January 11, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La.-BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce an entire month of family fun. Take your best shot at our second photo contest, and bring a loved one to our Valentines extravanganza.
I Love My Zoo Day
Join the Zoo on Saturday, February 9 for a Valentine extravaganza. This action-packed day includes Safari Amphitheater programs featuring the sometimes-strange and amazing "birds and the bees" facts as they apply to our affectionate animals. Regular Zoo admission applies. www.brzoo.org for more information.
Baton Rouge Zoo Photo ContestThe Zoo and The Advocate are excited to announce our second photo contest. Let the Zoo be your inspiration; visit the Zoo this month to take photos or submit a photo you've taken at the Baton Rouge Zoo in the past year. All entries must be submitted electronically by visiting www.theadvocate.com/contests by March 29. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each category, and winning photos will be displayed at Zippity Zoo Fest, April 6 and 7. www.brzoo.org 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. February 12 theme: Carnivore Carnival. Pre-registration required. 225.775.3877
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 please call 775-3877 or visit 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 features 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.