo, an animal encounter at the Wildlife Safari Theatre and an evening snack. The cost is $16 for adults and teens, $13 for children 2-12. There is limited space available, and pre-registration is required. to register.


Zoo Camp
What could be more fun during summer break than hanging out with the animals? Summer is a great time to visit the Zoo and learn what being a naturalist is all about. Ages and themes vary by week. Each week is different so children can enjoy multiple weeks at the Zoo! $100/child per week ($120 out-of-parish). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (early drop off at 7:30 a.m. and late pick up at 5:30 p.m. at no additional fee). Register at Sessions are filling up fast! Don't miss out!

Zoo & Me Mornings
Please note: Zoo & Me Mornings are suspended for the months of June and July due to Summer Zoo Camp. Please check back in August when we resume this family fun program! for cost, dates and themes.

Safari Night
Have you ever wondered what the Zoo is like at night? Safari Night programs show you night-life at the Zoo and are available for group reservations on Fridays and Saturdays, year-round. Your Safari Guide will lead your group on walking tours of the Zoo. Designed for your group of 15-30 people, you'll learn all about the Zoo's animals through hands-on activities and animal encounters. All participants receive a Safari Night T-shirt. Enjoy a continental breakfast and the experience of serving breakfast to a Zoo animal!  Cost: $28/person; minimum of 15 people. Pre-registration required. For more information please call 775-3877 or visit

Birthday Parties at the Zoo
Have your next birthday party at the Zoo! Your birthday package includes all day access to the Zoo, a private party room for one and a half hours, animal theme decorations, table wear, cake, ice cream, punch and a train ride. $125 for a party of 8. Party room holds approximately 30 people. Saturdays and Sundays only. Book your birthday party at today.


About the Zoo:
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is a place where people connect with animals, including elephants, giraffes, rhinos and alligators. The world-class Realm of the Tiger is now open featuring highly endangered tigers, Siamang gibbons and beautiful Asian birds. Visitors can enjoy the Flamingo Cove and Giants of the Islands, featuring the Zoo's Chilean flamingos and Galapagos and Aldabra tortoises, as well as the Safari Playground, the Otter Pond, our exhibit featuring a replicated fishing cabin with underwater viewing of the otters, L'aquarium de Louisiane, Parrot Paradise and KidsZoo. Adults and children can ride the Cypress Bayou Railroad on a scenic ride through the unique Louisiana habitat that surrounds the core Zoo. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a better future for all living things.

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Adults and Teens: $8.25
Seniors: $7.25
Children 2-12: $5.25
1 & under: FRE

Admissions open 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily
Zoo grounds close at 5 p.m.
Gate and grounds open 1 hour later on weekends April through August.

Fun Fact
Kookaburra young from the previous year help raise the brood from the current year.
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