Join BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo for Zippity Zoo Fest

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo.

Join BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo for Zippity Zoo Fest

Join BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo as we celebrate our 48th birthday with our Annual Zippity Zoo Fest April 7th and 8th! Regular Zoo admission applies, free for members. Hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Grounds close at 6 p.m.

This year’s event will feature the following::

Children’s Village

Our pavilion is transformed this weekend into a free Children’s Village with giant inflatables! Parents watching their children can also enjoy the adjacent Entertainment Stage and seating area under the pavilion. 

Entertainment Stage

Located next to our Children’s Village, enjoy the talents of groups from across the area, as well as local bands.

EdZooCation Station

Stop by the EdZooCation Station for fun and learning! At EdZooCation Station, adults and children alike will enjoy a variety of interactive games to help learn about animal facts, animal conservation and pollination. You’ll also get to meet some of our education department’s animal ambassadors!

Keeper Chats & Animal Enrichments

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, while you enjoy a piece of free Zoo birthday cake! 

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.

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 is open to photographers of all ages and experience levels.

AAZK Booth

Visit the Baton Rouge Chapter of American Association of Zoo Keeper (AAZK). Stop by to talk with our Zoo Keepers, learn about the amazing things they do for wild animals and take your chance at their ring toss game. $1 per try; all proceeds benefit AAZK philanthropy projects, continuing education and professional development.


With the support of our partner organizations around the city, the Zoo will be filled with various activity booths! 

Learn more about Zippity Zoo Fest HERE. 





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