POSTED: Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 11:26am
UPDATED: Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 1:26pm
BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) —
The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey ‘Zing Zang Zoom’ Gold Tour is in Baton Rouge this weekend. The show opens Thursday night. They will be at the River Center in downtown Baton Rouge through Sunday. If you get there early, you can try out circus life from center stage.
"You get to meet the performers; you get to try on some costumes from previous editions of Ringling Brothers’ Circus,” says Jason Gibson, ‘Zing Zang Zoom’ production manager. “You walk a wire, learn to juggle, get a free clown nose, get a free temp tattoo. We also bring out Duchess, our elephant. She does an elephant footprint and you can sign up to win that, so there are all kinds of things to do even before the show begins."
That interactive preview is free with your ticket. Those start at just $10 for kids. For more information, go to: http://www.ringling.com/ 
Tune in to NBC33 News at 5pm for a look at circus life from behind the curtain.