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Zippity Zoo Fest

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

Saturday, April 06, 2024 All Day

It's BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo's 54th Birthday!

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo will hold its annual spring festival, Zippity Zoo Fest. Celebrate the Zoo's 54th Birthday this year!!! We’ll have a Children's Village, education stations, a food court, and animal encounters.

9:30 am—5:00 pm, Grounds close 6:00 pm

Adult admission: $8.75

Senior admission: $7.75

Child admission: $5.75

Free for Members!!!


Join in the festivities by having your face painted! Then enjoy the talents of community groups from across the area who have come out to celebrate the zoo. We may even have some characters stop by throughout the weekend for meet-and-greet opportunities!

Performances at the Children's Village

  • 11 - 11:15 am Princess Singalong with Tiana & Ariel
  • 11:15 - 12 pm Meet and Greet with Tiana & Ariel
  • 12 - 12:15 pm Princess Singalong with Tiana & Ariel
  • 12:15 - 1 pm Meet and Greet with Tiana & Ariel
  • 3 - 3:30 pm Louisiana Twirl Force
  • 4 - 4:30 pm Story Time with Red Stick Reads
  • 11 - 11:15 am Princess Singalong with Elsa & Moana
  • 11:15 - 12 pm Meet and Greet with Elsa & Moana
  • 12 - 12:15 pm Princess Singalong with Elsa & Moana
  • 12:15 - 1 pm Meet and Greet with Elsa & Moana
  • 2 - 2:30 pm McKinley Middle School Talented Music

Ambassador Animal Meet & Greets

You'll get to meet some of our education department's animal ambassadors and learn a little about each species from our Education Department.

Keeper Chats & Animal Enrichments

Hear from our Zoo Keepers, ask questions, and learn how we care for our animals daily. Watch our animals enjoy a special Zoo birthday treat at select Keeper Chats!

AAZK Booth

Visit the Baton Rouge Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK). This year at Zippity, AAZK is raising funds for conservation. Visit to talk with our Zoo Keepers to learn about the amazing things they do for philanthropy projects, continuing education, and professional development.

Are you a part of a local community group and interested in joining the celebration?

Zippity Zoo Fest is a celebration for the Baton Rouge Community! We invite local groups who are aligned with our mission to participate!

For performers, go here.

For museums and community organizations, go here.

Have questions? Contact our event manager at membership@brzoo.org or call 225-775-3877 ext 6212.

Do you have a business that wants to support the zoo by sponsoring Zippity Zoo Fest?

Your contributions will have a greater impact than you know! Please reach out to our Senior Development Director, Rhonda Ruffino at 225-775-3877 ext 6220 or email at Rhonda.Ruffino@brzfoundation.org.

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