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 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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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

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

  • $2,500 Smiling Sloth 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 Terrific Tarantula Patron
    Admits 4 / Also admits 2 to Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron Lounge*

  • $400 Kooky Kinkajou 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 5, 2017 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. Check this page often as we add our 2017 entertainment!

Adventure Quest Laser Tag
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Audubon G.U.L.F.
Audubon Marketplace
Audubon Nature Institute - Birthday Parties
Audubon Zoo - Education Department
Audubon Zoo Guest Services
Audubon Zoo Horticulture Department
Baby Bump Maternity & Children's Boutique
Chuck E Cheese
Coastal Conservation Association
Coastal Wildlife Network
Crescent City Music Together
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
Debby Dillehay Dance Troupe
Dr. Jazz and the New Orleans Sounds
Elmwood Fitness Center
Fight Fat Forever, Inc.
Fun Services, Inc.
Guitar Center New Orleans
Gym Rompers New Orleans & Metairie
The Home Depot District #349
ICEE
Jefferson Parish Parks & Recreation
Kindermusik with Madeline
Lakeview Creative Arts
Metairie Park Country Day School
Muggivan School of Irish Dance
New Orleans Baby Cakes
New Orleans Macaroni Kid
nola baby & family magazine
Ochsner Health System
Palm Village, A Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store
Porta-Puppet Players
Sector 6 Extreme Air Sports
Sly Fox
Southern Orthopaedic Specialists
Super Star Events & Promotions
Tulane University Cheerleading
Tulane University Infant & Toddler Development Project
UpTurn Arts
Ween Dream
Young Audiences
Young Rembrandts of Southeast Louisiana

If you would like to be a Featured Entertainer at the 2017 event, please contact Victoria Amaro at (504) 212-5490 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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!

Audubon Catering
Audubon Zoo Concessions
The Columns Hotel
CoolBrew Coffee by New Orleans Coffee Company
Creole Creamery
Crêpes à la Cart
Custom Catering
Cypress Catering
Fat Boy Pantry
Five Happiness
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Hard Rock Café
The ICEE Company
Leidenheimer Baking Company
Lucky Dogs
New Orleans Ice Cream Co.
Plum St. Snoballs
Quintin's Natural Ice Cream & Sorbet
Seed
Southern Hospitality Catering
Sysco Food Services of New Orleans
Ted's Frostop
VooDoo BBQ and Grill

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 2017 Zoo-To-Do for Kids, please contact Victoria Amaro at (504) 212-5490 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A Zoopendous Thanks to our Generous 2017 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

VIP Hospitality Tent Sponsor

Eager Explorer Area Sponsors
Kelly and Clé Dabezies 
Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, L.L.C.
Sydney and Lea Perez

Smiling Sloth Sponsor
Audubon Dermatology, LLC
The Bopp Family
The Charpentier and Long Families
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin C. Fayard, Jr.
Charlotte Gottesman and Lisa and Sandy Gottesman
Hales Pediatrics
The Little Eustis Group, Merrill Lynch
The Toler Foundation

There are great benefits to being a Sponsor or Patron. For more information, 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..

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits
Early admittance and all-night access to the private Regions Bank VIP Hospitality Tent, featuring upscale bars, delectable cuisine and interactive children’s entertainment. Sponsors are recognized on printed materials, including event invitation, event program, event web page, welcome signage, Whitney Zoo-To-Do event program, Audubon Nature Institute’s Annual Report and Audubon Zoo’s annual donor wall.

$5,000 Eager Explorer 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 2017)

$2,500 Smiling Sloth 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 2017)

Exclusive Patron Benefits
Early admittance and all-night access to the private Regions Bank VIP Hospitality Tent, featuring upscale bars, delectable cuisine and interactive children’s entertainment. Patrons are recognized on printed materials, including event invitation, event program, welcome signage, Whitney Zoo-To-Do event program, 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 Terrific Tarantula Patron
Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus:

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

$400 Kooky Kinkajou 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 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. 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!