March 25, 2013
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo will host Zippity Zoo Fest on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7. The Zoo opened Easter Sunday 1970, and this festival is an annual celebration, connecting people with animals.
"Zippity Zoo Fest is a festival unlike any other," said Zoo Director Phil Frost. "Our visitors can come palm to paw with a tiger. I love Zippity Zoo Fest because the Zoo is green, and the animals love the spring weather. It's a great opportunity for families to visit and see everything new at the Zoo."
Zippity Zoo Fest will feature keeper chats, face painting, Safari Snapshot photo booth and animal shows at the Wildlife Safari Amphitheater at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. A new addition this year is Expedition BREC, a family-style tour around the Zoo where participants can putt a golf ball, race through an inflatable obstacle course, look through a telescope and many other outdoor-style activities designed to experience everything our BREC facilities have to offer.
The EdZOOcation Station, located at the Zoo's amphitheatre, will allow kids to get up-close to some feathered, slimy, scaly and furry friends. Our Zoo Educators will be on-hand to answer all your animal questions.
Regular Zoo admission applies for Zippity Zoo Fest: $8.25 for adults and teens, $5.25 for children ages 2 to 12, $7.25 for senior citizens and children ages one and under are free. Zoo admission gates are open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m.
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 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.
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.
Gates and grounds open 1 hour later on weekends April through August