Hours & Fees

Gates 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.

Please note that we are still under renovation. Certain exhibits will be closed to the public. To see what exhibits are open, click here. Thank you for your patience as we make progress building a world-class zoo for you.


  • Adults/Teens$8.75 + tax
  • Seniors 65+$7.75 + tax
  • Children Ages 2-12$5.75 + tax
  • Children 1 & UnderFREE

Wednesday Afternoon Discount
$1.50 + tax, 2pm - 4pm, Grounds close 5pm

Single admission passes and memberships are available for purchase. These passes make great gifts to include in birthday cards, thank you notes and stocking stuffers. To purchase, please call (225) 775-3877 or visit the link below.

  • 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.
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Group Rates

  • Adults/Teens$7.75 + tax
  • Seniors 65+$6.75 + tax
  • Children Ages 2-12$4.75 + tax
  • Children 1 & UnderFREE


  • 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.


See our School group information at our Field Trip Page.

Stroller & Wheelchair Rentals

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, wheelchair or ECV.

Always secure your child with lap belt. Do not allow children to stand or move about stroller, as they could fall or cause the stroller to flip over. Never leave children unattended. Children should be attended at all times while in the stroller.


  • 60lb max for 1 child in a single stroller
  • 100lb max for 2 children in double stroller
  • 5lb max for rear storage pouch
  • Child must be at least 12 months of age and able to sit upright alone to use

Rental Prices

  • Single Stroller$7
  • Double Stroller$9
  • Wheelchair$7
  • Electronic Conveyance Vehicle$20

Private Parties

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