Zippity Zoo Fest

Join BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo as we celebrate our 53rd birthday at Zippity Zoo Fest on April 1st and 2nd! 

The whole family will enjoy our Annual spring festival complete with a live entertainment, edzoocation station, children’s village, animal enrichments, special character visits, free birthday cake and much more! 


Click HERE to get your tickets in advance. 




A Children’s Village will feature inflatables, food trucks and more for families to enjoy throughout their day at the Zoo.



Enjoy the talents of community groups from across the area. We will even have some characters stop by throughout the weekend some social media worthy photo opportunities! 


Ambassador Animal Presentations

You'll get to meet some of our education department's animal ambassadors and learn a little about each species from our Education Department. 


Keeper Chats & Animal Enrichments

Hear from our Zoo Keepers, ask questions and learn how we care for our animals daily.


Photo Contest Winners Gallery – Sponsored by The Advocate

Enjoy a display of the winners of our photo contest. The photo contest is 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.

Free Birthday Cake – Sponsored by Rouses Supermarkets

Free birthday cake will be provided, while supplies last, courtesy of Rouses’ Supermarkets.


Visit the Baton Rouge Chapter of American Association of Zoo Keeper (AAZK). This year, the AAZK is raising funds for conservation by accepting donations in exchange for face painting for zoo guests.