October 09, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La.-BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo invites families to "fall" into fun this October. Lions, tigers and bears...and super heroes and princesses will be out and about for Boo at the Zoo, our community's favorite place to trick-or-treat. The Zoo also invites you to take advantage of cooler weather and attend Zoo & Me Morning, book a Safari Night or celebrate your birthday with the wild bunch.
Boo at the Zoo
The Zoo invites you to join us for Boo at the Zoo, the premier trick-or-treating destination. Wear your best costumes and visit the Zoo on October 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2012. Admission are open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Zoo grounds close at 5 p.m. Children can visit treat stations throughout the Zoo, make a memory at the Safari Snapshot photo booth and wander through the merry-not-scary Hay Maze. Regular Zoo admission applies. www.brzoo.org or 225.775.3877 for more information.
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. October 9 theme: "Tails" From the Zoo. Pre-registration required. www.brzoo.org
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: $30/person; minimum of 15 people. Pre-registration required. For more information visit www.brzoo.org.
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 225.775.3877 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.
Visit us at www.brzoo.org
Adults and Teens: $8.25
Children 2-12: $5.25
1 & under: FREE
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.