June 2021

Summer is here and we're ready to get you outdoors enjoying the sunshine! Visit your favorite furry or feathered friends at the zoo, get active AND competitive with our athletics crew, or ride a wave at Liberty Lagoon! All this and more - this month at BREC!

Programs & Events

Check out some of our exciting upcoming events and programs. Click the event name to get more info.
For a full list, visit our events calendar.

Twilight Tours

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo invites you to visit this summer for Twilight Tours every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July from 6pm - 7:30pm. Take a twilight tram ride through the Zoo in the cool of the evening, enjoy a narrated ride through the Zoo, an animal encounter at the Wildlife Safari Theatre and an evening snack. Admission is $16 for adults/teens, and $13 for children ages 2-12.
Every Tuesday and Thursday in June & July
6-7:30 p.m.

DREAMNIGHT AT THE ZOO

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host virtual Dreamnight at the Zoo, presented by BASF, on Friday, June 4th from 6pm-7pm. More than 100 zoos world-wide host Dreamnight, which is a private, invitation-only event for children impacted by pediatric cancer and their families. The Baton Rouge Zoo is the first zoo in Louisiana to host this special event. The Zoo, along with its partners, is honored to host an event that enables these children & their families to experience an evening of pure fun at no cost, presenting a chance to escape their current struggles. Due to COVID-19 concerns, this year's event will be held virtually, but promises to be equally as fun as always!
June 4
6-7 p.m.

Guest Appreciation Days

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

As a thank you to our community for their continued support, Zoo visitors of all ages can enjoy "buy one, get one" pricing on admission. Our guests play a crucial role in maintaining BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo as the #1 year-round family attraction in Baton Rouge, and we are excited to celebrate! The offer to buy one regular price admission, get one of equal or lesser value free will be offered to all visitors on June 5 and 6 and is not valid in combination with any other offer.
June 5 and 6

Celebration of Fatherhood

Nairn Drive Park

Join BREC and FOAM (Fathers on a Mission) for a day of quality time for Fathers/Father Figures and their kids of all ages! There will be entertainment, food, arts & crafts, education and fun. This event is free and open to all fathers/father figures and their children.
June 12
noon-4 p.m.

Dog Day at the Swamp

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

With our Dog Days, 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. In order to help promote physical distancing, additional watering stations will be set up for our four-legged friends.
June 19
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunset Paddle

Milford Wampold Memorial Park

Join us as we paddle into the beautiful south Louisiana sunset. Enjoy the fading warm colors as we explore this time at sunset. This experience is perfect for youth and adults with little or abundant watercraft skills. Kayaks and canoes are available to rent, but these spots go quick so make sure to register in advance before the event is full.
June 16 + 30
7-8:30 p.m.

Nick Brossette High School Football 7V7 Tournament

Various Locations

Join BREC Athletics High School 7v7 tournament. BREC Athletics will offer a competitive 7v7 tournament for high school teams.
Double Elimination / Winner takes home cash prize
Registration Opens: May 1
June 26-27

Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag

Kathy Drive

BREC Athletics will offer its first ever CTF- Glow in the Dark event for kids ages 6-14. Create your own team and let’s have fun in the dark! Our mission is to ensure that each participant registered for our program has a safe, fun, and enriching experience with non-traditional sports. Minimum of 4 per group to participate. Please register as a team to participate in this activity. All paperwork and waivers will need to be emailed to athletics@brec.org. Registration: June 1-15
June 26

Beginner Adult Tennis Instruction

Highland Road Community Park Tennis Center

This four-week program for beginners introduces and reinforces fundamental tennis techniques. Walk-ins accepted.
June 1-22 / Tuesdays / 6-7 p.m.
June 6-27 / Thursdays / 6-7 p.m.

Early Bird Extended Hours

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Join us for extended morning hours on the first Saturday of every month to check out the feathered friends that call Bluebonnet Swamp home. Due to current protocols, a guide is not provided for this program, but you are welcome to come enjoy the trails on your own before our normal operating hours begin.
June 5
7-9 a.m.

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