Audubon Zoo will be closed on Friday, May 5, 2017 to prepare for Whitney Zoo-To-Do.

Q: What should I wear?
A: The Dress Code for the evening is black tie or white linen suit for men and cocktail attire for women.

Q: Are food and drink included in my ticket price?

A: Yes! This event offers more than 70 famous New Orleans restaurants and more than 30 cocktail bars. Your ticket also includes all live entertainment!

Q: Where can I park?

A: Parking is free and available in the Audubon Zoo parking lot.

Q: Can I bring young children?
A: This is an adults-only event; babies and children will not be admitted. Louisiana law prohibits the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by any person under the age of 21 unless accompanied by his or her parent or spouse over the age of 21.

Q: How do I become a Sponsor or Patron?
A: Please contact Megan Beer, Development Officer, at (504) 212-5374.

Q: I have more questions, who can help?
A: For more information, please contact the Zoo-To-Do Office at (504) 861-6160 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Spend a memorable evening at the 2017 Whitney Zoo-To-Do, Audubon Zoo's signature fundraising event celebrating its 40th year. Your ticket purchase includes live entertainment, premium cocktails and delicious cuisine from local restaurants. Tickets will go on sale closer to the event so please watch this page ticket purchasing opportunities!

Sponsor Tickets
7:00 p.m. - Midnight (Audubon Tea Room, Garden Tent, Patron Lounge and Patio)

  • $12,500 Laughingthrush Lead Sponsor*
    Admits 30 with reserved seating for ten inside Audubon Tea Room; 6 reserved parking passes
  • $7,500 Sassy Spoonbill Sponsor*
    Admits 22 with reserved seating for eight inside Audubon Tea Room; 4 reserved parking passes
  • $5,000 Magical Macaw Sponsor*
    Admits 18 with reserved seating for six in Audubon Tea Room Garden; 2 reserved parking passes
  • $3,000 Wonderful Weaver Sponsor* — Admits 12
  • $1,650 Singing Starling Sponsor* —  Admits 6

Patron Tickets
7:00 p.m. - Midnight (Patron Lounge and Patio)

  • $550 Playful Peacock Patron* — Admits 2
  • $450 Junglefowl Junior Patron* — Admits 2 (Ages 21-35)
  • $275 Scarlet Ibis Single Patron Ticket* — Admits 1
  • $225 Peppy Parakeet Young Single Patron Ticket* — Admits 1 (Ages 21-35)

Gala Tickets
8:00 p.m. - Midnight (Audubon Zoo Grounds)
The Early Bird Discount for Audubon Members expires midnight April 1, 2016.

  • $85 Early Bird Young Member (Ages 21-35) — expires midnight April 1, 2016. Admits 1. Limit two tickets. Non-transferable.
  • $130 Early Bird Member — expires midnight, April 1, 2016. Admits 1. Limit four tickets. Non-transferable.
  • $110 Young Audubon Member (Ages 21-35) — Admits 1. Limit two tickets. Non-transferable.
  • $155 Audubon Member — Admits 1. Non-transferable.
  • $175 Individual (Non-Audubon Member) — Admits 1   

* Whitney Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level all access tickets will allow entry to the air conditioned Audubon Tea Room, Garden Tent and Patron Lounge.
*Patron level tickets will allow access to the air conditioned Patron Lounge and the Patron Patio, where Sponsors and Patrons can mingle while enjoying a private view of the Main Stage.

Limited Reservations. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are not sold at the gate. No refunds.
 

The amazing variety of food and beverages is sure to please even the most discerning palate. Every year, more than 70 famous New Orleans restaurants offer rich samplings of local and international cuisine. Audubon Nature Institute gratefully recognizes the support of the establishments who have committed to help making Whitney Zoo-To-Do a huge success!

2016 Featured Restaurants:

5Fifty5
Amici Ristorante & Bar
Annadele's Plantation Restaurant Bed and Breakfast
Another Broken Egg Café
Antoine's Restaurant
Araña Taqueria
Audubon Catering
Avo
Benedict's Plantation & Catering
Bombay Club
Bon Ton Café
Bravo! Metairie
Broussard's
Byblos Restaurants
Clancy's Restaurant
The Columns Hotel
Creole Creamery
Crêpes à la Cart
Crescent City Brewhouse
Custom Catering
Dorignac's
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants
Haydel's Bakery
House of Blues New Orleans
Juan's Flying Burrito
Kajun Kettle Foods, Inc.
Kingfish
Langenstein's Supermarkets
Legacy Kitchen
Love, Cookie
Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant
Ma Momma's House of Cornbread, Chicken & Waffles
Maple Street Café
The Melting Pot Restaurant

New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Co.
New Orleans Ice Cream Company
The New Orleans School of Cooking
Nirvana/Taj Mahal/Rendezvous
P.F. Chang's Bistro
Petra Restaurant
Quintin's Natural Ice Cream + Sorbet
Reginelli's Pizzeria
Riccobono's Peppermill
Rick's Sporting Saloon
Royal House
Salú Bistro and Bar
Saucy's
Seed
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Slice Pizzeria
St. James Cheese Company
Superior Seafood
Swiss Confectionery
Sysco Food Services of New Orleans
Ted Brennan's Decatur
Teddy’s Café in The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
TGI Fridays
Vincent's
VooDoo BBQ & Grill
Wendy's
Whole Foods Market
Whoodoo BBQ

The amazing variety of food and beverages is sure to please even the most discerning palate. Every year, more than 40 specialty and full service cocktail bars to entice you with classic libations and creative concoctions. Audubon Nature Institute gratefully recognizes the support of the establishments who have committed to help making Whitney Zoo-To-Do a huge success!

2016 Featured Cocktail Bars and Beverage Donors:

Audubon Catering
Barrel Proof
Bayou Teche Brewing Company
Bombay Club
Bourbon Heat
Bruno's Tavern
Cat's Meow
Cool Brew Coffee by New Orleans Coffee Company
Crescent City Brewhouse
Glazer's
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Le Bon Temps Roule
Legacy Kitchen
Monkey Hill Bar
NOLA Brewing Company
Parlay's
Pernod Ricard USA
Republic National Distributing Company
Rick's Saloon
Roman Candy Rum
Rue St. Louis/Sneaky Pete's
Society Page Lounge
Superior Grill
Swirl Wine Bar & Market
TGI Fridays
The Bulldog / Lager's Ale House
The Columns Hotel
Tiki Tolteca
Twelve Mile Limit
Winston's Pub & Patio

 

Since 1972, the hallmark of Whitney Zoo-To-Do has been show-stopping musical talent. Throughout our history, we have featured a number of award winning artists, such as The Temptations, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and The Village People. In keeping with tradition, the 2016 event will feature a phenomenal blend of local talent and a high-energy headline act that has everyone dancing until midnight.

2016 Headline Entertainment: Emerald City

More Music Showcased on Three Stages

  • Al "Lil Fats" Jackson
    Capital One Stage
  • Treme Brass Band
    Cooper Plaza
  • Uptown Electric String Quartet
    Lupin Arrival Plaza

The 2016 Zoo-To-Do Luxury Vehicle Raffle featured a 2016 Lexus ES350 generously donated by Lexus of New Orleans. This car, valued at $39,195, epitomizes luxury and convenience.

Tickets were $100 each and a limit of 1,000 were sold. We guarantee one lucky winner (winner need not be present to win)!

Lexus ES350 Features Include:

  • 268 Horsepower, 3.5 Liter, Four Cam 24-Valve V6 engine and Dual VVT-i
  • Class Leading 10 standard airbags
  • Backup Camera
  • Color LCD multi-information display with Meter Link
  • 17” Aluminum Alloy Split 10-Spoke Wheels
  • Lexus Premium Display Audio system with color multimedia display and 8 speakers
  • HD Radio with iTunes tagging and SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Subscription-free Traffic and Weather updates via HD Radio
  • Bluetooth and USB smartphone connectivity
  • Power Tilt and Slide Moonroof and Power Windows with One-Touch auto Open/Close
  • 10 way Power-adjustable with Lumbar
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with air filters and smog sensor
  • Smart Access with Push-Button Start/Stop
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control
  • Automatic On/Off LED Low Beam and Halogen High Beam Headlamps
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist (BA)
  • Lexus Enform safety Connect: Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assist Buttton (SOS) and Roadside Assistance, Lexus Enform Service Connect (1-year trial subscription included)

Raffle Rules and Regulations

A Zoopendous thanks to LEXUS of New Orleans for their generous support!

The 2016 Online auction has closed. Check this site in 2017 to see all of the wonderful offerings, including exotic vacations, dining experiences, collectibles for the sports enthusiast, gorgeous jewelry and more!

Thank you 2016 Sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Luxury Vehicle Raffle Sponsor

Headline Entertainment Sponsor

Promotional Media Sponsor

Official Patron Party Sponsor
Boatner Reily Family Fund

Official Clothing Sponsor

Laughingthrush Lead Sponsors

Caroline and Murray Calhoun
Mr. and Mrs. George Rives Cary III and Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Clement Havens
Kevin Clifford and Michele Reynoir
Jerome S. Glazer Foundation
Goldring Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. Tiller/Mr. and Mrs. Brandon B. Berger/The Berger Family

Sassy Spoonbill Sponsors
The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation
Conwill Family Foundation/Seaport Global Securities
Cox Communications
Gustaf W. McIlhenny Foundation
The New Orleans Advocate
Reily Foods Company

Magical Macaw Sponsors
AECOM
Burnett & Company, Inc./QBE
Chevron
Chevron Oronite
Cherise and Bart Farris
First NBC Bank
Mr. and Mrs. Eric H. Groh
IBERIABANK
Jones Walker LLP
Linda and Gordon Kolb
Latter & Blum, Inc.
The Lupin Foundation
MetLife Premier Client Group of Louisiana
New Orleans Saints
Mrs. Myrtis L. Nims
Pan-American Life Insurance Group
Patrick Family Foundation
Pelican Coast Neckwear
Postlethwaite & Netterville
Prebula Public Relations, LLC
Raul Ramos Audi New Orleans
Search Influence
Kitty and Stephen Sherrill
Trader Joe's
Vanir Construction Management
Robert E. Zetzmann Family Foundation

Wonderful Weaver Sponsors
Aon Risk Solutions
Bellwether Technology Corporation
Caesars Foundation/Harrah’s New Orleans
Jeanie and Peter Coleman
Entergy New Orleans, Inc.
Barbara and Clark Fitz-Hugh
Hever Foundation/Mrs. Anne K. Montgomery
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce R. Hoefer, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. N. Price Lanier
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Manning
MCC Real Estate Group
Morphy Makofsky, Inc.
New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau
Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery
Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.
Valero Energy Foundation
Dr. Randall M. Wilk

Singing Starling Sponsors
Acadian Ambulance Service
Kate and Ulf Andresen
Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Aucion and Mr. Nick Ursin
Auto-Chlor Services, L.L.C.
Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. John D'Arcy Becker
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Bertuzzi
Elizabeth A. Boh
Boh Bros. Construction Co., LLC
Bollinger Enterprises, LLC
Virginia Boulet and Alvin R. Albe, Jr.
Ashley and Edgar Bright
Patricia and Vernon Brinson
Mr. and Mrs. Riemer Calhoun, Jr.
Corporate Travel Management/Mr. and Mrs. Bradley J. Weaver
Crescent Capital Consulting
Edie and David Darragh
Mrs. Elizabeth Delesdernier
Mr. Brooke H. Duncan
Carmen and Kelly Duncan
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Favret, Demarest, Russo, Lutkewitte & Schaumburg
Mrs. H. Mortimer Favrot, Jr.
Fishman Haygood
Fowler Rodriguez
Catherine and Peter Freeman
Friends of Sicily
Gardner Wade DDS, LLC
Gottsegen Orthodontics
Anne and Bill Grace
Stephanie and Jim Huger
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Kerrigan, Jr.
Holt and Gordon Kolb, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. William R. Ladd
Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries
Elly and Merritt Lane III
LaPorte CPAs
Louisiana Lottery Corporation
Marrero Land and Improvement Association, Limited
Holly and Fred Mentz
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Muller
Thomas M. O'Keefe
Peter Mayer Advertising
Dr. Patrick and Nga Quinlan
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Rowan, Jr.
Mary and Nicholas Shay
Sholas Medical Consulting, LLC
Southern Orthopaedic Specialists
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew E. Stall
Mr. Charles C. Teamer, Sr.
WAKA Kickball
Kelly, Kathy and David Waltemath
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Westfeldt II

A Zoopendous Thanks to our Generous 2016 Sponsors!
If you would like to be a Sponsor or Patron, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Whitney Zoo-To-Do Exclusive Sponsor Benefits
Early and exclusive admittance to the air-conditioned Jerome S. Glazer Audubon Tea Room, Garden Tent, Patron Lounge and Patron Patio throughout the event with upscale cocktail bars and delectable cuisine provided by Audubon Catering. Sponsors are also recognized on printed materials, including event invitation, event program, event web page ($12,500 contributions and above), Sponsor and Patron welcome signage at entrance to event, Audubon Nature Institute’s Annual Report and Audubon Zoo’s annual donor wall. Opportunity to network with 3,000 influential Sponsors and Patrons.

$12,500 Laughingthrush Lead Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:

  • Thirty Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*
  • One reserved table with seating for ten inside the Jerome S. Glazer Audubon Tea Room
  • Six reserved parking passes
  • Logo recognition on reserved table, event program, Sponsor/Patron welcome signage and Audubon Nature Institute website
  • Twenty-four Audubon Nature Institute Facility Passes (expire December 2016)

$7,500 Sassy Spoonbill Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:

  • Twenty-two Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*
  • One reserved table with seating for eight inside the Jerome S. Glazer Audubon Tea Room
  • Four reserved parking passes

$5,000 Magical Macaw Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:

  • Eighteen Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*
  • One reserved table with seating for six inside the Jerome S. Glazer Audubon Tea Room Garden Tent
  • Two reserved parking passes

$3,000 Wonderful Weaver Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus Twelve Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*

$1,650 Singing Starling Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus Six Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*


Whitney Zoo-To-Do Exclusive Patron Benefits
Patrons will enjoy early admittance to the event with access to the air-conditioned Patron Lounge where hand-crafted libations, including the official Whitney Zoo-To-Do "signature cocktail" will be served alongside delectable cuisine from some of New Orleans' finest restaurants. Patrons will also enjoy comfortable lounge seating, as well as access to an expanded Patron Patio with a private view of the main stage. Patrons are also recognized on printed materials, including event invitation, event program, Sponsor and Patron welcome signage at entrance to event, Audubon Nature Institute’s Annual Report and Audubon Zoo’s annual donor wall. Opportunity to network with 3,000 influential Sponsors and Patrons.

$550 Playful Peacock Patron
Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus Two Patron level tickets*

$450 Junglefowl Junior Patron (Ages 21-35)
Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus Two Patron level tickets*

$275 Scarlet Ibis Single Patron Ticket
Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus One Patron level ticket*

$225 Peppy Parakeet Young Single Patron Ticket (Ages 21-35)
Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus One Patron level ticket*

*Whitney Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level all access tickets will allow entry to the air-conditioned Audubon Tea Room, Garden Tent and Patron Lounge. Patron level tickets will allow entry to the air-conditioned Patron Lounge and the Patron Patio, where Sponsors and Patrons can mingle while enjoying hand-crafted libations, delectable cuisine and a private view of the main stage.

If you would like to be a Sponsor or Patron, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Development Officer, at (504) 212-5374.

According to IRS guidelines, only contributions over the value of dining and entertainment are tax-deductible. For all Sponsor and Patron categories, the non-deductible value is $60/ticket. Thank you for your support.