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Birthday FAQ 



Q: How do I schedule a party?

A:  To schedule a party, call the Zoo Guest Services Department at 225-775-3877 option 3.


Q:  How early should I schedule a birthday party?

A:  Zooper birthday parties are very popular.  It is advisable to schedule your party as early as possible to reserve your preferred date and time.  You should schedule at least two-four weeks prior to your party.


Q:  When do I pay for my party?

A:  A $50.00 deposit is due at the time you book your party.  The balance is due on the day of your party in the party room.  The party hostess will calculate your bill at the end of your party.


Q:  Where do my guests go when they arrive at the Zoo?

A:  Your guests should check in at the main admissions gate.  They will be given wristbands and directions to the party room.  Your guests may enter the party room 5 minutes prior to your party start time.


Q:  Is the birthday child and his/her family included in the count?

A:  Yes, there is a party fee for each person attending the party.


Q:  Can we stay longer than 1 ½ hours at the zoo?

A:  Yes, you and your guests have all day access to the zoo; however, once you exit the party room, this would be a self-guided tour.


Q:  What happens if it is raining?

A:  The Zooper birthday parties are held rain or shine.  Please dress accordingly for the weather.  The party room is a climate controlled room.  You may be given a complimentary ticket for the train ride for a future visit if weather doesn't permit the train to run.


Q:  Can I bring a cake and/or food?

A:  No, Cake, ice cream and punch is provided as part of the party.  The Zoo can provide additional food, such as hamburgers, hotdogs, or sandwich trays for an additional fee.  Providing additional food will take a longer serving time and portions of the party may be shortened or eliminated to accommodate serving additional food.


Q:  Can I bring party favors?

A:  You may bring party favors.  Balloons and whistles are prohibited for the safety of our animals. 


Q:  Do I have to pay for my guests that are members of Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo?

A:  There is a party fee for everyone entering the party room.  The party fees are not a benefit of Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo.


Q:  Can I bring a piñata?

A:  We do not allow piñatas which must be broken with a stick.  Should you want to bring a pull string piñata, you must let your Guest Services representative know the week prior to your party.

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When inflated the Siamang throat sac is as large as a human head.
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