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.

We welcome guests with disabilities who choose to bring their trained service animal, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), into the Zoo and Gardens. The care and supervision of a service animal is solely the responsibility of his or her owner. Service animals must remain properly leashed at all times. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support or therapy dogs that provide a service to others do not qualify as “service animals” under the ADA. Service animals are working animals, not pets. Pets are not allowed on Zoo grounds.

Service animals may only be excluded from the Zoo when that animal’s behavior poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others. Examples are vicious behavior towards other guests, a dog that is out of control and the handler cannot or does not regain control, or if the dog is not housebroken.

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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.