Zippity Zoo Fest

Weekdays 3pm to 7pm

Join BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo as we celebrate our 53rd birthday at Zippity Zoo Fest on April 1st and 2nd! 

The whole family will enjoy our Annual spring festival complete with a live entertainment, edzoocation station, children’s village, animal enrichments, special character visits, free birthday cake and much more!



Enjoy the talents of community groups from across the area. We may even have some characters stop by throughout the weekend for socially-distanced photo opportunities!

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.

Keeper Chats & Animal Enrichments

Hear from our Zoo Keepers, ask questions and learn how we care for our animals daily. At select chats, watch our animals enjoy a special Zoo birthday treat, while you enjoy a piece of free Zoo birthday cake!

Photo Contest Winners Gallery

Enjoy a display of the WINNERS of our photo contest. The photo contest is open to photographers of all ages and experience levels. Winners will be announced at Zippity Zoo Fest, and their printed photos will be on exhibit, gallery-style, throughout the 2-day event.

AAZK Booth

Visit the Baton Rouge Chapter of American Association of Zoo Keeper (AAZK). This year at Zippity, AAZK is raising funds for conservation. Stop by to talk with our Zoo Keepers, learn about the amazing things they are doing for philanthropy projects, continuing education and professional development.


Click HERE to get your tickets in advance.

Click HERE for the Zippity Zoo Fest Facebook event.