Celebrate the Holidays with Zoolights!

Celebrate the Holidays with Zoolights!

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo invites the community to celebrate the holidays with ZooLights - a festive evening mile-long trail through the Zoo featuring more than 50 illuminated display sculptures of animals and traditional holiday spectacles. This year's event is presented by Children's Hospital of New Orleans. The holiday tradition begins November 26 and continues through December 30. Closed only on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Admission gates open 5:30pm-8pm, grounds close at 9pm.

For the fourth year, the Zoo will again be partnering with The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to bring more impact & excitement to Zoolights. Every guest presenting a non-perishable food item during the hours of Zoolights, will receive a 50% discount from the regular admission price. Regular admission prices are: $5 for adults/teens; $4 for senior citizens; $3 for children (2-12 years old) and $3 for Friends of the Zoo members. These amounts will be cut in half when a non-perishable food item is presented at the time of entry & all food donations will go directly to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Last year, 7,320 pounds of food were collected during this drive. The goal is to reach 8,000 pounds this year!

“Zoolights is a remarkable holiday tradition bringing joy to the Baton Rouge community. Joining with The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to provide food donations and replenish their provisions during the season of giving, makes perfect sense,” said Phil Frost, Zoo Director. “The Zoo is about families and we encourage our guests to give back and get back this holiday season through this ideal partnership.”

“We are very thankful for this partnership with ZooLights, and we continue to see tremendous growth each year in food donations that directly assist local families struggling to put food on the table,” said Mike Manning, President and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. “It has been a difficult year for our entire community and being able to provide meals for families over the holidays will go a long way in lifting the spirits of those who need it most.”

During each evening, the Safari Post Gift Shop and Flamingo Café will remain open & feature special holiday treats and gift options.

Additional ZooLights Information Click HERE.

About BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is a place where people connect with animals, including tigers, giraffes, rhinos and alligators. The world-class Realm of the Tiger, Flamingo Cove, Giants of the Islands, Safari Playground, L'aquarium de Louisiane, and KidsZoo exhibits offer fun and education for all ages.

About Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that addresses the issue of food insecurity and hunger. We solicit, inventory, and distribute donated products to our member agencies that directly serve people facing hard times. Our mission is to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes by providing food and educational outreach through faith-based and other community partners. With community support, we have served the food insecure in our 11-parish service area for more than 35 years.