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America, Illustrated:…

Nov 25, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Nov 25 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Blaze Pizza's Wine…

Nov 25, 2015 - Feb 24, 2016
Join as at Blaze Pizza New Orleans for Wine Down Wednesday. Purchase a glass of… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Nov 25, 2015
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Jasper Johns:…

Nov 25, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016
Prints from the Donna Perret Rosen and Benjamin M. Rosen Collection: Jasper… more

Lakefront Arena…

Nov 25 - 25, 2015
The Festival of Praise Tour is bigger and better than ever! The tour was an… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

Nov 25, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Join us for the  Exhibition: "A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum,… more

Patriot, Planter,…

Nov 25, 2015 - Mar 20, 2016
NOMA will present the first exhibition to focus on the works of Pierre-Joseph… more

The Historic New…

Nov 25, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane… more

The Maison Presents -…

Nov 25, 2015 - Jul 26, 2017
The New Orleans Jazz Vipers play a free dinner show at The Maison every… more

The Photography of…

Nov 25, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

Tim Youd: 100 Novels

Nov 25, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Tim Youd will visit NOMA to perform the… more


Nov 25, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016
This exhibition features work by the Japanese artist Bidou Yamaquchi. Trained… more

Visions of US:…

Nov 25, 2015 - Jan 24, 2016
Visions of US explores evolving ideas about American cultural identity from the… more

Bayou Classic…

Nov 26 - 26, 2015
Join us for the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade. The parade will begin at the… more

Clyde & Iggy

Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for the local musical duo Clyde & Iggy.  Their repertoire… more

Fats Domino & Dave…

Nov 26 - Dec 27, 2015
Join us at the Carver Theater for a Music Tribute honoring Legendary Musicians… more

Florida Room: Jessica…

Nov 26 - 29, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to present Florida Room by Jessica Bizer … more

2015 Battle of the…

Nov 27 - 27, 2015
The Bayou Classic is more than a football game. This annual event is one of the… more

Celebration in the…

Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

America, Illustrated:…

Nov 25, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more

Audubon Nature Institute Happenings

Media Contact:
  Katie Smith
Office 504-378-2693
Cell 504-278-0542

Audubon Nature Institute Happenings

July - September 2012
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(New Orleans, La.)-Throughout July, August, and September Audubon Zoo (6500 Magazine St.) is open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday - Sunday 10am - 6pm , Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (1 Canal St.) Entergy IMAX® Theatre (1 Canal St.) and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium (423 Canal St.) are open 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week through Labor Day.

All Audubon attractions resume the "closed Mondays" schedule starting on September 10, 2012.

Audubon Golf Course is open seven days a week, Monday - Sunday.





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Audubon's Dinosaur Adventure at Audubon Zoo
$2.00 - Members
$4.00 - General Public
In addition to Zoo admission.

An Audubon Experience ticket includes admission to Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX® Theatre and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.
Adults (13-64) $35
Children (2-12) $19
Senior Citizens (65+)/Student $19
Please visit for more information on hours of operation and combination admission prices.


Animal Grossology
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Visitors experience some of the stinkiest, slimiest and downright yukkiest creatures on Earth in this new exhibit that takes a slightly different view of the animal kingdom. Solid science and interactive entertainment translates into big fun for Aquarium guests. Learn why cows chew cud, how snail slime could help treat cystic fibrosis, and why the dung beetle is nature's original pooper scooper. Limited engagement - included with admission.

Butterflies in Flight
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
The popular Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation Butterflies in Flight exhibit has reopened with an amazing array of butterflies, new plantings and enhanced exhibitry.

This serene, Asian-inspired garden flutters with life as butterflies swoop and soar from one flower to another-perhaps even resting for a moment on the shoulder of a visitor. Close encounters with these beautiful creatures provide vivid memories that last a lifetime.

Audubon members now go FREE to the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium!


Go 4th on the River
Woldenberg Park
July 4

Celebrate a fantastic July 4th tradition in New Orleans with fireworks at nightfall on the Mississippi River. Visitors enjoy a weekend long (July 4 -8) discount of $4 off any admission to Audubon Aquarium or Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. This deal is not to be combined with other discounts or combos.

Red, White and Butterflies
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
July 7 - 8

Looking for a different way to celebrate Independence Day? How about a visit to the newly renovated Butterfly Garden? In a most unusual salute to our nation's birthday, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium staff creates an American flag out of red, white and blue butterflies! Free with admission, visitors enjoy special butterfly releases, butterfly specimen identification, butterfly dancers, crafts, face painting, and much more fluttering fun! Visit for details.

SEAlebration (Members Only)
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
August 1
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Audubon members spend an evening at the Aquarium with live music, aquarist chats, feedings, stage shows and kids activities. This members-only event is a chance for members to feed stingrays, see a dive show, meet the Aquarium team and be amazed by undersea wonders. This event is FREE for Audubon Members. Not a member? Join now or sign up at the door and join the party!

Scales and Ales
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
September 14

VIP Party: 7:00 p.m.
General Admittance: 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Tickets go on sale in July! Please visit for more information.

With wine and beer from more than 20 bars and delicious cuisine from great local restaurants, party-goers can soak up the sights and sounds at the third annual Scales & Ales. Live music, a fabulous raffle and a unique aquatic atmosphere are highlights of the event. Stroll throughout the Aquarium and onto the plaza overlooking the Mississippi River for an evening to remember.

Scales & Ales supports Audubon's conservation and education program.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will close at 3 pm on Friday, September 14, 2012 to prepare for this event.



The Last Reef 3D


Born to be Wild 3D


The Last Reef 3D


Hurricane on the Bayou


The Last Reef 3D


Born to be Wild 3D


Hurricane on the Bayou


The Last Reef 3D

Schedule subject to change. Check for show times.

Cool Zoo
Audubon Zoo

Audubon Zoo's popular new attraction opens for its second season. Cool Zoo is an amazing array of fun water toys and activities, including a giant white alligator slide. Visit all day long!

Cool Zoo Admission:

Individual tickets:
$5 - members
$7 - non-members
In addition to Zoo admission.
POP tickets: Pay one price and enjoy all of Audubon Zoo's additional-fee attractions, including Cool Zoo, the Endangered Species Carousel, the Swamp Train and Audubon's Dinosaur Adventure. Visit as often as you'd like throughout the whole day!
$9 - members
$12- non-members.
In addition to Zoo admission.


Stroller Safari
Audubon Zoo welcomes a new early childhood program for children 18-36 months with a caregiver starting in September. Please contact Brenda Walkenhorst for details.

Zoo Education/Camp Contact:
Brenda Walkenhorst
Phone: (504) 861-5103 / FAX: (504) 861-2426

Please do not use the PR phone numbers above for general information. The public should call 504 581-4629 or 1-800-774-7394 or visit for details.

Audubon Nature Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit that operates a family of museums and parks dedicated to nature. These New Orleans facilities include: Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Audubon Wilderness Park, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Audubon Nature Institute Foundation.