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17th Annual Martin…

Mar 6 - 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 6 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 6 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 6 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

Friends of the…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Local jazz band, the Panorama Jazz Band, will bookend the final concert of… more

International…

Mar 6 - 7, 2015
Now in its seventh year, the New Orleans International Children's Film… more

Jefferson Arts…

Mar 6 - 15, 2015
Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 6 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring Groovesect. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 6 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Billie performs mainly in an avant-garde, free style painting expansive… more

Opening Reception -…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Join us  for a free opening reception for Radcliffe Bailey: Recent Works… more

Ponchatoula Antique…

Mar 6 - 8, 2015
Featuring-Antique Collectibles Booth, Fine Arts & Crafts Booth, Food Booth,… more

Preservation Jazz…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

Preservation Resource…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
The patron party features specialty cocktails and cuisine from world famous… more

Stage Door Canteen…

Mar 6 - Apr 5, 2015
"Always ... Patsy Cline," a musical play, complete with down-home… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Mar 6 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Boat Show

Mar 6 - 8, 2015
The entire Mercedes-Benz Superdome floor will evolve into the region's largest… more

The French Market…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Deborah Etienne creates her gumbo while the local musicians talk about the… more

17th Annual Martin…

Mar 6 - 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