Don’t see what you are looking for?
Come socialize with your peers, while you create arts and craft projects each week
Just pay court fees. No registration required.
This beginner skateboarding class is aimed at instructing our girls of the area the basics of beginner skateboarding, safety, park etiquette and empowering them with a sense of acceptance in a male dominated activity. No equipment is necessary unless they have their own skateboards and helmets. We have equipment on site for clinic use.
Join us for this exciting senior biking program. We offer seniors a chance to maintain their fitness, lift their spirits and enjoy a social experience with others as they ride special designed cruisers or three-wheeled trike bikes, in our community parks and trail ways. The Program is free if you bring your own bike. You can pre-register for this monthly program. Sponsors: Subaru of Baton Rouge
Weather permitting on selected Saturdays, HRPO staff shows the Sun in three manners—projected onto a white surface, directly via safely-filtered optical light and directly with a hydrogen-alpha telescope. With these techniques visitors can see any sizable sunspots or flares occurring. Protective clothing and sunscreen recommended.
Come visit, if you dare, as HRPO’s ninth annual family-friendly tribute to the bizarre and freakish takes place. We’ll delve into the eerie side of astronomy, physics and aeronautics with creepy science demonstrations, some of which we've never used. And don't forget the campfire stories. Strange sky phenomena, extra dimensions, extraterrestrials. Be warned, we want to make you think!
This four-week program reinforces stroke development, conditioning, and strategies for adult intermediate players.
Join us for a night in September for a great way to say goodbye to summer and kick-off the school year. Program will include a night hike with a BREC naturalist learning about local ecology and nocturnal animals and will include activities and games. End the night around a campfire roasting marshmallows and learning local folk lore. Come enjoy this great way to get the family out in nature as the summer heat subsides. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Scout troops should email in advance of online registration to ensure spaces available.
Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.
This program offers recreational opportunities as a learning tool for daily living activities for adults with mental and developmental disabilities. This program bridges the gap between high school and the life after for these participants. Participants will learn how to become a part of their community, engaging in meaningful daily activities. The participants will have opportunities to take daily trips to volunteer sites to actively engage in their community.
Through partnership with Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, BREC is able to offer themed, monthly socials for adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities and their friends and family. There will be a disc jockey, snacks, door prizes, socialization and fun.
Start the day the right way! Come paddle stand up paddle boards with us as the sun rises over the University Lakes. Get some exercise, view the natural splendor Louisiana has to offer, and make some new friends all before breakfast. Once you have started your day this way, you won’t feel the same without it.
Artists interested in participating in upcoming Swamp Art Show Series opportunities can visit the swamp on this day for inspiration for free.* Whether your creative gear includes canvases or cameras, come out and enjoy this paint-out and field-shoot day. Bring your own supplies, we’ll provide workspace indoors and out for you to create your masterpieces! Children must be accompanied by an adult. *Artists must check-in at the front desk to receive free admission. Artists are asked to provide their contact information and designate in which show(s) they are interested. This information is used to keep contact information current in our growing artist directory.
Join us year-round for a series of art exhibits inspired by Bluebonnet Swamp. Each show features a different medium and theme that changes from year to year.
Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society (BRAS), visitors enjoy a morning hike through the forest and swamp while identifying various bird species. Bird-watching techniques and identification tips are also discussed. Beginners are welcome. Field guides and binoculars optional but recommended. For information on other local birding activities and the Louisiana Bird Observatory, visit braudubon.org. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Audubon Society.
With our Dog Days, BSNC drops its “no pets” policy and opens its doors and trails to pets four days out of the year! All pets are welcome, but they must be on a leash and have their vaccinations current.
Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed especially for younger children as an alternative to teen and adult-centric commercial haunted houses. Spooky Storytime and make-and-take crafts are offered in the Education Building. Trek through the Swamp Graveyard Maze to get to our Crazy Carnival Games and face-painting station. Interact with snakes, insects, rats, and other “creepy critters” at treat stations along the Haunted Hike Trail. Pass through our Animal Morgue to visit with more live animals from Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary – and don’t forget to check out nature’s “grossest” in the Creepy Cavern. Costumed characters lurk throughout the site ready to share “kooky treasures” with all the attending little witches, fairies, hobgoblins, and heroes. No scare tactics are used during this program, and participants are welcome (and encouraged) to come in costume. Bring a flashlight. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Food vendors will be on site selling snacks and beverages. Sponsored by DIG Magazine.
Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for children ages 6-10. With more of a focus on science content, we will explore the outdoors, do arts and crafts, meet interesting animals and have healthy snacks. This is a perfect opportunity for homeschool parents to supplement their science education curricula in a natural setting. The program is held twice a month and themes change each class. Registration for each month begins on the first of the month prior.
Table tennis is a great way to stimulate mental alertness, concentration and tactical strategy. This makes it the perfect game for seniors! Table tennis also develops mental acuity, improves reflexes, is easy on the joints, burns calories, offers a social outlet, improves balance, and stimulates various parts of the brain.
Tai Chi is an old Chinese form of exercise that integrates the body and mind to improve health, fitness and relaxation. Clinical studies have shown that the slow circular flowing movement enhance muscular strength, flexibility and stamina while improving balance and posture . Come join us for this interesting and unique form of exercises that can be practiced throughout life.