BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo has been offering 50-cent admission in the month of June on Wednesday afternoons from 12 pm to 2 pm.

Now, they're extending those hours. Starting today, you'll be able to enjoy the same promotion from 12 pm to 4 pm every Wednesday in June.

This special offer is part of the zoo's 50th anniversary. The zoo opened its doors on Easter Sunday back in 1970 and admission was just 50 cents per person at that time.

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

The Baton Rouge Zoo has been reopened since May 21 after enacting a myriad of safety measures to keep staff, guests, and animals safe.

For a full list of safety modifications at the zoo, you can learn more here.


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