Upcoming Events


"Let Them Eat Cake!"…

Oct 25 - Nov 9, 2016
Join us for Exhibition for "Let Them Eat Cake!"  Fine Art… more

"Organ & Labyrinth"-…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
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An Evening with David…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
The Orpheum Theater has announced David Sedaris, one of America’s… more

Art is the Driving…

Oct 25 - Dec 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

ART21: Mexico City

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
Join us for a screening of "Mexico City" from season 8 of PBS'… more

Danse Macabre- The…

Oct 25 - 30, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection will be offering a special Halloween-themed… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 25, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Education Gallery…

Oct 25 - Nov 27, 2016
Artists and Sense of Place Residency Show featuring artwork created by students… more

Historic New Orleans…

Oct 25, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Ogden Museum of…

Oct 25 - Nov 8, 2016
Each year, the Ogden Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead),… more

Opening Reception for…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
Join us for The Opening Reception for "Let Them Eat Cake!"This will… more

Pablove Shutterbug…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
We are celebrating the work of our 2016 New Orleans Pablove Shutterbugs… more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 25 - 30, 2016
Join us for the Illusionists- Live from Broadway. This mind blowing spectacular… more


Oct 25, 2016 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Oct 26, 2016 - Jan 07, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Dean's List

Oct 26 - Dec 28, 2016
Dean's List is a variety show of a most unusual kind. This show blends improv,… more

Evenings with Enrique

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Join us for Evenings with Enrique! This series features entertainment, and… more

Happy's Running Club…

Oct 26 - Dec 28, 2016
Join us every Wednesday  for a  fun 5k or close at the Happy's Irish… more

Le Meridien New…

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Join us for "Art + Aperitifs," a fun, interactive painting class… more

Light Up the Night…

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Visiting the city, whether from afar or from just across the bridge? Looking to… more

"Let Them Eat Cake!"…

Oct 25 - Nov 9, 2016
Join us for Exhibition for "Let Them Eat Cake!"  Fine Art… more

Audubon Zoo and Irma Thomas Continue Beloved Tradition



May 5, 2014
Contact: Frank Donze
Office 504-212-5335
Cell 504-232-7461


Audubon Zoo and Irma Thomas 
Continue Beloved Tradition 

Grammy winner returns for 31st consecutive year 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

(New Orleans, La.) - When it comes to popular pairings in New Orleans, Irma Thomas and Audubon Zoo are like red beans and rice.

On Sunday, May 11, the Grammy Award winner will be back on familiar ground for the 31st year in a row as headliner for the annual Mother's Day Celebration.

The event is once again sponsored by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and co-sponsored by mobile telecommunications company metroPCS.  Guests will receive discount coupons from Popeyes upon entering while supplies last.

Mother's Day at Audubon Zoo always draws big crowds, so non-members are urged to buy tickets online ahead of time. Guests with advance tickets can skip the long lines and walk right in through a special entrance.

Audubon Nature Institute members and all moms get in free for the full day of food, music and family fun that begins at 10 a.m.

Music begins on the Capital One Stage at 12:30 p.m. with Meschiya Lake and Little Big Horns. Irma Thomas and her band, The Professionals, will perform from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. 

Shop for jewelry at the craft tents and pick out something special for your mother. A menu including po-boys, plate lunches and desserts will be available for purchase so Mom doesn't have to cook on her special day, Remember, no outside food or beverage is allowed at Audubon Zoo special events and festivals.

Arrive early and bring the swim suits and towels to enjoy Cool Zoo, a wild and wet splash park near the Endangered Species Carousel. Cool Zoo admission is $6 for members and $8 for non-members in addition to regular Zoo admission.

Mother's Day activities are included in admission to Audubon Zoo, which is $17.50 for adults, $12 for children 2-12, and $13 for seniors 65+. Audubon Nature Institute members are admitted free of charge. Audubon Zoo is located at 6500 Magazine Street. For information, visit or phone (504) 581-4629.

Audubon Nature Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit that operates a family of museums and parks dedicated to nature. These New Orleans facilities include: Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Audubon Nature Institute Foundation. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.