BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo - Come Travel Around the World with Us!
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Visit the Zoo in August for family fun! Don’t miss the WILDEST 5K in town and Zoo & Me Mornings are back!

August 09, 2012

Visit BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo in August for family fun and the seventh annual Zoo Zoom 5K.

Zoo Zoom 5K
Join Club South at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo for our seventh annual Zoo Zoom 5K on August 25 at 8:15 a.m. The Kids' ½ Mile Fun Run is at 7:45. Registration may be done by mail or on race day beginning at 6:30 a.m.  Whether you sprint like a cheetah or crawl like a tortoise, this race is for you! Prizes will be awarded to first male and female and in age group categories. A portion of your registration supports the Zoo's conservation programs for threatened and endangered animals. Visit for more information and to register.

Zoo & Me Mornings
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/child with one parent or guardian. $30/2 children with one parent or guardian. Pre-registration required. August theme: School of Fish. Visit our Zoo & Me Morning page for more information.

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 click here.

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. Click here to book your birthday party today.

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