BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo - Come Travel Around the World with Us!
Fees & Hours 

Fees and HoursRegular Hours
Admissions gate open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily
Zoo grounds close at 5 p.m.

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is open every day of the year except for New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Extended Summer Weekend HoursDue to daylight savings time and the extra hours of sunshine, the Zoo is open later during summer weekends! During April through August, the admission gate is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m.

The Zoo is a non-smoking facility.


Adults/Teens: $8.25
Seniors: $7.25
Children ages 2-12: $5.25
Children 1 & under: Free

Because the Zoo remains open during inclement weather, the Zoo offers no refunds or rainchecks.

Group Rates

Adults/Teens: $7.25
Seniors: $6.25
Children ages 2-12: $4.25
Children 1 & under: Free

To qualify for Group Rates

  • Minimum of 15 paying individuals
  • All fees collected in advance and presented at the Admission Gate as one single payment
  • Reservation made 14 days in advance preferred
  • Chaperone requirements: 1 adult per 10 children

Because the Zoo remains open during inclement weather, the Zoo offers no refunds or rainchecks.

School Rates
See our school group information at our Field Trip Page.


Join Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo and visit all year for free! Your annual membership benefits include our reciprocal program where you may visit more than 150 zoos and aquariums in the U.S. for free or discounted admission with your Friends of the Zoo membership.

Wednesday Special

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.

General Policies

For the safety and comfort of the animals, and for everyone's enjoyment, please observe the following rules:

  • Please keep our animals healthy, and do not feed them. All animals are on carefully controlled, nutritionally balanced diets. Public feeding undermines our efforts to keep them healthy.
  • Pets, bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards and skates are prohibited.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Please protect Zoo plants by not picking the flowers or leaves.
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult chaperone at all times.

Stroller/Wheelchair Rental
Strollers and wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis. No advance reservations are accepted. A driver's license is required in order to rent a stroller.

Rental Prices:
Single Stroller $7
Double Stroller $9
Wheelchair $7
Electronic Conveyance Vehicle $20


Train Rides

A visit to the Zoo is not complete without a ride on the scenic Cypress Bayou Railroad.  This adventure takes guests into the beautiful wetlands surrounding the Zoo perimeter.  The train runs daily beginning at 10 a.m. with continuous runs every half hour, weather permitting.

Train tickets are $2.00 per person (ages 1 and under are free)

Tram Rides
Take a ride on the White Tiger Tram. Enjoy a leisurely 25-minute, narrated sidewalk ride throughout your Zoo.

Available by reservation only and one week notice is required. Minimum 15 people. Please contact our Guest Services manager at 225-775-3877 option 3 or


Flamingo Café
The Flamingo Café is open daily and offers a variety of foods, drinks and snacks. Seasonal concessions are available at the Cool Critters Cafe, located near KidsZoo. Drinks may be purchased at the food stands or in vending machines throughout the Zoo.

The Zoo does not have public picnic facilities. Groups are not allowed to bring food or drinks into the Zoo. Greenwood Park, just north of the Zoo, has picnic facilities for public use.

Private Parties

The Zoo offers many options for your next birthday party, company picnic or family reunion.

Gift Passes

Single admission passes, train tickets and memberships are available for purchase. These passes make great gifts to include in birthday cards, thank you notes and stocking stuffers.

Gift/Promotional Passes
Use the above link to request information about and an order form for our gift and/or promotional passes. Please allow two to three business days to receive your passes in the mail.



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Fun Fact
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