Baton Rouge Zoo Welcomes the Holidays with ZooLights

Weekdays 3pm to 7pm
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo invites the community to celebrate the holidays
with ZooLights !!!

It’s a festive evening mile-long trail through the Zoo featuring more than 50
illuminated display sculptures of animals and traditional holiday spectacles. The holiday
tradition begins November 26 and continues through December 30. Closed only on Christmas
Eve & Christmas Day. Admission gates open 5:30pm-8pm, grounds close at 9pm.

For the fourth year, the Zoo will again be partnering with The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
to bring more impact & excitement to Zoolights. Every guest presenting a non-perishable food
item during the hours of Zoolights, will receive a 50% discount from the regular admission
price. Regular admission prices are: $5 for adults/teens; $4 for senior citizens; $3 for children
(2-12 years old) and $3 for Friends of the Zoo members. These amounts will be cut in half when
a non-perishable food item is presented at the time of entry & all food donations will go
directly to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Last year, 7,320 pounds of food were collected
during this drive. The goal is to reach 8,000 pounds this year!

“Zoolights is a remarkable holiday tradition bringing joy to the Baton Rouge community. Joining
with The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to provide food donations and replenish their
provisions during the season of giving, makes perfect sense,” said Phil Frost, Zoo Director. “The
Zoo is about families and we encourage our guests to give back and get back this holiday season
through this ideal partnership.”
“We are very thankful for this partnership with ZooLights, and we continue to see tremendous
growth each year in food donations that directly assist local families struggling to put food on
the table,” said Mike Manning, President and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. “It
has been a difficult year for our entire community and being able to provide meals for families
over the holidays will go a long way in lifting the spirits of those who need it most.”
During each evening, the Safari Post Gift Shop and Flamingo Café will remain open & feature
special holiday treats and gift options.

Additional ZooLights Information 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

About Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that addresses the issue of food
insecurity and hunger. We solicit, inventory, and distribute donated products to our member
agencies that directly serve people facing hard times. Our mission is to feed the hungry in Baton
Rouge and the surrounding parishes by providing food and educational outreach through faith-based and other community partners. With community support, we have served the food
insecure in our 11-parish service area for more than 35 years