BREC ZooLights are twinkling this holiday season

Watch this video for a glimpse at a previous ZooLights event. NOTE: Dates mentioned in video have changed.

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is back with its annual ZooLights. ZooLights will feature a mile-long trail of over 50 twinkling displays including traditional and animal-themed sculptures.

Courtesy of BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

ZooLights Dates & Hours 

  • Friday, Nov. 27 – Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020
    • closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Gates are open nightly from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
    • Zoo grounds close at 9:00 p.m. 

ZooLights Admission 

The Baton Rouge Zoo has re-partnered with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for the holiday season. Every guest presenting a non-perishable food item at ZooLights will receive 50% off regular priced admission . All food donations will go directly to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. In 2019, ZooLights collected nearly 4,000 pounds of food for the Baton Rouge Food Bank. 

  • Admission
    • Adults/Teens: $5 
    • Seniors: $4 
    • Ages 2-12: $3
    • Friends of the Zoo Members: $3 

Courtesy of BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

ZooLights is presented by the Children’s Hospital New Orleans. Each year, the hospital offers special ZooLight activities for families. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, during Zoolights, families can enjoy seasonal coloring stations, holiday masks and snowflake wands. 

“Zoolights is a remarkable holiday tradition for the Baton Rouge community,” said Phil Frost, zoo director. “Joining with Children’s Hospital of New Orleans & The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to provide joy and provisions during the season of giving, makes perfect sense. The Zoo is all about families and we encourage our guests to give back and get back this holiday season through this ideal partnership.” 

The safari Post Gift Shop and Flamingo Cafe will remain open to offer special gift options and holiday treats. To learn more about Zoolights, click here.