FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2014
Contact: Frank Donze
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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