BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its 24th Annual in-house Boo at the Zoo
on October 17, 18, 24 and 25 – Presented by Hancock Whitney Bank. This merry, not scary
trick-or-treat extravaganza began in 1996 and has grown to become one of Baton Rouge’s most
popular Halloween events. This year, in light of COVID-19 safety concerns, a multitude of
changes will take place to keep guests as safe as possible, while enabling a family tradition to
continue. Those modifications include:
• The Zoo will be pre-packaging treat bags for all children ages 12 and under to collect upon
exiting their Zoo adventure. There will not be treat stations around the Zoo, as in the past.
This is being done to prevent crowding & eliminate additional touchpoints.
• Protective face masks are not required for guests to enjoy the Zoo, but are certainly
encouraged. Masks must be worn to enter the gift shop and restrooms.
• The most creative face masks will be posted on the Zoo’s Facebook page for fan voting. The
guest wearing the most admired mask will win an Annual Friends of the Zoo Membership.
• Halloween costumes continue to be encouraged for all attendees.
• Social distancing will be enacted with a one-way path through the Zoo, as well as frequent
• Traditional Fall & Halloween themed structures & pumpkins will be sprinkled throughout
the zoo for festive photo opportunities.
• Holiday-themed enrichments will be provided to the Zoo’s animal friends throughout the
• The Hay Maze will continue to be available for $1, however, masks will be required to enter
and a maximum of 10 individuals will be allowed in at one time.
• The Zoo will offer regular café service, as well as additional vendor-sold refreshments in the
Food Court. The dining area will be spaced appropriately and sanitized often.
Admission gates will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Zoo grounds close at 5 p.m. Regular
Zoo admission applies, free for members. For more information on Boo at the Zoo 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