BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo to Host Zippity Zoo Fest Celebrating the 51st Birthday of the Zoo!

Weekdays 3pm to 7pm

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its annual Zippity Zoo Fest on Saturday, March 27th and March 28th. This is an annual spring event that celebrates the Zoo’s 51st Birthday! Admission gates will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m. Regular Zoo admission applies & free for members.

For more information on Zippity Zoo Fest 2021, please call (225) 775-3877 or visit

“Zippity Zoo Fest is one event that’s particularly near and dear to the Zoo,” said Phil Frost, Zoo Director. “Not only does it provide the perfect atmosphere for children and their parents to shake off their cabin fever, but it allows all of us to celebrate the many years of connecting people with wildlife and wild places since the Zoo opened on Easter Sunday 1970. We were disappointed with the cancellation of Zippity Zoo Fest in 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. So, we are beyond thrilled be bringing it back this spring!”

Activities at Zippity Zoo Fest 2020 will include:

  • Children’s Area
    Princesses and other special characters will be on hand for socially-distanced interactions & photo opportunities near the Zoo’s Capital One Pavilion.
  • Entertainment Stage
  • Located next to our Children’s Area, enjoy the talents of a variety of groups from across the region. All entertainment is free and included in Zoo admission price.
  • Ambassador Animal Meet & Greets
    You’ll get to meet some of our education department’s animal ambassadors and learn a little about each species from our Education Department.
  • Animal Enrichments
    Many of our animals will enjoy special enrichments & treats throughout the day. A schedule of these will be provided to guests upon entry.
  • Photo Contest Winners Gallery
    Visit our Pavilion Tent to view the winners of our annual Zoo photo contest. Sponsored by The Advocate. While there, you can also enjoy a piece of free Zoo birthday cake, courtesy of Rouses Supermarket!
  • AAZK Booth
    Visit the Baton Rouge Chapter of American Association of Zoo Keeper (AAZK). Stop by to talk with our Zoo Keepers, learn about the amazing things they do for our animals here & globally.
  • Lagniappe
    With the support of our partner organizations around the city, the Zoo will be filled with over a dozen activity booths and community organizations showcasing what makes them so special.
  • Important Note
    Due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions, some of the more popular options at this event, such as inflatables and face painting will not take place this year.

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