BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo - Come Travel Around the World with Us!

Membership...the best family value in town!

Join Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo and enjoy free admission for an entire year! Membership is your year-long pass to adventure - enjoy special benefits, members' only events, newsletters and exhibit sneak peeks.

All levels of membership enjoy the following benefits for an entire year:

• FREE Zoo admission for one year
• 15% discount at Safari Post gift shop
• FREE or discounted admission to 150 zoos and/or aquariums
Wild Times members' newsletter
• Collectible Zoo magnet
• Z-mail, the Zoo's electronic newsletter
• TWO membership cards

Purchase a Membership

Joining Friends of the Zoo for the first time? Click here to begin your membership application.

Already a Friends of the Zoo member? Click here to renew your membership for another year.

Zoo memberships make great holiday gifts! Click here to begin your gift membership.




Individual - $35
One adult named on the card.

Individual + 3 - $65
One adult named on the card plus 3 guests* per visit.

Household - $55
Maximum of 2 adults named on card living at the same address and their unmarried, dependent children ages 17 or under OR grandchildren ages 17 or under.

Honorary Keeper - $79
Same as Household plus 4 guests per visit.

Same as Honorary Keeper plus
4 one-time-use train tickets
    • Annual listing in newsletter and on Patron Board
    • Invitation plus 4 complimentary tickets to Breakfast with the Animals

Director's Circle - $260
Same as Safari Club plus
    • 8 one-time-use train tickets
    • Invitation to participate in an exclusive Director's Circle Animal Enrichment Encounter

Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.


Do you love Zoos? More than 150 zoos and aquariums will provide FREE or discounted admission with your membership card. What a deal!

Click here for an updated list of participating Zoos and Aquariums.




Give the gift of membership - a year-long pass to adventure. A gift membership to Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo for a family member or friend is a great treat for birthdays, Christmas or to say "thank you." Click here to begin your gift membership.


Your support of Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo could be doubled if your employer offers a matching gift program. Many employers will match your charitable contribution portion of your Zoo membership fee. The process is quick and simple. Please complete your employer's matching gift form and mail it to the Membership Department. We will take care of the rest!

Mail to:
Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo
Attn: Membership Department Matching Gifts
P.O. Box 60
Baker, LA 70704 

Fun Fact
Elk are considered the noisiest species of deer.
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