Join BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo for two days of family fun at Zippity Zoo Fest! A spring tradition at the Zoo, this festival celebrates the Zoo’s opening 50th years ago and the beginning of beautiful Louisiana spring weather. This event showcases the Zoo’s mission of excellence in customer service, education and conservation. Some of the weekend’s events include:
Our Capital One Pavilion is transformed this weekend into a free Children's Village with giant inflatables! Parents watching their children can also enjoy the adjacent Entertainment Stage and seating area under the pavilion.
Located next to our Children's Village, enjoy the talents of groups from across the area, as well as local bands.
Stop by the EdZooCation Station for fun and learning! At EdZooCation Station, adults and children alike will enjoy a variety of interactive games to help learn about animal facts, animal conservation and pollination. You'll also get to meet some of our education department's animal ambassadors!
Keeper Chats & Animal Enrichments
Hear from our Zoo Keepers, ask questions and learn how we care for our animals daily. At select chats, watch our animals enjoy a special Zoo birthday treat, while you enjoy a piece of free Zoo birthday cake!
What could be more fun than spending the day with tigers, bears and flamingos? Having one painted on your face! Visit our face painting station to experience the Zoo in style. $1 per face painting.
Photo Contest Winners Gallery
Visit our education building (located toward the back of the Zoo, next to the Galapagos Tortoise/Flamingo Exhibit) to see the WINNERS of our photo contest. The photo contest is open to photographers of all ages and experience levels. Winners will be announced at Zippity Zoo Fest, and their printed photos will be on exhibit, gallery-style, throughout the 2-day event. We will also electronically display all photo submissions.