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 Eustis, Development Officer, at (504) 212-5374 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 Leader of the Pack Sponsor
    Admits 30 with reserved seating for ten inside Audubon Tea Room; 6 reserved parking passes
  • $7,500 Jazzy Jaguar Sponsor
    Admits 22 with reserved seating for eight inside Audubon Tea Room; 4 reserved parking passes
  • $5,000 Magical Mayan Sponsor
    Admits 18 with reserved seating for six in Audubon Tea Room Garden; 2 reserved parking passes
  • $3,000 Inspiring Iguana Sponsor — Admits 12
  • $1,650 Swinging Spider Monkey Sponsor —  Admits 6

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

  • $550 Funky Frog Patron — Admits 2
  • $450 Boogie-Down Bats Junior Patron — Admits 2 (Ages 21-35)
  • $275 Magnificent Macaw Patron Ticket — Admits 1
  • $225 Adventurous Anteater Young 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, 2017.

  • $85 Early Bird Young Member (Ages 21-35) — expires midnight April 1, 2017. Admits 1. Limit two tickets. Non-transferable.
  • $130 Early Bird Member — expires midnight, April 1, 2017. 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

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.
 

American Cold Brew
Annadele's Plantation Restaurant
Antoine's Restaurant
Audubon Catering
Audubon Clubhouse Café
Benedict's Plantation
Bravo! Cucina Italiana
Casablanca Moroccan & Middle Eastern
The Columns Hotel
The Court of Two Sisters
Creole Creamery
Crêpes à la Cart
Crescent City Brewhouse
Custom Catering
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants
Kingfish
Langenstein's Supermarkets
Mahony's Po-Boy
The Melting Pot
New Orleans Ice Cream Company
The New Orleans School of Cooking
Nirvana/Taj Mahal/Rendezvous
Rick's Sporting Saloon
Seed
Sysco Food Services of New Orleans
Vincent's Italian Cuisine
VooDoo BBQ & Grill


If you are interested in becoming a Featured Restaurant, please contact Victoria Amaro at (504) 212-5490 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.
 
If you are interested in becoming a Featured Bar, please contact Victoria Amaro at (504) 212-5490 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Headline Entertainment: Jessie's Girls


Featured Entertainment
Walter "Wolfman" Washington and the Roadmasters


Cooper Plaza Entertainment
Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns


Front Gate Entertainment
Julio Y Cesar

More information coming soon regarding the 2017 Luxury Vehicle Raffle. Tickets were $100 each and a limit of 1,000 were sold. We guarantee one lucky winner (winner need not be present to win)!

Raffle Rules and Regulations

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

More information coming soon on the 2017 silent auction including exotic vacations, dining experiences, collectibles for the sports enthusiast, gorgeous jewelry and more!

A Zoopendous Thanks to our Generous Sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Headline Entertainment Sponsor

Promotional Media Sponsor

Luxury Vehicle Raffle Sponsor

Official Water Sponsor: Evamor

Leader of the Pack Sponsors
Elizabeth A. Boh
Mr. and Mrs. George Rives Cary III / Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Clement Havens
Kevin Clifford and Michele Reynoir 
Eustis Insurance & Benefits
Dathel and John Georges
Goldring Family Foundation
The Kavanagh Foundation
The Monteleone Hotel
Caroline and Bo Reily
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. Tiller / Mr. and Mrs. Brandon N. Berger / The Berger Family
Tulane Health System
Kathleen and Terry White
Virginia and Michael White

Jazzy Jaguar Sponsor
Conwill Family Foundation/Seaport Global Securities 
Gustaf W. McIlhenny Foundation
Jerome S. Glazer Foundation

Magical Mayan Sponsor
Katherine and Bob Boh
Virginia Boulet and Alvin R. Albe, Jr.
Cox Communications
First NBC Bank
IBERIABANK
Latter & Blum Realtors
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry
Kitty and Stephen Sherrill

Inspiring Iguana Sponsor
Bellwether Technology Corporation
Boh Bros. Construction Co., LLC
Patricia and Vernon Brinson
Linda and Gordon Kolb 
Mr. and Mrs. N. Price Lanier
MCC Real Estate - Jaeger Offices 
Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery

Swinging Spider Monkey Sponsors
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Becker
Bryan Subaru
Crescent Capital Consulting
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Delesdernier IV 
Deborah Augustine Elam and Cary Grant
Equitas Capital Advisors
Mrs. H. Mortimer Favrot, Jr.
Gardner Wade DDS, LLC
Holt and Gordon Kolb, Jr. 
Dr. and Mrs. William R. Ladd
Louisiana Lottery Corporation
Marrero Land & Improvement Association, Limited
Monique and Bob McCleskey
The McEnery Company
Helena Moreno and Chris Meeks
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Muller
Pixie and Jimmy Reiss
Southern Orthopaedic Specialists 
Beth and Steve Tope
TurningPoint Foundation 

If you would like to be a Sponsor or Patron, please contact Megan Beer Eustis, Development Officer, at (504) 212-5374 or 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 & Patio throughout the event with upscale cocktail bars and delectable cuisine. Sponsors are also recognized on printed materials including event invitation, event program, event web page, Sponsor and Patron welcome signage at entrance to event, Audubon Nature Institute’s Annual Report and Audubon Zoo’s annual donor wall. Wonderful opportunity to network with 3,000 influential Sponsors and Patrons.

$12,500 Leader of the Pack 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 2017)

$7,500 Jazzy Jaguar 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 Mayan 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 Inspiring Iguana Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus Twelve Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*

$1,650 Swinging Spider 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 Funky Frog Patron
Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus Two Patron level tickets*

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

$275 Magnificent Macaw Single Patron Ticket
Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus One Patron level ticket*

$225 Adventurous Anteater 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 Megan Beer Eustis, Development Officer, at (504) 212-5374 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.