The animals would love to have you for dinner...or a company picnic, family reunion or your next crawfish boil.
Looking for a unique place to host your next employee luncheon, company picnic or group meeting? BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is the place for your event. The Zoo is open year-round and can cater to your daytime - and - nocturnal needs. Make your next event the main attraction at the Zoo. For menu suggestions or questions, contact the Guest Services Manager at the Zoo.
Touch of the Wild Catering Service
Exclusive catering is provided by our Touch of the Wild catering staff. Our staff is ready to serve you whether it be a picnic lunch or a seated dinner.
For picnics, daytime parties and meetings your guests will enjoy Baton Rouge Zoo at the special Group Rates.
Adults & Teens: $7.25
Senior Citizens (65 & over): $6.25
Ages 2-12: $4.25
Ages 1 & under: FREE
Pavilion & Picnic Grove
The beautiful Capital One Pavilion features an area for groups to meet under-roof in a private setting. The Pavilion can be set up to meet the needs of your event.
Capacity/Day Rental Fee
SEATING FOR 300: $125/hour or $350/day
+ $125/hour before & after regular Zoo hours
All-exclusive activities for your guests must take place in the Pavilion & Picnic Grove complex. Events that begin during the Zoo's regular hours may be extended until 10 p.m.
Additional seating is available on the lawn surrounding the Pavilion.
Need a creative space for a retreat or meeting? The spacious Education Building comes equipped with amenities including projector and laptop, tables, chairs and dry erase board.
Capacity/Day Rental Fee
Seating for 45: $75/hour or $150 per day
+ $75/hour after 5 p.m.
Treat yourself and your guests to a private, after-hours event. You may rent the entire Zoo - which includes all public areas*, plus the Capital One Pavilion & Picnic Grove complex. Available from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Number of Guests/Rental Fee
Up to 200: $1,000
201 & over: +$5/person
*As your guests make their way to the Pavilion for dinner, the Zoo staff will begin to block off access to the animal exhibits. The remainder of your event will take place in the Capital One Pavilion & Picnic Grove complex.
Cypress Bayou Railroad & White Tiger Tram Rentals
For added fun, your guests can take a scenic ride on the Cypress Bayou Railroad and see the bayou and beautiful woodlands on the outskirts of the Zoo. The White Tiger Tram provides a narrated tour to see some of the Zoo's most popular animals.
The Railroad is $2.00 per person per ride.
The Tram is $5.00 per person per ride.
The Railroad is available for $350. This includes tickets for the first 200 riders ($1.75 per rider for each additional ride).