Zippity Zoo Fest 2013
Annual Spring Festival at the Baton Rouge Zoo
Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April 7
Zoo admissions open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m.
Regular Zoo Admission applies.
This year at Zippity:
Continuing this year! Photo Contest - Visit our education building (located toward the back of the Zoo next to the Galapagos Tortoise/Flamingo Exhibit) to see the WINNERS of our photo contest. Sponsored by The Advocate, the photo contest was open to photographers of all ages and experience levels. Winners will be announced at Zippity Zoo Fest, and their printed photos will be on exhibit, gallery-style, throughout the 2-day event. We will also electronically display all photo submissions.
Children's Village - For this special event, we transform our Capital One Pavilion into a Children's Village with a giant inflatable obstacle course. Come learn about Expedition BREC and see a special art display of recycled materials from Glasgow Middle School.
New this year! Expedition BREC - Learn about special BREC recreational activities for your family to enjoy together throughout the year. Get your Expedition BREC passport at the Children's Village to kick off a year-long outdoor adventure with your family.
Face Painting - What could be more fun than spending the day with tigers, bears and flamingos? Having one painted on your face! Visit our face painting and temporary tattoo station to experience the Zoo in style. $1 per face painting/tattoo.
Safari Snapshot Photo Booth - Say cheese! Visit the photo booth, strike multiple poses and enjoy a beautiful, full color photo. It's the perfect memento of your day at Zippity Zoo Fest. $5 per photo; includes 4 poses.
AAZK Booth - Visit the Baton Rouge Chapter of American Association of Zoo Keeper (AAZK). This year at Zippity, AAZK is raising money for Bowling For Rhinos, their national philanthropy. Stop by to talk with our Zoo Keepers, learn about the amazing things they do for rhinos and take your chance at their ring toss game. $1 per try; all proceeds benefit AAZK philanthropy projects, continuing education and professional development.
- Don't miss a ride on they Cypress Bayou Railroad. Rides depart the depot every 30 minutes.
- The West Baton Rouge Museum will have a special guest located in the KidsZoo Barn with exciting demonstrations and hands-on activities for visitors.
- The Baker Fire Department will have their smokehouse at the Zoo. Take a tour!
- Keeper chats will take place throughout the Zoo all day Saturday and Sunday. Hear from our Zoo Keepers, ask questions and learn how we care for our animals with daily enrichment activities.
Thank you to our wonderful event sponsors:
The Advocate, Baton Rouge Parents Magazine, Clear Channel Communications - , 102.5 FM WFMF, 101.5 FM WYNK, 96.5 FM The River, WAFB TV Channel 9