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Les Fest
Jammin' in the Jungle

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: Gates open 6:30 pm

Admission:
INDIVIDUAL TICKET - $20
RESERVED TABLE FOR 8 - $200
Must be 21 or older to attend

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Enjoy a wild evening at this outdoor music fest and fundraiser celebrating the Alexandria Zoo and remembering zoo director Les Whitt and his love for music. Live music by New Orleans' brass funk rock band Bonerama, silent auction, food available for purchase, presentations with animals and updates on the Alexandria Zoo are featured.

When New Orleans' Bonerama takes the stage, you can guess it's not like any brass band you've seen. Founded by Mark Mullins and Craig Klein, former members of Harry Connick Jr.'s Big Band, Bonerama carries the brass band concept to places unknown.

Food & Drink Vendors

Atwood's Bakery
Petifores

Back Wood's Catering
Red Beans & Rice with Cornbread

Jacquie's Catering
Greens and Cornbread

Jerusalem
Mediterranean Cuisine

John Ed Laborde, Panorama Foods
Beef Brisket Sliders
Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini

Julia's Mexican Restaurant
Margaritas

Commemorative Shirts

 

   

Bruce & Anita Ehlers

Cur & Codger

Sponsor or Donate

Sponsor Les Fest
Download Sponsor Form
Online Sponsor Form

Donate an item to the Silent Auction
Download Auction Form

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Les Fest
Visitor Appreciation Day

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Admission: Free

Get up, get out, and come play at the Alexandria Zoo on this fun-filled day! Enjoy music, entertainment, animals and fun in remembrance of former Zoo Director Les Whitt.

 

   

Bruce & Anita Ehlers

Cur & Codger

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Zoo Boo

Date: October 23, 24, & 25, 2014
(Thursday, Friday, & Saturday)
Time: 6 pm - 8:30 pm
Admission: $6 per person ages 1 & up (cash only)

For over 30 years, Alexandria Zoo has provided a fun, safe Halloween experience. Zoo Boo offers 3 nights of SPOOKTACULAR, SCARE-FREE fun for kids 12 & younger!

Enjoy sweets and treats along the traditional trick-or-treat trail through the Zoo with a stop at the Festival Plaza to enjoy HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS. Treat bags are provided.


Become a Sponsor

A tradition in Cenla for over 30 years, Zoo Boo provides a fun, safe place for children to trick-or treat.

We invite you and your business to join the Alexandria Zoo in providing a spooktacular Halloween experience for the approximately 10,000 guests that visit during the three evenings of Zoo Boo.

Zoo Boo has become the largest fundraiser for the Zoo and all proceeds go to FOTAZ (Friends of the Alexandria Zoo) to benefit Alexandria Zoo.

Click on the sponsor types below to download the sponsor packet information.




Online Sponsor Form

Volunteer

The Zoo is looking for enthusiastic High School and College students interested in helping make Zoo Boo a safe, spooktacular Halloween experience for 10,000 guests from our community. Volunteers are required to make a commitment for an entire night when they volunteer. There is NO SCARY TRAIL.

Zoo Boo is a safe, friendly environment for all ages.

To volunteer, students must (1) register online by Monday, October 6 and (2) attend a mandatory volunteer meeting on Tuesday, October 7.

Volunteer Information

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Holiday Light Safari

Date: December 5-6, 12-13, 19-23, & 26-28, 2014
Time: 5:30 - 8 pm
Admission: $6 per person

Celebrate the holiday season at the Alexandria Zoo. Enjoy dazzling light displays and festive activities as you stroll through the zoo, aglow with thousands of lights.

Train ride, Gift Shop, and concessions available.

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Mardi Gras Party

Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time: 2 pm - 4 pm

They all ask for you at the Alexandria Zoo! Following the Children's Parade, celebrate Mardi Gras at the Alexandria Zoo.

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Party for the Planet

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 10 am - 3 pm

Join the Alexandria Zoo for the 25th annual Cenla Earth Fair (now called Party for the Planet)

Discover more about the environment, wildlife, and our natural resources at this mini earth fest.

Learn how to make every day Earth Day with booths, animal encounters, live entertainment, fun games, and educational crafts.

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Wild Night of Art

Date: Friday, May 29, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm

Raise a glass to the Alexandria Zoo!
Join Friends of the Alexandria Zoo (FOTAZ) for an adult-only evening event featuring art, wine and wildlife. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Pablo Peacockso's Wine & Hors d'oeuvres



Dine on delectable hors d'oeuvres & sip a variety of delightful wines and beers. Soft drinks and water will also be available.
Cash bar.

Monkeyangelo's Live Entertainment



Immerse in the arts with live music and entertainment.

Lionarto da Vinci's Untamed Auction



Bid on original works of art made especially for the Zoo. The auction showcases local artists and the Zoo's resident animal artists who have been paired together to create amazing one-of-a-kind pieces.
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Water Festival

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time: 10 am - 3 pm

Prepare to enter the wet zone! Families can make a splash with water slides, sprinklers, bubbles, water games, music and more. Discover how we can preserve our oceans and rivers.

Kids wear your swimsuits and prepare to get wet! Shoes or flip flops must be worn inside the Zoo.

Water slides and other activities are free with admission.

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Feeding Frenzy
(FOTAZ Members Only)

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time: 7:30 am - 10 am
Admission: Free to FOTAZ Members; RSVP is required

Who has the best members in town? WE DO!
Dine al fresco with the animals at the annual Friends of the Alexandria Zoo event exclusive for FOTAZ Members.

Must be a CURRENT FOTAZ MEMBER at the time of the event to attend. FOTAZ Membership Cards and Photo IDs will be checked at the gate. Only individuals included on your membership card may attend.

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Venue Rental

Have Your Event at Alexandria Zoo

Please note Venue Rentals cannot be scheduled on dates the Zoo holds special events. Please check our calendar.

Online Reservation Request

Venue Rental Packet

Daytime Rentals (Between 9 am - 5 pm)

Daytime Rentals
(Between 9 am - 5 pm)

$50 deposit required to reserve venue

Festival Plaza

Capacity Unlimited Guests
Base Rate $300
Admission per Person $4.50*
Set Up / Clean Up$150**

Education Pavilion

Capacity 125 Guests (seated)
Size 3,000 sq. ft.
Base Rate $200
Admission per Person $4.50*
Set Up / Clean Up$150**

Activities Building

Capacity 40 Guests (seated)
Size 700 sq. ft.
Base Rate $150
Admission per Person $4.50*
Set Up / Clean Up $50**

Education Building B

Capacity 50 Guests (seated)
Size 1,075 sq. ft.
Base Rate $150
Admission per Person $4.50*
Set Up / Clean Up $50**

Board Room

Capacity 20 Guests (seated)
Size 600 sq. ft.
Base Rate $75
Admission per Person $4.50*
Set Up / Clean Up $25**

Enhance Your Rental
Fee per Train Ticket $1*
Sound System & Technician $100

Evening Rentals (After 5 pm)

Evening Rentals
(After 5 pm)

$50 deposit required to reserve venue
Minumum Guest Requirement: 50
Renter must provide security for front gate.

Festival Plaza with Zoo Access

Base Rate $500
Admission per person $4.50*
Security Inside Zoo $50
Set Up / Clean Up $150**

Enhance Your Rental
Train Conductor $50
Fee per Train Ticket $1*
Sound System & Technician $100

Area without Zoo Access

Admission per person $4.50*
Security Inside Zoo $50
Set Up / Clean Up Varies depending on area

Choose an Area
Festival Plaza $300
Education Pavilion $200
Activities Building $150
Education Building B $150

Enhance Your Rental
Train Conductor $50
Fee per Train Ticket $1*
Sound System & Technician $100

* Discounted admission and train ticket rates apply only for groups of 15 or more that are paid for at one time in one transaction. Individual purchases are FULL PRICE. Zoo admission fees may differ during Zoo Special Events.

** Set up / Clean up fees are negotiable depending on group size.

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Birthday Parties

Looking for a unique place to go wild on your birthday? At the Alexandria Zoo we welcome party animals of all ages.

Please note Birthday Parties cannot be scheduled on dates the Zoo holds special events. Please check our calendar.

Birthday Reservation Request

The Zoo offers three types of party packages:

Party Package 1

Self-guided Party at the Playground

These are available for any day of the week for children of any age.

Party Details

  • What's Included

The party includes admission for everyone, tables for the party, and a zoo souvenir from the Zoo Gift Shop for the birthday child.

  • Guest List

On the day of your party, payment is required when you arrive and check in at the Zoo office. You must provide the zoo office with a copy of your guest list (include first and last name of each guest). Anyone not included on your guest list will be charged full price when they enter the Zoo. The cashier will note the arrival of each guest.

Reservation

We ask that you submit a reservation form a minimum of one week in advance.

Party Times Available

  • 9 am - 11 am
  • 11 am - 1 pm
  • 1 pm - 3 pm
  • 3 pm - 5 pm

Set-up & Clean-up

The host family is responsible for for set-up and clean-up. If your group fails to clean-up after them there will be an additional clean-up fee of $50.

Fees

  • Hosting Family: Non-FOTAZ
If you have less than 15 guests, the fee is $7.50 per person for all individuals attending the party. This includes party guests, parents, siblings, and FOTAZ members of all ages. Group rates are available for 15 or more people. The group rate is $4.50 per person any age.
  • Hosting Family: FOTAZ
If you have less than 15 guests, the fee is $7.50 per person for all individuals attending the party. This includes party guests, parents, siblings, and FOTAZ members of all ages. Group rates are available for 15 or more people. The group rate is $4.50 per person any age. Only those covered by the host's membership card may enter free of charge.
  • Train
Train rides are $1.50 per person for ages one year and older. Discount rates ($1.00 per ticket) are available for purchases of 15 or more train tickets. You must purchase these discount train tickets all at once.
  • Fish Food
Fish food may be purchased separately.

Please Note

  • Children must be supervised at all times on the playground equipment and while walking in the Zoo.
  • The playground is designed for ages 5-10.
  • The Zoo does not provide refreshments for parties.
  • No balloons, straws, pinatas, confetti, whistles (or other noise makers), or BBQ pits allowed.
  • NO SMOKING anywhere in the Zoo including the playground area.
  • Check with the Zoo office on games and activities planned.
  • Do call with any questions! 318-441-6810

Party Package 2

Self-guided Party in a Supervised Building

These are available on Saturdays for children of any age.

Party Details

  • What's Included
The party includes access to the Activities Building for party guests, admission for everyone, wristbands for the guests, tables for the party, and a zoo souvenir for the birthday child.
  • Guest List

On the day of your party, payment is required when you arrive and check in at the Zoo office. You must provide the zoo office with a copy of your guest list (include first and last name of each guest). Anyone not included on your guest list will be charged full price when they enter the Zoo. The cashier will note the arrival of each guest. As each guest arrives, they will receive an armband. This wristband will allow them admission into the education building. Without the wristband, they will be UNABLE to enter the building for the party.

Reservation & Deposit

  • You must submit a reservation form a minimum of two weeks in advance.
  • There is a $50 nonrefundable deposit to hold the time and date for your group.

Set-up & Clean-up

You will be allowed 15 minutes before the party to set up. The host family will be responsible for clean-up at the end of the party and if your group fails to clean-up after them there will be an additional clean-up fee of $50.

Party Times Available

  • 10 am - 12 pm
  • 2 pm - 4 pm

Fees

  • Hosting Family: Non-FOTAZ
$300 plus the cost of admission for your party guests; if you have less than 15 guests, the fee is $7.50 per person for all individuals attending the party. This includes party guests, parents, siblings, and FOTAZ members of all ages. Group rates are available for 15 or more people. The group rate is $4.50 per person any age.
  • Hosting Family: FOTAZ
$250 plus the cost of admission for your party guests; if you have less than 15 guests, the fee is $7.50 per person for all individuals attending the party. This includes party guests, parents, siblings, and FOTAZ members of all ages. Group rates are available for 15 or more people. The group rate is $4.50 per person any age. Only those covered by the host's membership card may enter free of charge.
  • Train
Train rides are $1.50 per person for ages one year and older. Discount rates ($1.00 per ticket) are available for purchases of 15 or more train tickets. You must purchase these discount train tickets all at once.
  • Fish Food
Fish food may be purchased separately.

Please Note

  • Children must be supervised at all times on the playground equipment and while walking in the Zoo.
  • The playground is designed for ages 5-10.
  • The Zoo does not provide refreshments for parties.
  • No balloons, straws, pinatas, confetti, whistles (or other noise makers), or BBQ pits allowed.
  • NO SMOKING anywhere in the Zoo including the playground area.
  • Check with the Zoo office on games and activities planned.
  • Do call with any questions! 318-441-6810

Party Package 3

Volunteer-guided Party with an Educational Component

These are available on Saturdays. Birthday Child must be at least four years of age TURNING five.

This is a volunteer-guided party held in the Activities Building. A Docent (trained zoo volunteer) will run all activities for this party.

Party Details

  • What's Included

  • The zoo will provide drinks, plates, napkins, utensils, and decorations including table covers and party favors.
  • The zoo will set-up prior to the party and clean-up after the party.
  • 20 Custom Invitations for you to send out
  • Train ride, feeding the fish, a visit to an animal, and an education presentation you selected from our list.
The only item you need to bring for the party set up is the cake.
  • Guest List

On the day of your party, payment is required when you arrive and check in at the Zoo office. You must provide the zoo office with a copy of your guest list (include first and last name of each guest). Anyone not included on your guest list will be charged full price when they enter the Zoo. The cashier will note the arrival of each guest. As each guest arrives, they will receive an armband. This wristband will allow them admission into the education building. Without the wristband, they will be UNABLE to enter the building for the party.

Reservation & Deposit

  • You must submit a reservation form a minimum of two weeks in advance.
  • There is a $50 nonrefundable deposit to hold the time and date for your group.

Party Times Available

  • 10 am - 12 pm
  • 2 pm - 4 pm

Fees

  • Hosting Family: Non-FOTAZ
$375 plus the cost of admission for your party guests; if you have less than 15 guests, the fee is $7.50 per person for all individuals attending the party. This includes party guests, parents, siblings, and FOTAZ members of all ages. Group rates are available for 15 or more people. The group rate is $4.50 per person any age.
  • Hosting Family: FOTAZ
$325 plus the cost of admission for your party guests; if you have less than 15 guests, the fee is $7.50 per person for all individuals attending the party. This includes party guests, parents, siblings, and FOTAZ members of all ages. Group rates are available for 15 or more people. The group rate is $4.50 per person any age. Only those covered by the host's membership card may enter free of charge.

Please Note

  • Children must be supervised at all times on the playground equipment and while walking in the Zoo.
  • The playground is designed for ages 5-10.
  • No balloons, straws, pinatas, confetti, whistles (or other noise makers), or BBQ pits allowed.
  • NO SMOKING anywhere in the Zoo including the playground area.
  • Check with the Zoo office on games and activities planned.
  • Do call with any questions! 318-441-6810
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