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17th Annual Martin…

Feb 1 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Albinas Prizgintas…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Join us for  Albinas Prizgintas organist/pianist/harpsichordist, Raul… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Feb 1 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Feb 1 - Mar 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

Feb 1 - Mar 1, 2015
Inspired by Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric", this… more

House of Blues Gospel…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Grammy award winning star Kirk Franklin is joining forces with the House of… more

Joe Krown Trio feat.…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Join us for the  Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter "Wolfman"… more

Marigny Opera House…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
New Orleans Singer-Songwriter Sarah Quintana began her musical studies in high… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Feb 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

The Gasperi…

Feb 1 - 22, 2015
Richard Gasperi opened Gasperi Gallery in the French Quarter in 1980.… more

The New Orleans…

Feb 1 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Feb 2 - 2, 2015
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jon Cleary & the…

Feb 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen. more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Feb 2 - 2, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

"Annie"

Feb 3 - 8, 2015
It doesn’t get more Broadway than this, although this popular musical… more

"Organ and Labyrinth"…

Feb 3 - 3, 2015
Join us for  "Organ and Labyrinth" and Candlelight with Albinas… more

Baby Arts Play! at…

Feb 3 - 3, 2015
Instill a love of art at a young age through a guided, hands-on gallery… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Feb 3 - 3, 2015
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Feb 3 - 24, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Music at the Mint…

Feb 3 - 3, 2015
Saxophonist Jerry Embree is one of the busiest musicians in New Orleans. He… more

17th Annual Martin…

Feb 1 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Splash Park's return part of banner day at Audubon Zoo

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 26, 2014
Contact: Frank Donze
Office 504-212-5335
Cell 504-232-7461
fdonze@auduboninstitute.org

Splash Park's return part of banner day at Audubon Zoo 
Cool Zoo reopens for 2014 season
Saturday, April 5, 2014

(New Orleans, La.)  - Looking for a hot spot to chill out?  Cool Zoo, the splash park at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, opens for its fourth season Saturday, April 5, 2014.
 
At Cool Zoo, there's something for everyone: Jumping water spouts, a huge alligator water slide, a spider monkey soaker, water-spitting snakes and more. Cool Zoo also offers shaded seating, family restrooms, a Snack N' Splash concession stand and The Cool Shop offering a variety of warm-weather necessities. The park offers three different splash zones with one area specifically for toddlers and younger kids. Heated water is available at Cool Zoo as needed.

Cool Zoo is located beside the Gottesman Family Endangered Species Carousel. Visitors can exit the splash park and visit all their favorite animals at the Zoo - their wristband will get them back into Cool Zoo throughout the day.

The Cool Zoo admission of $8 for non-members and $6 for members is in addition to Zoo admission. For more information about Cool Zoo, cabana rentals and Pay One Price wristbands that include Dinosaurs, plus unlimited Train rides and Carousel rides, visit http://auduboninstitute.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=58440837dab4d883e3efe0453&id=a41fc45d6c&e=df5ee0077c

Experience three other educational and fun-filled events on April 5 events at Audubon Zoo:

Autism Day/ Zoo Goes Blue:
Audubon Nature Institute is partnering with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to host a special Zoo Goes Blue event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for visitors with autism and their families. Guests can enjoy special activities at the Capital One Stage and Field, including music and animal encounters,and learn more about Autism Speaks and its programs in New Orleans. Boudreaux D. Nutria, the mascot of the New Orleans Zephyrs, will be on hand from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Eileen Lumar-Johnson, director of community relations at Audubon Nature Institute at ejohnson@auduboninstitute.org for information about a special admission offer for individuals with autism and their families.
 
Ethical Taxidermy Workshop:
This taxidermy workshop covers theprocess from beginning to end. Participants will receive an ethically obtained rabbit and all supplies necessary to preserve a specimen from death to display. Attendees will learn about anatomy, sculpture and tanning of a rabbit. If you have questions, please contact the instructor, Mickey Alice Kwapis, at mickey@detroittaxidermy.com
The fee for the course is $200 and covers all supplies and materials.
 
Papa Tortuga documentary and lecture (Dominion Auditorium):
Fernando Manzano, known as Papa Tortuga, is the extraordinary man who inspired a film, that documents his efforts to save the world's most endangered sea turtles in his native Mexico where he turns poachers into protectors. At 7 p.m., Manzano will show the film "Papa Tortuga,'' which has aired on the Emmy Award-winning, PBS series, "Nature's Heroes,'' then discuss his endeavors. The program is free. A cash bar reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. http://auduboninstitute.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=58440837dab4d883e3efe0453&id=215a804074&e=df5ee0077c