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Go Wild At The Baton Rouge Zoo

Unleash your inner explorer when you get up close to exotic animals from all corners of the globe, from Africa to the Gulf of Mexico. Over the past 40 years, the Baton Rouge Zoo has been the place where people connect with nature and its amazing creatures. Dedicated to conservation, the zoo is home more than 1,800 animals, including tigers, jaguars, black rhinos, flamingos, alligators and giraffes, along with countless creatures that will intrigue and inspire your imagination. Discover all the adventure that is waiting for you at one of the most popular family attractions in all of Louisiana.
Baton Rouge Zoo in Louisiana
3601 Thomas Rd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807, 3601 Thomas Rd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70807
Distance from Hotel: 1.1 Miles


Admission is $8.75 for Adults/Teens; $7.75 for Seniors; $5.75 for Children 2-12; Free for Children 1 & under. Group rates are $1 off regular prices.


The Zoo's admission gate is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. The zoo grounds close at 5:00 p.m. every day. The zoo is open every day of the year except for New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


  • Twilight Tours
  • Zoo Fun Run 5K
  • Brew At The Zoo


  • Field Trips
  • Spring & Summer Zoo Camps
  • Safari Tours
  • Zoo Krewe
  • Wildlife Safari Theater
  • Zoo & Me Morning

Can I hold a birthday party at the zoo?

The Baton Rouge Zoo is the perfect place for a "Zooper" birthday party. Go wild with your favorite animals and celebrate in style. Parties are available for booking at 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily. To reserve, just visit the zoo's website and complete an online registration form.

Is there a restaurant at the zoo?

The Flamingo Cafe is open daily and serves up delicious food, drinks and snacks to satisfy young and old alike. Seasonal concessions are available at Cool Critters Cafe near the KidZoo. You can also purchase drinks to go at either restaurant or at vending machines located throughout the zoo. As there are no picnic facilities, guests are asked to not bring food and drinks to the zoo.