The Baton Rouge Zoo was opened in 1970 and ever since that time has provided the people of Louisiana's state capital with a family friendly area to see and learn about animals from around the world. The Zoo is a credit to the community and takes pride in providing rich and rewarding educational opportunities for its visitors while also running outreach programs to extend its reach beyond its own walls. It also runs conservation programs to help save endangered animals and reintroduce them to the wild.
Things to Do
- The Zoo & Me Morning takes place on the second Tuesday of every month. If you have a child between the age of three and five this is the perfect program for them. They can enjoy plenty of different activities with you including train rides, animal encounters, art projects and more!
- Kids are sure to love taking a ride on the scenic Cypress Bayou Railroad which takes its passengers on a short tour of the wetlands surrounding the Zoo. You can also enjoy the relaxing pace of a 25 minute narrated tram ride that is offered to take you around the interior of the Zoo!
Baton Rouge Zoo Insider Tips
- From April until August the Zoo is open for an extra hour every day closing its doors at 6 p.m.
- There is a special admission price offered every Wednesday. If you enter the park between 3 p.m and 4 p.m on that day each person in your group can get in for $1.25. You better get around the park quick though because it closes at 5 p.m!
- Stay up to date with all of the Zoo's upcoming events and programs with their events calendar.