Donate to Audubon Nature Institute and invest in the future of Louisiana and our natural world!
If you have any questions about making a donation, you can reach the Development Department at (504) 861-5107 or
Audubon Nature Institute Tax Identification #: 51-0157624.


Audubon Recovery Fund

Audubon Recovery Fund Donations

Bulan.As a non-profit, Audubon Nature Institute relies on ticket sales, events, and donations to support our mission of protecting and sharing the wonders of nature. While our doors are closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Audubon’s dedicated staff continue to provide outstanding care for our animals, and the parks and facilities you love.

We know this is an uncertain time for everyone, but as a valued part of the Audubon family, we hope you will consider making a special gift to the Audubon Recovery Fund. Your donation will keep our animals thriving.

Our community is known for our resilience, and this challenge will be no exception. Your generosity will keep our animals happy and healthy while we work to re-open our doors for you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!


Monthly Giving

Monthly Giving Donations

Close-up of a Monarch Butterfly.Make a monthly recurring gift to support the work you're passionate about and give Audubon the flexibility to plan for the future. Monthly contributions provide much-needed support across all Audubon facilities, from advancing the development of education programs and new exhibits to keeping our gardens and grounds clean and beautiful. By giving every month, you become an integral partner with Audubon, sharing an enduring commitment to saving wildlife and improving our community.


Annual Fund

Annual Fund Donations

Close-up of a Bongo at the Audubon Zoo. Donate to Audubon’s Annual Fund, and your gift will save endangered wildlife, educate over two million annual visitors, and create great places for families to experience the natural world. You can designate your gift to support Animal Care, Conservation, Education, our Gardens and Grounds, or the Area of Greatest Need.

Donations of $500 and above will be recognized in Audubon Nature Institute’s Annual Report.


Audubon Park Conservancy

Audubon Park Conservancy Donations

A child rides a scooter down the path at Audubon Park in New Orleans.Donate to the Audubon Park Conservancy, and your contribution will directly support the daily care and operation of Audubon Park, including ongoing needs such as lawn care, seasonal flower planting, protection of historic live oak trees, and maintenance of recreational features and historic structures.

Donations of $500 and above will be recognized in Audubon Nature Institute’s Annual Report.


Planned Giving

Planned Giving Donations

Closeup photo of a colorful peacock.Did you know that you can make a planned gift to support the wonders of nature by making a bequest to Audubon Nature Institute in your will or naming Audubon Nature Institute beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy? You can designate your planned gift to support Audubon’s most urgent needs or to support the area of Audubon’s work that you’re most passionate about. Please contact the Development Department at (504) 861-5107 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about making a planned gift.

If you have already made a planned gift to benefit Audubon Nature Institute, please contact the Development Department and let us know so that we can thank you and honor your commitment to the wonders of nature!

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Tribute Gift

Tribute Gift Donations

A sculpture of a regal lion outside the front entrance of Audubon Zoo.Honor a memory or mark a milestone with a donation to Audubon. You can designate your gift to Audubon Nature Institute to support important efforts in animal care, education, and conservation, or to the Audubon Park Conservancy. Your gift to Audubon is a thoughtful way to honor a special occasion or remember a loved one.


Corporate Philanthropy and Sponsorship

Be part of a winning team! From endangered species breeding, to educational field trips for local students, to community outreach programming, your business can team up with Audubon to celebrate the wonders of nature in spectacular ways. Explore the many ways your business can make a positive impact on our community and the natural world with Audubon.

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Nature of Giving

Graphic featuring a background of monarach butterflies with the text The Nature of Giving - Celebrating the Audubon Nature Institute Family.The Nature of Giving is a quarterly print newsletter for supporters that celebrates the Audubon family. Each issue gives readers an inside look at the amazing things made possible by the support of Audubon donors, members and friends.

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Audubon Partners

Hotel partners and special individual partners who are helping Audubon Nature Institute celebrate the wonders of nature.

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Donor Privacy Policy

Audubon Nature Institute is committed to respecting the privacy of donors. The types of donor information that it collects and maintains are as follows:

  • Contact information: name, address, telephone number, and email address
  • Giving information
  • Information on events attended, publications received, and special requests for program information
  • Information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions

Audubon Nature Institute uses donors’ information to understand their interests in its mission and to update them on Audubon’s plans and activities. It is shared with staff, board members, volunteers, and consultants only on a “need-to-know” basis. Audubon Nature Institute also assures donors that their names and addresses will not be shared with any third party unless permission has been granted. Audubon does not sell, rent, lease, or share donors’ person information with third parties, and Audubon does not send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

If you have comments or questions about Audubon Nature Institute’s donor privacy policy, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (504) 861-5107.

State Charitable Registration

Audubon Nature Institute, Inc. was incorporated in Louisiana on 11/3/1975. Our purpose is to operate and maintain a family of museums and parks dedicated to nature. Our principal place of business is 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 and our phone number is (800)-774-7394. We have a 501 (c)(3) classification from the Internal Revenue Service. A copy of Audubon Nature Institute’s financial statements may be obtained by contacting us at the address listed or phone number listed above.

Read the entire disclosure statement.