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'Zoo Lights' begins its 2022 run on Friday

2 months 1 week 6 days ago Friday, November 25 2022 Nov 25, 2022 November 25, 2022 1:19 PM November 25, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Zoo illuminates for the first time this holiday season, launching five weeks of "Zoo Lights" in a celebration that also serves a charitable purpose.

For the fifth year, the zoo is partnering with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank on the event. Visitors bringing a non-perishable food item will receive half off the regular admission price.

All goods collected will be given to the food bank.

Gates open Friday at 5:30 pm and the zoo grounds close at 9 p.m.

Visitors will be able to walk a trail adorned with more than 50 light-up displays of animals and holiday scenes -- some of which are animated and computer-controlled. Though some real-life animals may be visible, organizers say the event is not focused on those attractions and such viewing opportunities will be limited.

Admission is $5 for adults and teens. Seniors will pay $4 and children ages 2-to-12 are $3.

Zoo members receive discounted admission of $3 each.

The event runs nightly through Dec. 30, but will not open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

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