Baton Rouge Zoo
Hours of Operation
ADMISSIONS GATE OPEN 9:30 A.M. TO 4 P.M. DAILY
ZOO GROUNDS CLOSE AT 5 P.M.
The Zoo is open for extended weekend hours April through August, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m.
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The Zoo is a non-smoking facility.
Ages 1 and younger, free
Ages 2-12, $5.25
Adults and teens, $8.25
Visit the Zoo every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for $1.25 per person. Zoo grounds close at 5 p.m.
Visit the Zoo's website, www.brzoo.org.
ABOut Baton Rouge Zoo
Discover the animal kingdom at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, including elephants, giraffes, rhinos and alligators. Visitors can enjoy the new Realm of the Tiger, featuring Sumatran and Malayan tigers; Siamang gibbons; a Koi pond; and a walk-through Asian aviary, as well as the Safari Playground, the Otter Pond, our exhibit featuring a replicated fishing cabin with an underwater viewing of the otters, L'aquarium de Louisiane, Parrot Paradise and KidsZoo.
Adults and children can ride the Cypress Bayou Railroad on a scenic ride through the unique Louisiana habitat that surrounds the core zoo. The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a better future for all living things.
There are many exciting opportunities at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo for volunteers including special event volunteers, Wildlife on Wheels Zoomobile excursions, Welcome Ambassadorships, horticulture, public outreach and keeper assistants. Training programs are available. For more information, please contact the volunteer coordinator at 225-775-3877.