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Events

Nov
11
2017
Veteran's Day at the Zoo

Join us as we recognize and honor both those actively serving and those who have served in the armed forces. Military veterans and active military will receive complimentary admission for themselves and up to five guests when presenting a valid military ID.

Nov
11
2017
Campout 2.0 - Away from Home

Campout 2.0 is for those families who love the outdoors and want to take their adventures away from home. During this fun excursion, BREC staff will accompany families that have minimal experience camping together.

Nov
17
2017
Flashlight Night at the Swamp

We welcome you to enjoy the Swamp at night by visiting us during our Swamp Flashlight Nights! Staff will be facilitating live animal encounters and running special nature films. Enjoy a leisurely night hike with your family and friends

Nov
17
2017
Legend of Papa Noel/Gingerbread House Decorating

Enjoy an evening of fun starting with Papa Noel’s grand entrance! Listen to him read The Legend of Papa Noel: A Cajun Christmas Story, decorate a gingerbread house and more activities in preparation for the holiday season!

Nov
18
2017
Swamp Art Show Field Day

Those interested in working on entry pieces for upcoming the Swamp Art Show Series can visit the Swamp on this day for inspiration. Whether your gear includes canvases or cameras, come out and enjoy this paint-out and field-shoot day.

Nov
18
2017
Great Family Campout

Grab a tent and enjoy an evening being active with other families, make a s’more, sleep under the stars and wake up refreshed in a BREC park!

Nov
21
2017
Movie in the Park: Free Birds

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and join BREC for a family movie (Rated PG and below) under the stars. Enjoy free popcorn and punch. The movie will be moved inside the gym in the event of inclement weather. All movies begin at dusk.

Nov
24
2017
Zoo Lights

See an elephant, penguin and rhino...in lights! With thousands of lights, animated sculptures and refreshments, this event is fun for the entire family and sure to become a holiday tradition

Nov
25
2017
Zoo Lights

See an elephant, penguin and rhino...in lights! With thousands of lights, animated sculptures and refreshments, this event is fun for the entire family and sure to become a holiday tradition

Nov
26
2017
Zoo Lights

See an elephant, penguin and rhino...in lights! With thousands of lights, animated sculptures and refreshments, this event is fun for the entire family and sure to become a holiday tradition

Nov
27
2017
Zoo Lights

See an elephant, penguin and rhino...in lights! With thousands of lights, animated sculptures and refreshments, this event is fun for the entire family and sure to become a holiday tradition

Nov
28
2017
Zoo Lights

See an elephant, penguin and rhino...in lights! With thousands of lights, animated sculptures and refreshments, this event is fun for the entire family and sure to become a holiday tradition

Nov
29
2017
Zoo Lights

See an elephant, penguin and rhino...in lights! With thousands of lights, animated sculptures and refreshments, this event is fun for the entire family and sure to become a holiday tradition

Nov
30
2017
Zoo Lights

See an elephant, penguin and rhino...in lights! With thousands of lights, animated sculptures and refreshments, this event is fun for the entire family and sure to become a holiday tradition

Dec
1
2017
Zoo Lights

See an elephant, penguin and rhino...in lights! With thousands of lights, animated sculptures and refreshments, this event is fun for the entire family and sure to become a holiday tradition

Dec
1
2017
Reindeer Ride

Welcome the holiday season with a unique nighttime family bike ride up the levy from Farr Park to downtown Baton Rouge to be a part of Baton Rouge’s Downtown Christmas Lighting Celebration.

Ages: 8+

Dec
2
2017
Zoo Lights

See an elephant, penguin and rhino...in lights! With thousands of lights, animated sculptures and refreshments, this event is fun for the entire family and sure to become a holiday tradition

Dec
3
2017
Baton Rouge Bicentennial Sundays

In celebration of Baton Rouge’s 200th anniversary, free guided tours will be offered on the first Sunday of each month in 2017. Special programs of traditional crafts, informative lectures, and family activities are planned for each “First Free Sunday.”

Dec
3
2017
Zoo Lights

See an elephant, penguin and rhino...in lights! With thousands of lights, animated sculptures and refreshments, this event is fun for the entire family and sure to become a holiday tradition

Dec
4
2017
Zoo Lights

See an elephant, penguin and rhino...in lights! With thousands of lights, animated sculptures and refreshments, this event is fun for the entire family and sure to become a holiday tradition

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