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"Thanks for the…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
Take a seat in the crowd as Bob Hope takes the stage, just as he did during… more

A Taste of the Opera:…

Sep 21 - 28, 2014
A TASTE OF THE OPERA at the French Market every Sunday in September 4:00 p.m.… more

American Theater…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
American Theatre Project of New Orleans (ATPNO) returns to Dillard University's… more

Auditions for Ballet…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
AUDITIONS for Ballet Hysell's, The Nutcracker will be Sunday, September 21,… more

Ballet Hysell's, "The…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
AUDITIONS for Ballet Hysell's, The Nutcracker will be Sunday, September 21,… more

Be the Peace …

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
Be the Peace Meditation Flash Mob is a live event celebrating the… more

CELEBRATE THE BLACK…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
Get your fix of Emeril's famed contemporary New Orleans cuisine at the flagship… more

CELEBRATE THE BLACK…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
NOLA, the casual, funky eatery located in the heart of the French Quarter, is a… more

Dance for Social…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
Dance for Social Change is New Orleans' first outdoor, site-specific dance… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel… more

Jefferson Performing…

Sep 21 - 28, 2014
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society will be opening their 37th Season with an… more

Joe Krown Trio feat.…

Sep 21 - 28, 2014
Join us for the  Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter "Wolfman"… more

Kirk Franklin…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
Kick off Sunday mornings with hoodoo blessings. Get into the spirit with… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 21 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

New Orleans Fringe…

Sep 21 - Oct 15, 2014
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New Orleans Saints…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
The New Orleans Saints & Minnesota Vikings  kick-off at 12 noon. more

Rivertown Theaters…

Sep 21 - 28, 2014
Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film that started it all, we bring the… more

Thanks for the…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
This incredible reenactment lets you take a seat in the crowd as Bob Hope takes… more

The Anthony Bean…

Sep 21 - 28, 2014
Two Trains Running is the powerful, often funny, always compassionate story of… more

The National WWII…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
This incredible reenactment lets you take a seat in the crowd as Bob Hope takes… more

"Thanks for the…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
Take a seat in the crowd as Bob Hope takes the stage, just as he did during… 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