Through your Audubon Membership you are supporting Audubon Nature Institute and all the animals within our care. Thank You!

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    Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

You will receive your membership card approximately five weeks from date of purchase...but don’t delay your visit! Members can always visit the Zoo or Aquarium by showing your photo ID or driver's license at the membership windows, If you are visiting the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium you need to have both a photo ID and your member card. If you have not received your card, you must bring a printed confirmation from your online purchase OR print a temporary membership card and bring it with you. Call us at (504) 861-5105 to be sure you are in our system!

Unlimited free admission to Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium for an entire year

  • $5 admission tickets to Entergy Giant Screen
  • Exclusive member-only appreciation parties
  • Discounts on Cool Zoo admission and Kamba Kourse, train and carousel 
tickets
  • Discounts on Zoo event tickets, kids’ camps, educational programs and most purchases at Audubon gift shops
  • Free subscription to the @Audubon e-mail newsletter
  • 10% discount on greens fees and pro shop purchases at 
Audubon Park Golf Course (some restrictions apply)
  • Discounted admission to Whitney Zoo-To-Do, 
Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Tulane Pediatrics and Scales & Ales

Audubon Nature Institute does not participate in reciprocal agreements with any other Zoo or Aquarium.
 

Individual: $95 (plus sales tax)
Free admission and benefits for one named adult.

Individual Plus: $135 (plus sales tax)
Free admission and benefits for two named adults at same address OR one named adult and one guest.

Family: $155 (plus sales tax)
Free admission and benefits for two named adults at same address and their children/grandchildren age 18 and under OR one named adult and their children/grandchildren age 18 and under plus one guest.

Family Plus*: $190 (plus sales tax)
Same privileges as Family Membership plus one guest and two one-day admission certificates. This category receives the babysitter privilege.

Safari Krewe*: $250 (plus sales tax)
Same as Family Membership plus two guests, six one-day admission passes and two membership cards. This category receives the babysitter privilege for one caregiver.

Wildlife Partner*: $325 (plus sales tax)
Same as Family Membership plus eight guests, six one-day admission passes and two membership cards. This category receives the babysitter privilege for two caregivers. Also, free rides all year on the Zoo Train (for up to four people).

Golden Eagle*: $495 (plus sales tax)
Same as Family Membership plus eight guests, six one-day admission passes, two membership cards and one free gift Family membership. This category receives the babysitter privilege for two caregivers and free rides all year on the Zoo Train (for up to four people).

Senior Individual: $65 (plus sales tax)
Free admission and benefits for one named adult age 65 or over.

Senior Plus: $80 (plus sales tax)
Free admission and benefits for two named adults age 65 or over at same address OR one named adult age 65 or older and one guest.

*  Baby sitter privileges apply to the Family Plus, Safari Krewe, Wildlife Partner and Golden Eagle categories. Your babysitter will receive free admission when visiting with your children. Your membership card, a brief permission note from you and sitter’s photo ID are required on each visit.
* Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable and cannot be applied toward group or camp admission

Audubon Members support the animals within our care. Thank you for your gift of support through membership. Admission to the member events is extended to those covered by your current membership.
Holiday Shopping for Members

  • ZOObilation: June 1, 2016 - Exclusive event for Audubon members at the Zoo.
  • SEAlebration: October 14, 2016 - Explore the wonders of the sea and interact with the Aquarium’s sea creatures at this Members-only party!
  • Taylor Family Free Day: May 21, 2016 - Great grades are rewarded with free admission!
  • Taylor Family Free Day: August 7, 2016 - Great grades are rewarded with free admission!

Print your temporary membership card online
A quick check of your expiration date and member information is also included!

You will receive your membership card approximately five weeks from date of purchase...but don’t delay your visit! Members can always visit the Zoo or Aquarium by showing your photo ID or driver's license at the membership windows, If you are visiting the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium you need to have both a photo ID and your member card.

If you have not received your card, you must bring a printed confirmation from your online purchase OR print a temporary membership card and bring it with you. Call us at (504) 861-5105 to be sure you are in our system!

How can I become an Audubon Member or renew my current/lapsed membership?
You can purchase a membership or renew your current/lapsed membership by joining online, calling (504) 861-5105, or visiting our membership windows at Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas or Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

If I purchase a membership today when will it expire?
Your membership will expire one year from the last day of the month the membership was purchased. For example, if you purchase a membership on 8/12/15 the membership will expire 8/31/16.

Once I join, how soon will I receive my membership card?
Please expect to receive your card approximately five weeks from your date of purchase. Until you receive your card you can always visit by showing your temporary membership card (confirmation email if purchased online) along with your photo ID at the membership windows at the Zoo, Aquarium, and Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. You may also print and use a temporary membership card.

How many membership cards do I receive with my membership?
When you join, you will receive one membership card. If you would like a second card you can purchase it for $5. There is a maximum of two membership cards per membership.

How will I be able to enter the facilities if I have lost or misplaced my membership card?
Once you are a member your information is entered into our database. With your photo ID we can access that database pull up your profile. Please present your ID at any of our membership windows at either the Zoo, Aquarium, or Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. You may also print and use a temporary card along with your photo ID.

How can I buy a membership as a gift?
You can purchase a gift membership at the membership window on your next visit to the Zoo, Aquarium, or Butterfly Garden and Insectarium; purchase a gift membership online; call us at (504) 861-5105 or download the online membership form and send it to us.

How do I determine when my membership expires?
Your membership expiration date is located on your membership card. If you do not have your card you can check your membership expiration date online.

How many children are covered under my membership (Family, Family Plus, Safari Krewe, Wildlife Partner and Golden Eagle)?
The above memberships cover YOUR DEPENDENT children and/or YOUR grandchildren ages 2 – 18. Children/grandchildren under 2 years of ages are FREE to enter the facilities. Any additional children present will be charged general admission to the facility. You can use guest passes for any of the additional children you may have present with you.

The membership I purchased comes with one-day guest passes. When will I receive my guest passes?
All guest passes are mailed with the membership card. You will need to have the guest passes in hand to redeem them for a ticket(s).

Can I still use the guest passes if they were left at home/misplaced/lost? Can they be replaced?
You must have the guest passes with you in order to use them. We are unable to replace guest passes.

My guest passes have expired. Can I still use them?
Guest passes must be used before the expiration date.

How can I replace my lost/stolen membership card?
If your card has been lost or stolen and you would like a replacement, you can purchase a new card for $5 over the phone at (504) 861-5105 or in person at the Zoo, Aquarium, or Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

How do I upgrade my membership and how much will it cost?
If you choose to upgrade your membership, you can do it at any time. The cost to upgrade will be the difference between your current membership and the upgraded membership. For example, if you have the Family Plan ($155) and want to upgrade to the Family Plus Plan ($190) you will pay $35. Upgrading your membership does not RENEW your membership. When you upgrade, your expiration date will remain the same. To upgrade your membership, call us at (504) 861-5105, upgrade online or on site at the membership windows at the Zoo, Aquarium or Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

As a member do I receive any other benefits than free entrance into the Zoo, Aquarium, and Butterfly Garden and Insectarium?
Members enjoy $5 admission to Entergy Giant Screen Theater as well as significant discounts at Audubon's gift shops and golf course. Read the full list of member benefits.

How can I change the address on my membership?
We want to keep in touch! Drop by the membership window at the Zoo, Aquarium, or Butterfly Garden and Insectarium to change your address. Please make sure you have a photo ID with you at the time of the change! You can also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include your old address, new address and let us know if the change is permanent or temporary.

I am not receiving the monthly newsletter, @Audubon. How can I begin receiving this?
Receiving @Audubon is easy! Call us at (504) 861-5105, drop by our membership window at the Zoo, Aquarium, or Butterfly Garden and Insectarium or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This newsletter is electronic so we will need an active email address.

How does the babysitter privilege work? What membership would I have to buy to be able to use it?
The babysitter privilege comes with the Family Plus, Safari Krewe, Wildlife Partner and Golden Eagle memberships. Family Plus and Safari Krewe allows you to send one “babysitter” to the Zoo, Aquarium, or Butterfly Garden and Insectarium with your children and/or grandchildren under the age of 18. Wildlife Partner and Golden Eagle allows you to send two “babysitters." The privilege only allows your children (the children covered under the membership) and the babysitter(s) to enter the facility. All other guests (additional adults and/or children) will have to pay general admission prices. The babysitter(s) will need to present your membership card, a brief permission note stating that they have permission to use the membership, and the babysitter's photo ID to match the permission note.

Is parking at the Aquarium, Theater, and Butterfly Garden and Insectarium free for members?
There is no free parking downtown, but there is discounted parking in certain lots. Self-parking is $5 off at the Badine Parking Lot and Canal Place Parking Garage. At the Hilton Whale Wall Lot and World Trade Center, self-parking rates for up to 6 hours is $7 off of the posted price. For time exceeding 6 hours or a parking rate exceeding $18, regular rates will apply. Parking tickets must be validated at the Aquarium, Theater or Butterfly Garden and Insectarium to receive the parking discount.

Can I bring strollers, wagons and coolers into the Zoo?
You are more than welcome to bring strollers, wagons and ice chests into the Zoo on most days. If the Zoo is hosting a festival (Earth fest, Soul Fest, etc.) you will NOT be allowed to bring a cooler. We do have strollers and wagons for rent at the information booth inside the Zoo.

Is any part of my membership purchase tax deductible?
Please note, per IRS regulations, all charitable organizations must provide a written disclosure statement concerning quid pro quo contributions over $75.00. Our good faith estimate of fair market value of this membership is equal to or greater than the cost of the membership. Therefore, no part of the membership is tax deductible. Please contact your tax advisor for further guidance.

Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable and cannot be applied toward group or camp admission

You are among the top students in Louisiana schools who fulfilled eligibility requirements based on academic excellence! The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, Audubon Nature Institute, and New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) have teamed up to recognize your great work during the school year.

This statewide program rewards students in grades 7 through 12. If your GPA was 2.5 or higher, you’ve earned a membership to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and to NOMA. If your GPA was 3.0 and above you’ve earned a membership to the Aquarium, Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, NOMA, and Audubon Zoo!

Just flash your TAYLOR/AUDUBON/NOMA SCHOLAR MEMBERSHIP CARD for:

  • Unlimited FREE admission for one year for one student and two parents/guardians at all times the facilities are open to the public.
  • 10% off selected items in Audubon and NOMA gift shops.
  • Free admission to Audubon Nature Institute festivals and to special Audubon member events such as SEAlebration and ZOObilation (Depending on membership category).
  • $5 tickets to Entergy Giant Screen Theater.

Lost Your Taylor Membership Card?
If a card is reported as lost, students must bring their 3rd quarter report card with a photo ID to any Zoo or Aquarium membership window to request a new Taylor Award Certificate.


Taylor Family Free Days

Visit with family and friends at Taylor Family Fun Fest on May 21, 2016 and Taylor Family Free Day on August 7, 2016.

  • Your parents or guardians and two family members or friends are invited to visit FREE with you on these special days.

  • Taylor/Audubon Students AND Scholars may visit Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Zoo and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Please check in at the membership window with your Taylor Card before entering.

 Qualifications for Students (Grades 7-12)
    •    Students earning a 2.5 – 2.9 GPA during the 2015-16 school year will receive a one-year membership to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
    •    Students earning a 3.0+ GPA during the 2015-16 school year will, in addition to Aquarium, Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and NOMA memberships, receive a one-year membership to Audubon Zoo.

Principals, Teachers, Counselors
We look forward to helping you reward your hardworking students with FREE memberships to four of Louisiana’s most popular attractions. Learn how your school can participate in the Taylor Awards Program for the 2015-2016 School Year.

Principals, Teachers and Counselors: Due to the recent passage of Acts (#677 and #837) by the Louisiana Legislature, we can no longer request  names or other data about your students. Instead, this year we ask that you submit only the number of qualifying students for each award level. We will ship blank membership certificates for you to personalize and distribute to students.

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