Audubon Nature Institute is expanding its commitment to educating visitors about the wonders of nature by launching Audubon Community Connect in January 2019. The new initiative aims to grow accessibility to Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and Audubon Louisiana Nature Center.

The Audubon Community Connect program will involve three components:

  • Orleans Parish Appreciation Days
    Every Wednesday, Orleans Parish residents with a valid government-issued photo ID will get free admission with up to four guests to Audubon attractions. Appreciation days will rotate each week from the Zoo, Aquarium, Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and Planetarium (Louisiana Nature Center).
    2019 Schedule

  • Audubon SNAP Program
    Orleans Parish SNAP benefit recipients will enjoy complimentary admission to Audubon attractions year-round. Special events restrictions apply. SNAP participants with a valid government-issued photo ID that matches the SNAP card, and up to four guests will have access to our facilities.

  • Audubon Museum Partner Pass
    Audubon will partner with New Orleans Public Library to offer Library Passes available for checkout by library cardholders. Two Library Passes will be provided to each library in Orleans Parish. Each pass provides entry for two adults and seven children during a two-week period.