Birthday Parties

We are very excited to be hosting our Zooper Birthday Parties again! The Zoo is constantly adapting this program to stay in compliance with Louisiana’s Open Safely Guidelines, but we make sure to keep the fun and excitement of a party at the Zoo during every Phase. 

Beginning 7/20/21, all BREC facilities will be requiring staff and visitors who spend more than 15 minutes in an indoor area to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask.  At the Zoo, we are requiring all adults who enter the birthday party room to wear a mask if they have not been vaccinated. This policy does not apply to children. This requirement does not apply to the outdoor spaces at the Zoo, and will only apply to the Gift Shop and Aquarium if staying longer than 15 minutes in either indoor location.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue working to keep our guests, employees, and animals as safe as we can!
$225.00 for a Minimum Party of 12
$320.00 for a Party of 20
$13.00 for each additional guest (ages 2 and up)
10am and 2pm
Parties held on Saturdays and Sundays only.

• All day Zoo access
• Private air-conditioned party room for 1.5 hours with private restrooms
• Party Host
• Animal theme decorations & tableware
• Birthday cupcakes, ice cream cups, and punch
• Crafts for kids to make and take home
Animal Encounter/Program 
Host will bring 3 animals from this list.         
• Turtle                      
• Armadillo
• Owl
• Tarantula                                  
• Tenrec                     
• Snakes
• Hedgehog            
• Lizards                                          
• Guinea Pig               
• Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
• Alligator

Additional Catering Options

Finger Sandwich tray - ham & turkey          feeds 18-20        $29.99   
Finger Sandwich tray - PB & Jelly               feeds 18-20        $29.99   
Mini corn dog tray                                        feeds 18-20        $49.99 
Chicken nugget tray                                     feeds 15-18        $49.99
Hamburger and Chips                                  $5.50 p/p            
Hot dog and Chips                                       $4.50 p/p            
Vegetable or Fruit Tray                                $15.99                                                                                 
*9.45% Louisiana Sales Tax will be added 
A $60.00 deposit is required before a party date can be reserved.  Deposits are nonrefundable.  Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted.

Have a Zooper birthday party at the Zoo! CLICK HERE to complete our online registration form, or call 225.775.3877, option 3 to schedule your party today.
Q: What precautions are being taken to secure my family’s health and safety during the pandemic?
A: Our party room is regularly cleaned before and after each party.  All staff and visitors who spend more than 15 minutes in an indoor area are required to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask. This requirement does not apply to the outdoor spaces at the Zoo, and will only apply to the Gift Shop and Aquarium if staying longer than 15 minutes in either indoor location.

Q: Will my guests have to wear a mask during my party?
A:  Unless fully vaccinated, all adult guests are required to wear masks in any indoor locations throughout the Zoo if staying for longer than 15 minutes

Q: How do I schedule a party?
A:  To schedule a party, visit our website at and complete the registration form under the birthday party tab or call the Zoo Guest Services Department at 225-775-3877 option 3.
Q:  How early should I schedule a birthday party?
A:  Zooper birthday parties are very popular.  It is advisable to schedule your party as early as possible to reserve your preferred date and time.  You should schedule at least two-four weeks prior to your party.
Q:  When do I pay for my party?
A:  A $60.00 deposit is due at the time you book your party.  The balance is due the day of your party.  The party host will calculate your balance due at the end of your party.
Q:  Where do my guests go when they arrive at the Zoo?
A:  Your guests should check in at the main admissions gate located at 3601 Thomas Road.  They will be given wristbands and directions to the Party Room.  Your guests may enter your party area 10 minutes prior to your party start time.
Q:  Is the birthday child and his/her family included in the count?
A:  Yes, there is a party fee for each person attending the party.
Q:  Can we stay longer than 1 ½ hours at the zoo?
A:  Yes, you and your guests have all day access to the zoo; however, once you exit the party area, this would be a self-guided tour.
Q:  What happens if it is raining?
A:  Our Zooper birthday parties are held rain or shine.  Please dress accordingly for the weather.  
Q:  Can I bring a cake and/or food?
A:  You may bring your own cake, but you cannot bring additional food into the Zoo.  If you wish for your child to blow out birthday candles, an individual cupcake will be provided by the Zoo to do so for the health and safety of the remaining guests that wish to have cake.  Cake will be cut and served by Zoo staff.  Additional catering options are available from the Zoo and will need to be finalized the week prior to your party.
Q:  Can I bring party favors?
A:  You may bring party favors.  Balloons and whistles are prohibited for the safety of our animals. 
Q:  Do I have to pay for my guests that are members of Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo?
A:  Birthday party admission fees are not a benefit of a Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo membership. 
Q:  Can I bring a piñata?
A:  We do not allow piñatas which must be broken with a stick.  Should you want to bring a pull string piñata, you must let your Guest Services representative know the week prior to your party.


Download our "Zooper" birthday party invitations here.