FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2014
Contact: Frank Donze
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 http://auduboninstitute.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=58440837dab4d883e3efe0453&id=54b5349af6&e=df5ee0077c 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.