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Nature Events

May
24
2019
Astronomy Lecture Series

For over 20 years, this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Jun
1
2019
Guest Appreciation Days

We are celebrating our community by offering "Buy One, Get One" pricing on admission in the month of June.

Jun
6
2019
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Ages: 12+ to paddle alone

Jun
20
2019
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Ages: 12+ to paddle alone

Jun
22
2019
Dog Day at the Swamp

BSNC drops its “No Pets” policy and opens its doors and trails to pets once per season! All leashed pets are welcome, but vaccinations should be current.

Jun
22
2019
ARRL Field Day

The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club returns to teach you the joys and importance of ham radio in communication and emergency situations, how to send your name in Morse code, and how to obtain your own transmitting license in this great hobby that is over 100 years old!

Ages: 8+

Jun
29
2019
Red, White and Zoo Day

Visit the Zoo and celebrate our red, white and blue animal friends.

Jun
29
2019
Asteroid Day

The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society brought this event to Baton Rouge for the first time last year. Heartened by the response received by patrons interested in impact consequences and prepping for (but hopefully averting) such an emergency, it returns with more demonstrations and delights.

Ages: 8+

Jul
5
2019
The Edge of Night Summer Session

It’s not light, it’s not dark. It’s that special time called twilight, and HRPO wants to introduce you to it!

Jul
18
2019
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Ages: 12+ to paddle alone

Jul
20
2019
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Party

As our country prepares to return Americans to the Moon—and then on to Mars—we celebrate the climax of the program that crossed a threshold for mankind.

Aug
8
2019
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Ages: 12+ to paddle alone

Aug
9
2019
Swamp Flashlight Night

Take an evening stroll through Bluebonnet Swamp once per season during our Swamp Flashlight Nights!

Aug
12
2019
Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseids are one of the major meteor showers of the year. Come join us and see if we can catch some “earthgrazers!” It is important that visitors come inside the building to receive instructions before setting up any chairs or blankets.

Aug
13
2019
Zoo & Me Morning

Exciting activities including a train ride, animal encounters, art projects, "Zooper" snacks and many other hands-on projects that you and your child can enjoy together.

Registration Deadline: 08/12/2019

Ages: 3-5

Aug
17
2019
Duck Duck Goose Day

Fly over to Bluebonnet Swamp for some end-of-summer family fun.

Ages: All ages

Aug
22
2019
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Ages: 12+ to paddle alone

Aug
24
2019
Zoo Run Run

Run like a cheetah to our annual Zoo Run Run 5K and ½ Mile Kids' Fun Run!

Sep
5
2019
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Ages: 12+ to paddle alone

Sep
19
2019
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Ages: 12+ to paddle alone

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