BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is offering $.50 admission (plus tax) for guests of all ages every Wednesday in June between the hours of 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

This special offer is in celebration of the Baton Rouge Zoo's 50th anniversary.

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

The zoo opened on Easter Sunday in 1970, and, you guessed it, admission was only 50 cents per person at the time.

"This is one more way we are honoring this major milestone & saying thank you to the community who helped us get there," said zoo director Phil Frost. "We are thrilled to be celebrating our role in connecting people with wildlife and wild places since the Zoo first opened 50 years ago."

Of course, during the coronavirus pandemic, the zoo was closed several weeks. It reopened though to the public on May 21 and put in place a passel of safety measures to keep the staff, guests, and animals safe.

To learn more about the zoo, visit

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