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Zippity Zoo Fest 2014 

Zippity Zoo Fest 2014

Annual Spring Festival at the Baton Rouge Zoo
Saturday, April 5 & Sunday, April 6

Zoo admission open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m.
Regular Zoo Admission applies


This year at Zippity:

Photo Contest Winners Gallery - 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 free Children's Village with inflatables and children's crafts.

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, sponsored by Celebration Station, 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.

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.

Entertainment Stage - Sponsored by Coca-Cola and AmeriHealth Caritas of Louisiana, enjoy the talents of groups from across the area, as well as local bands.

Saturday

11:00 to 11:45 a.m. - Dorthy and the Shaky Egg Band
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. - Grace UMC Jiu Jitsu
1:00 to 1:30 p.m. - Decoe's Junior All Star Team
1:30 to 2:00 p.m. - Decoe's Senior All Star Team
2:00 to 2:30 p.m. - Rae and The Line Band
2:30 to 3:00 p.m. - Leaps and Bounds
3:00 to 6:00 p.m. - Rockin' Rouge Band

Sunday

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. - Dorothy and the Shaky Egg Band
11:30 to 12:30 p.m. - Chris Bradford Band
12:30 to 1:00 p.m. - Baton Rouge Kids' Orchestra
1:00 to 1:30 p.m. - Odyssey Academy of Dance
1:30 to 2:00 p.m. - Kris Cangelosi Dance Group
2:00 to 2:30 p.m. - Greater Baton Rouge Children's Choir
2:30 to 3:00 p.m. - BRCVPA Choir, Dance and Instrumental Music Groups
3:00 to 6:00 p.m. - Karmic Souls Band

Keeper Chats - Hear from our Zoo Keepers, ask questions and learn how we care for our animals daily. At select chats, watch our animals enjoy a special Zoo birthday treat!

Saturday

10:30 a.m. - Giraffe Enrichment
10:45 a.m. - Siamang Enrichment
11:00 a.m. - Otter Chat
11:30 a.m. - Wildlife Show at the Safari Theatre
12:00 p.m. - Horticulture Chat
1:00 p.m. - Maned Wolf Enrichment
1:30 p.m. - Wildlife Show at the Safari Theatre
1:45 p.m. - Bat Feeding and Chat
2:15 p.m. - Rhino Enrichment
2:30 p.m. - Giraffe Chat
3:00 p.m. - Otter Chat
3:30 p.m. - Wildlife Show at the Safari Theatre
4:30 p.m. - Running of the Ducks at Kids' Zoo

Sunday

10:30 a.m. - Giraffe Chat
11:00 a.m. - Otter Chat
11:30 a.m. - Wildlife Show at the Safari Theatre
11:30 a.m. - Macaques Enrichment
12:00 p.m. - Horticulture Chat
1:00 p.m. - Bear Enrichment
1:30 p.m. - Wildlife Show at the Safari Theatre
2:30 p.m. - Giraffe Chat
2:45 p.m. - Spot Nose Guenon Enrichment
3:00 p.m. - Otter Chat
3:30 p.m. - Wildlife Show at the Safari Theatre
4:30 p.m. - Running of the Ducks at Kids' Zoo

Lagniappe -

  • Don't miss a ride on they Cypress Bayou Railroad. Rides depart the depot every 15 minutes.
  • Joining us for activities throughout Zippity will be Lemonade Day, BREC Extreme Sports, Highland Road Observatory, USS Kidd, Magnolia Mound, Baton Rouge Gallery, Farr Park, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Smokehouse, East Baton Rouge Parish Library System, Wood Carving, Bluebonnet Swamp, West Baton Rouge Museum, Celebration Station, BREC Golf, Louisiana Native Plant Society, Independance Theatre, Wings of Hope, CAAWS, Celebration Station and BREC Recreation
Fun Fact
The average Ostrich egg weighs 3 lbs.
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