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Artist Spotlight…

Mar 30 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 30 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 30 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

George Porter Jr. Trio

Mar 30 - 30, 2015
Join us for live entertainment  at the Maple Leaf Bar featuring George… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 30 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 30 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Preservation Jazz…

Mar 30 - 30, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

Tennessee Williams:…

Mar 30 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 30 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Voices Not Forgotten…

Mar 30 - 31, 2015
Many of us have heard our elders talking about the great music and fancy dances… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 31 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Mar 31 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

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

Opera on Tap

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Now in its 8th season, Opera on Tap - New Orleans is attracting people from… more

Smoker's World…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Smoker's World featuring Eric… more

The Victory Belles…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Exhibition Opening -…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art will showcase works from the Ogden… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 30 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… 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