Africa Safari Park
The park is
located about 35 minutes north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. From Baton Rouge take
Plank Road north (17.5 miles from Metro Airport) turn right onto Highway 959,
Travel 4.7 miles, turn right on Highway 409, the park entrance is 1.5 miles
down on your left.
Closed on Monday
& Tuesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Last car
at 4 p.m.)
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years
Carload Day -
Every Wednesday, you may bring as many people along as you like,
individuals and groups, the Africa Safari Park has over 750 animals with 80
different species being displayed on 168 acres. The park is open to
individuals and groups. In addition, the park has 3 safari vehicles which can
accommodate larger groups.
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
3601 Thomas Road
or visit: 9:30 a.m. - 5 -p.m. Daily
9:30 a.m. - 6 -p.m.
Weekends (during daylight saving time)
Years, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, & Christmas
p.m. - 5 p.m.
Rouge‚Äôs #1 family attraction! Over 1800 animals, including white tiger,
elephants, giraffes and alligators await you in the beautifully landscaped
Zoo. . Visitors of all ages will love KidsZoo, complete with a playground and hands-on animal encounter
with farm animals! Your visit is not complete without a scenic ride on
the Cypress Bayou Railroad or a
narrated tour on the White Tiger Tram.
BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Conservation Area
Exit I-10 at
Bluebonnet Boulevard; 1 mile south and turn right to:
10503 North Oak
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sundays, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Explore a unique
natural area near the heart of Baton Rouge. Self guided nature trails wind
through a magnolia-beech upland forest and into a 65 acre cypress-tupelo swamp.
Elevated boardwalks provide complete accessibility. The nature center includes
educational exhibits, picnic area, and restroom facilities.
Enchanted Mansion, a Doll Museum
190 Lee Drive
Wednesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m.-
offers a magical and educational doll exhibit for all ages. A unique museum
that entertains and informs its visitors through animation and spectacular
exhibits. Afternoon tea is also
Louisiana Arts and Science Center and Challenger Learning Center
100 South River
closed Tues - Fri, 10 - 3
a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. -
First Sunday of
the month admission is Free.
Housed in a
reconstructed train station, the Louisiana Arts and Science Center offers
several exhibits that change each year, as well as a permanent Egyptian tomb
exhibit. For the children and "children at heart," there is a
hands-on art and science exhibit.