Upcoming Events



Oct 21 - 21, 2016
Artist Thomas Mann will don his chef's hat to host a private… more

Annual ‘Up on the…

Oct 21 - 21, 2016
The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital – a not-for-profit… more

Art is the Driving…

Oct 21 - Dec 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 21 - 29, 2016
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Concerts in the…

Oct 21 - 21, 2016
Now in its ninth year, The Historic New Orleans Collection's Concerts in the… more

Danse Macabre- The…

Oct 21 - 30, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection will be offering a special Halloween-themed… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 21, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Dragon Eye Moon

Oct 21 - 21, 2016
This band plays all the mixtures of Rock-N-Roll music. more

Education Gallery…

Oct 21 - Nov 27, 2016
Artists and Sense of Place Residency Show featuring artwork created by students… more

Ghosts in the Oaks

Oct 21 - 23, 2016
Join us at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly… more

Historic New Orleans…

Oct 21, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

House of Blues…

Oct 21 - Dec 30, 2016
Every Friday join us in the Voodoo Garden for live music, beer and drink… more

New Orleans Secrets…

Oct 21 - 22, 2016
Part ghost hunt, part séance...there's nothing else in New Orleans like… more

Ogden Museum of…

Oct 21 - Nov 8, 2016
Each year, the Ogden Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead),… more

Oktoberfest NOLA

Oct 21 - 22, 2016
Cost $8 - children 12 and under free - tickets available at gate … more

Spooky Tour for Kids

Oct 21, 2016 - Sep 21, 2026
On this tour for kids, we will search for and possibly find these playful and… more

The Franchise

Oct 21 - Dec 30, 2016
The best of the cream of the crop. A showcase of the heavyweights. The… more

Wheel Fun Rentals…

Oct 21 - 23, 2016
Located at New Orleans City Park, Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch is the place… more

" Enduring Legacy,…

Oct 22 - 22, 2016
The Louisiana Creole Research Association presents a special collaboration of… more

Annual Susan G. Komen…

Oct 22 - 22, 2016
Help Fight Breast Cancer! The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series raises… more


Oct 21 - 21, 2016
Artist Thomas Mann will don his chef's hat to host a private… 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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Sr. Citizen (65+)/Student





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.