Audubon Zoo will close at 1:00pm on Friday, April 28, 2017 to prepare for Zoo-To-Do for Kids.

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

A: Yes! Cuisine from more than forty local restaurants, quick kid-friendly snacks and drinks for the kids are included in the ticket price.

Q: Where can I park?

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

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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This is New Orleans’s premier benefit event for kids. Audubon Zoo is transformed into a magical playland filled with giant inflatables, live entertainment and complimentary food and libations to delight every palate. Tickets will go on sale closer to the event so please watch this page ticket purchasing opportunities!

Sponsor and Patron Tickets
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • $10,000 VIP Hospitality Tent Sponsor
    Admits 40 with reserved seating / Also admits 12 to Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron Lounge and Sponsor Party*

  • $5,000 Cuckoo Cockatoo Area Sponsor
    Admits 20 with reserved seating / Also admits 6 to Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron Lounge and Sponsor Party*

  • $2,500 Eager Egret Entertainment Sponsor
    Admits 10 with reserved seating / Also admits 4 to Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron Lounge and Sponsor Party*

  • $1,500 Partying Parrot Patron
    Admits 8 / Also admits 4 to Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron Lounge*

  • $800 Toucan Tango Patron
    Admits 4 / Also admits 2 to Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron Lounge*

  • $400 Funky Flamingo Patron
     Admits 6

Early Admittance Tickets
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$40 Individual- Admits 1

General Admittance Tickets
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • $25 Individual (Non-Member) - Admits 1
  • $20 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. Whitney Zoo-To-Do will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 7:00pm until Midnight.



Visit the many stages throughout the event with live music and sing-along groups for the kids. There are also games, inflatables, crafts, magicians, face painters and more!

2016 Main Stage & Junior Area:

  • Debby Dillehay Dance Troupe
  • Guitar Center Private Music Lessons
  • Mandeville Show Choir
  • Muggivan School of Irish Dance
  • NOHA: New Orleans Hispaño America Dance Group
  • Tiger Rock – Martial Arts
  • Super Stars

2016 Featured Entertainers:

  • Tulane Pediatrics

  • Audubon's Coastal Wildlife Network - Stranding and Rescue Program
  • Baby Bump Maternity & Children's Boutique
  • Black & Gold Super Fans
  • Bricks4Kidz
  • Build-A-Bear
  • Carla's Musikgarten
  • Chuck E Cheese
  • Coastal Conservation
  • Columbia Pictures' THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE in Theatres May 20
  • Crescent City Music Together
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Darth Vader & Characters from Star Wars
  • Debby Dillehay Dance Troupe
  • Dr. Jazz
  • Fight Fat Forever, Inc.
  • Fun Services, Inc.
  • G.U.L.F.
  • Gap Kids
  • Guitar Center Private Music Lessons
  • Gym Rompers New Orleans & Metairie
  • The Home Depot District #04
  • Humana
  • ICEE Company
  • JPRD Eastbank Summer Camp
  • Junior League of New Orleans - Kids in the Kitchen
  • Kindermusik with Madeline
  • Lakeside Shopping Center
  • Launch Model and Talent
  • Le Jouet, Inc
  • LEXUS of New Orleans Raffle Sales Tent
  • Louisiana Children's Museum
  • Louisiana Fire Soccer Club
  • LSUHSC Child and Family Counseling Clinic
  • Mandeville Show Choir
  • Mardi Gras World
  • Metairie Park Country Day School
  • Muggivan School of Irish Dance
  • National Safety Council
  • New Orleans Pelicans Experience
  • New Orleans Saints Experience
  • NOHA: New Orleans Hispaño America Dance Group
  • nola baby & family magazine
  • NOLA Wax Hands
  • Ochsner Academic Outreach
  • Ochsner Health System - The CHOP Program
  • Ochsner Smoking Cessation
  • Palm Village, A Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store
  • Porta-Puppet Players
  • R.E.A.D. (Reading Enrichment And Development)
  • Regions Bank
  • The Sleepy Animals, Inc.
  • Southern Orthopaedic Specialists
  • Super Stars
  • The Swamp Kids
  • Tiger-Rock Martial Arts
  • Travel Central American Express
  • Tulane Cheerleading
  • Tulane University Infant & Toddler Development Project
  • Wendy's
  • Wild Thing! Kids Triathalon
  • WTUL 91.5 FM with Chris Trochez
  • Xavier Gold Nuggets - Women's Basketball
  • Young Rembrants of Southeast Louisiana
  • Zapp's Potato Chips, Inc.
  • ZOOMobile
  • ZukaBaby+KINDRED Studios

Audubon Zoo Attractions:

  • Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
  • Audubon Composts
  • Audubon Marketplace Raffle
  • Audubon Nature Institute – Birthday Party Raffle
  • Free Carousel and Swamp Train Rides
  • Handheld Animal Interactions

If you would like to be a Featured Entertainer at the 2016 event, please call the Zoo-To-Do Office at (504) 861-6160.

Zoo-To-Do for Kids features cuisine from local restaurants and quick kid-friendly snacks that will please both children and adults. More than forty local restaurants attend the event with their generously donated dishes, sure to delight every appetite!

2016 Featured Restaurants:

Audubon Catering
Audubon Zoo Concessions
Brown's Dairy
The Columns Hotel
CoolBrew Coffee by New Orleans Coffee Company
Creole Creamery
Crêpes à la Cart
Custom Catering
Cypress Catering
d'Juice Fresh Juice & Smoothies
Dorignac's Catering
Five Happiness
Frankie & Johnny's Restaurant
The Fresh Market
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
The ICEE Company
Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls
Leidenheimer Baking Company
Love, Cookie
Lucky Dogs
McAlister's Deli
Milo's Tea Company
Moe's Southwest Grill (Metairie/Gretna)
New Orleans Ice Cream Co.
PepsiCo FoodService
Pinkberry
Plum St. Snoballs
Pralines by Jean...and Cupcakes too!
Quintin's Natural Ice Cream & Sorbet
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Reginelli's Pizzeria
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Slice Pizzeria
Snow Wonder
Southern Hospitality Catering
Sysco Food Services of New Orleans
Tchoup Stop
Ted's Frostop
TGI Fridays
VooDoo BBQ and Grill
Wendy's
Whoodoo BBQ
Zapp's Potato Chips

*The VIP Hospitality Tent will have upscale cuisine and beverages provided by Audubon Catering. 


If you are interested in becoming a Featured Restaurant at the 2016 Zoo-To-Do for Kids, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Lawton Fabacher.

Thank You 2016 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

VIP Hospitality Tent Sponsor

Cuckoo Cockatoo Area Sponsors

Playground Sponsor
Celeste and Curtis Eustis
 
Gottesman Endangered Species Carousel Sponsor
The Little / Eustis Group  
Merrill Lynch

Toddler Area Sponsor

Junior Arcade Sponsor

Front Gate Sponsor

Bubble Bash Sponsor

Swamp Train Sponsor

Cooper Plaza Sponsor

Sea Lion Pool Sponsor

Princess Play land Sponsor

The Saints and Pelicans Experience

Think "TOPS" Junior Area Sponsor

Orangutan Overview Sponsor
The Shane and Holley Guidry Foundation

Eager Egret Sponsors
Audubon Dermatology
Capital One Bank
The Charpentier and Long Families
CeCe and Trevor Colhoun and Family
ED&F Man Liquid Products
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin C. Fayard, Jr.
Charlotte Gottesman and Lisa and Sandy Gottesman
Nancy and Stephen Hales/Hales Pediatrics
Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott Key
LSUHSC Child & Family Counseling Clinic
Magnolia Fleet
Mardi Gras World
Ochsner Hospital for Children
Kara and David Schonberg Family Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. Tiller
The Toler Foundation
 

A Zoopendous Thanks to our Generous 2016 Sponsors!

There are great benefits to being a Sponsor or Patron. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Exclusive Sponsor Benefits
Admission to the private Sponsor/Patron Hospitality Tent at five o’clock with upscale beverage bars, delectable cuisine and interactive children’s entertainment. Sponsors will also receive a reusable tote bag and a reserved parking permit. Sponsors are recognized on printed materials including event invitation, Zoo-To-Do for Kids and Zoo-To-Do event programs, Sponsor/Patron welcome signage at entrance to event, Patron favor bag, event web page, Audubon Nature Institute’s Annual Report and Audubon Zoo’s annual donor wall.

$10,000 Patron Party Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:

  • Logo and name recognition on Hospitality Tent entrance, Patron favor bag and event program
  • Forty Sponsor/Patron level wristbands
  • One reserved table with company logo and name inside the Hospitality Tent
  • Six reserved parking permits
  • Twelve Whitney Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*
  • Three Whitney Zoo-To-Do reserved parking permits
  • Twenty Audubon Nature Institute Facility Passes (expire December 2016)

$5,000 Cuckoo Cockatoo Area Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:

  • Title sponsorship of the kids area of your choice (limited # available)
  • Exclusive logo and name recognition on banner displayed at the entrance to your sponsor area
  • Logo and name recognition on Patron favor bag and event program
  • Twenty Sponsor/Patron level wristbands
  • One reserved table with company logo and name inside the Hospitality Tent
  • Four reserved parking permits
  • Six Whitney Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*
  • Two Whitney Zoo-To-Do reserved parking permits
  • Fifteen Audubon Nature Institute Facility Passes (expire December 2016)

$2,500 Eager Egret Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:

  • Shared logo and name recognition for all entertainment sponsors on banner displayed on Capital One Main Stage
  • Logo and name recognition on Patron favor bag and event program
  • Ten Sponsor/Patron level wristbands
  • One reserved table with name inside the Hospitality Tent Patio
  • Two reserved parking permits
  • Four Whitney Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*
  • One Whitney Zoo-To-Do reserved parking permits
  • Ten Audubon Nature Institute Facility Passes (expire December 2016)

Exclusive Patron Benefits
Admission to the private Sponsor/Patron Hospitality Tent at five o’clock with upscale beverage bars, delectable cuisine and interactive children’s entertainment. Patrons will also receive a reusable tote bag and a reserved parking permit. Patrons are recognized on printed materials including event invitation, Zoo-To-Do for Kids and Zoo-To-Do event programs, Sponsor/Patron welcome signage at entrance to event, Audubon Nature Institute’s Annual Report and Audubon Zoo’s annual donor wall.

$1,500 Partying Parrot Patron
Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus:

  • Eight Sponsor/Patron level wristbands
  • Two reserved parking permits
  • Four Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron level tickets*

$800 Toucan Tango Patron
Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus:

  • Four Sponsor/Patron level wristbands
  • One reserved parking permit
  • Two Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron level tickets*

$400 Funky Flamingo Patron
Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus:

  • Six Sponsor/Patron level wristbands
  • One reserved parking permit

*Whitney Zoo-To-Do
Friday, May 6, 2016 | 7:00pm to midnight
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..

According to IRS guidelines, only contributions over the value of dining and entertainment are tax-deductible. The non-deductible value of Zoo-To-Do for Kids Sponsor and Patron tickets is $20/ticket. The non-deductible value of a Whitney Zoo-To-Do ticket is $60/ticket. Thank you for your support!