A Zoopendous Thanks to our Generous Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

VIP Hospitality Tent Sponsor

There are great benefits to being a Sponsor or Patron. For more information, please call (504) 861-5374 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits
As a Sponsor or Patron of our 2018 event, your contribution will Celebrate Lions: The Roar Returns! Exclusive benefits include 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 Donor Honor Roll.

$5,000 Regal Rafiki 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 VIP tickets
    • One reserved table (seating for 6) 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 2018)

$2,500 Sensational Simba Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:
   
• Shared logo and name recognition for all entertainment sponsors on banner displayed on Main Stage
    • Logo and name recognition on Patron favor bag and event program
    • Ten VIP tickets
    • One reserved table (seating for 4) with name inside the VIP Hospitality Lawn
    • 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 2018)


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 Donor Honor Roll.

$1,500 Nurturing Nala Patron
Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus:
    • Eight VIP Tickets
    • Two reserved parking permits
    • Four Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron level tickets*

$800 Terrific Timon Patron
Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus:
   
 Four VIP tickets
    • One reserved parking permit
    • Two Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron level tickets*

$400 Playful Pumbaa Patron
Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus:
    • Six VIP tickets
    • One reserved parking permit

*Whitney Zoo-To-Do
Friday, May 4, 2018 | 7:00pm to midnight
Whitney Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level all access tickets will allow entry to the Audubon Tea Room and Garden as well as the Patron Lounge and Patio. Patron level tickets will allow access only to the Patron Lounge and Patio, where Sponsors and Patrons can mingle while enjoying a private view of the Main Stage.

If you would like to be a sponsor or patron, please call (504) 861-5374 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To be listed in the invitation, please reply by February 1, 2018.
To be listed in the program, please reply by April 10, 2018.

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!


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 for ticket purchasing opportunities!

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

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

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

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

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

  • $400 Playful Pumbaa Patron
     Admits 6

Early Admittance Tickets
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Entry Time!

  • $40 Individual- Admits 1

General Admittance Tickets
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Entry Time!

  • $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 Audubon Tea Room and Garden as well as the Patron Lounge and Patio. Patron level tickets will allow access only to the Patron Lounge and 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 4, 2018 from 7:00pm until Midnight.

**All attendees one year of age or older must have a ticket and be accompanied by an adult. 

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 2018 entertainment!

Main Stage Entertainment
The Super Stars

If you would like to be a Featured Entertainer at this event, please call (504) 861-5107 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Audubon Zoo will close at 1:00pm on Friday, April 27, 2018 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: Does my child need a ticket?
A: All attendees one year of age or older must have a ticket and be accompanied by an adult. 

Q: Where can I park?

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

Q: What happens if it rains?

A: The party goes on! This is a rain or shine event.

Q: How do I become a Sponsor or Patron?
A: Please call (504) 861-5374 or email 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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