Baton Rouge Zoo Baton Rouge
Where are we going today?
Let's go WILD on our next family day out in Baton Rouge, at Baton Rouge Zoo!
This family friendly zoo is one of the most popular places in Louisiana's capital for kids to visit, and when you head there, you will see why!
Hundreds of species from all around the world have come YOU, so you can come face to face with your favorites, and maybe see some you have never heard of before!
The magic of Africa can be explored with some pretty incredible species, from the majestic Aldabra Tortoise, to the swift bongo. Kids can see creatures such as the Plover fly in the trees, the pythons slither nearby, and those rhinos graze.
Next, why not move through the mystery of Asia with cuties such as the ferret, the unusual Indian Flying Fox, an the very special Malayan Tiger.
Kids can bounce along with the red kangaroos from Australia, or marvel at the strange Tapir of South America....there is SO much to see!
The zoo is also about learning, and with these amazing animal encounters kids can learn all about their habits and their habitats, but don't miss some other events that really give kids that learning experience. They can visit the zoo at night, and near all those nocturnal creatures come to life, or they can enjoy a Twilight Tour!
Even kids between 3 and 5 years can enjoy the Zoo & Me Mornings where it's ALL about them, with animal encounters, train rides, and fun snacks!
So let's get WILD this next family day out in Baton Rouge, with Baton Rouge Zoo - ROAR!
How much does it cost?
- Children$5.75 (Ages 2-12)
- Free Under: 12 months
When can we go?
9:30am - 4pm daily. Grounds shut at 5pm
Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and Jan 1
Thousands of students enjoy the zoo each year, so why not book your field trip at least 2 weeks in advance! It's a great learning experience, and they can also bring the zoo to you!.
There is a cafe where you can pick up lunch, snacks and drinks! It's not just the animals that need feeding!.
Any Top Tips?
When you arrive, check out the times of the shows and feedings so you can plan your day around what you want to see!.
Doing our bit
The zoo participate in many conservation projects, and they really have endangered animals at the top of their list .
Need a little extra help?
The zoo is ADA accessible!.
Can I get one of those?
The Safari Post gift shop is THE place to pick up those animal-tastic gifts, toys, games, educational items and souvenirs!.
Why not have a birthday party at the zoo! Kids can celebrate that day with friends AND animals, and you get the zoo access, as well as animal-themed party fun, cake and a train ride!.
What people are saying?
by richard oliver
Went to the zoo today. I was not impressed. Actually unimpressed is a mild word for my actual feelings about this zoo. I am not sure it should be called a zoo any longer. A place without an elephant more correctly described as a "side show". The Monkey island had 2 monkeys on it. There were many un-used cages. some of the cages had old signs from days gone by. There was 1 rhino, 2 pygmy hippo's, a few deer and gazelles etc. Overall basically a nearly empty zoo. The Zoo seems to have spent all of its money on the Front entry building...Read More
by Lance Green
Would have given it 5 stars but a number of the animals were not active and missing. Cheap admission and average concession prices. Good way to kill a few hours with the kids. Free parking also.
by Amy Vandiver
My daughter had her 4th birthday here and they went above and beyond for us! She loved the party and so did everyone who came. We have always loved our zoo but it is truly so nice and clean and has such variety of animals!!! Thank you so much for the best birthday ever. Kate loved it!
by Allex Jensen
Well kept park. Not the best selection of animals, but you can still easily spend a few hours there. Also it's cheap
by D'Ann Swope
It was a neat zoo to visit. No crowds or anything during the week. Saw a lot of animals even in this crazy heat. Didn't have straws or spoons to enjoy frozen treats though. Staff very friendly. Was a great trip.
by richard oliver
Went to the zoo today. I was not impressed. Actually unimpressed is a mild word for my actual feelings about this zoo. I am not sure it should be called a zoo any longer. A place without an elephant more correctly described as a "side show". The Monkey island had 2 monkeys on it. There were many un-used cages. some of the cages had old signs from days gone by. There was 1 rhino, 2 pygmy hippo's, a few deer and gazelles etc. Overall basically a nearly empty zoo. The Zoo seems to have spent all of its money on the Front entry building instead of on animals. I spoke with a few animal care takers. One said "most of the animals are very old". The cheetah's are nearly blind and the 2 bears are simply to old to care about most anything. Another animal care taker told me that they would have a few elephants a few years from now. The New Iberia Zoo is smaller but has more populations of each animal type they exhibit.
Overall the Baton Rouge Zoo simply looks like a collection of people who are simply drawing a paycheck and don't really care if you see any animals or not.