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Nature & Science Events

Jul
20
2019
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Party

As our country prepares to return Americans to the Moon—and then on to Mars—we celebrate the climax of the program that crossed a threshold for mankind.

Jul
26
2019
Wonders of the Summer Sky

The temperature heats up as July’s constellations settle high overhead early in the night. BREC Education Curator Amy Brouillette takes the audience on a fascinating tour of Baton Rouge’s summer season. She highlights the celestial gems that will sparkle throughout the next three months—gems that visitors will be able to see live if they continue to visit HRPO!

Ages: 14+

Jul
27
2019
Back to Apollo

Science Academy Cadets investigate the greatest human trek in the history of the species. As always, there will be free giveaways and a door prize. Is your kid not yet a Cadet? Do you think your kid has what it takes to rise through the ranks and achieve Galactic status?

Ages: 8-12

Aug
9
2019
Swamp Flashlight Night

Take an evening stroll through Bluebonnet Swamp once per season during our Swamp Flashlight Nights!

Aug
12
2019
Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseids are one of the major meteor showers of the year. Come join us and see if we can catch some “earthgrazers!” It is important that visitors come inside the building to receive instructions before setting up any chairs or blankets.

Aug
13
2019
Zoo & Me Morning

Exciting activities including a train ride, animal encounters, art projects, "Zooper" snacks and many other hands-on projects that you and your child can enjoy together.

Registration Deadline: 08/12/2019

Ages: 3-5

Aug
17
2019
Duck Duck Goose Day

Fly over to Bluebonnet Swamp for some end-of-summer family fun.

Ages: All ages

Aug
24
2019
Zoo Run Run

Run like a cheetah to our annual Zoo Run Run 5K and ½ Mile Kids' Fun Run!

Sep
4
2019
Explore Bowhunting

Do you enjoy the thrill of the hunt? Would you like to learn more about the principals of being a successful hunter or wildlife photographer? Do you like being outside and want to learn some cool new skills? Then Explore Bowhunting is for you! This educational program will guide participants through the basics of hunting using fun, and engaging group activities.

Ages: 8+

Sep
11
2019
Explore Bowhunting

Do you enjoy the thrill of the hunt? Would you like to learn more about the principals of being a successful hunter or wildlife photographer? Do you like being outside and want to learn some cool new skills? Then Explore Bowhunting is for you! This educational program will guide participants through the basics of hunting using fun, and engaging group activities.

Ages: 8+

Sep
18
2019
Explore Bowhunting

Do you enjoy the thrill of the hunt? Would you like to learn more about the principals of being a successful hunter or wildlife photographer? Do you like being outside and want to learn some cool new skills? Then Explore Bowhunting is for you! This educational program will guide participants through the basics of hunting using fun, and engaging group activities.

Ages: 8+

Sep
25
2019
Explore Bowhunting

Do you enjoy the thrill of the hunt? Would you like to learn more about the principals of being a successful hunter or wildlife photographer? Do you like being outside and want to learn some cool new skills? Then Explore Bowhunting is for you! This educational program will guide participants through the basics of hunting using fun, and engaging group activities.

Ages: 8+

Oct
3
2019
SUP 101

SUP bruh? We’re stoked to be offering this SUP 101 course at Wampold Park. So come hang with us as we take our stand up paddle boards out on the LSU Lakes.

Ages: 12+

Oct
6
2019
Paddle Away

A paddling program for intermediate to experienced paddlers. Come check out and test the waters with us at the beautiful Bayou Manchac while enjoying a morning out on the water with BREC staff and Paddle BR.

Ages: 12+

Oct
10
2019
Intro to Mountain Biking

Ready to get some grit in your teeth? Then gear up for this introductory level mountain biking course as we put the tread to the trail. Let us give you some tips and tricks to get you comfortable on our mountain biking trails, so you can tear up the tracks. All equipment provided.

Ages: 12+

Oct
19
2019
Great Family Campout

Grab a tent and enjoy an evening being active with other families, make a s’more, sleep under the stars and wake up refreshed in a beautiful BREC park! Outdoor Adventure activities, hiking, inflatables, and more will run from 4p.m. to dark. Food is provided and no camping experience required.

Oct
24
2019
Pumpkin Paddle Parade

Get into the Halloween spirit with our Pumpkin Paddle Parade, a exciting competion of “float” decorating! You design and decorate a canoe, kayak or paddleboard in Halloween décor, and then parade in front of our judges for the chance to win fabulous prizes!

Ages: 12+

Nov
9
2019
Cowboy Camp Out

Do you enjoy camping in the great outdoors, riding horses, and exploring the world around you? If you answered yes, then we have your next great adventure! Join us as we explore Farr Park overnight by horseback, foot and bike!

Dec
6
2019
Reindeer Ride

Welcome the holiday season with a unique nighttime family bike ride. We will ride up the levee from Farr Park campground to downtown Baton Rouge for Baton Rouge’s Downtown Christmas Lighting Celebration. Participants will leave the levee trail head and join in a colorful bike parade through the downtown area, partake in the holiday festivities, then return to Farr Park together. What better way to start the holiday season than with this event!

Ages: 8+

Dec
8
2019
Expedition Paddle: Bayou LaFourche

If you are ready to put your paddling skills to the test, then this adventure is the experience for you!

Registration Deadline: 12/05/2019

Ages: 12+

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