Family Overnight Programs

Camping in the Zoo

Audubon offers exciting opportunities for youth groups to experience our facilities like so few do – Camping after dark!

Registration is now open.

Set up camp and get ready for a fun-filled night with engaging hands-on activities for you and your children, program animal encounters, a campfire with ‘smores, and a nighttime tour. You’ll need your zzz's before waking up with the animals! A light breakfast will be provided before a morning tour.

Registration fee includes fireside snack and continental breakfast. Guests must provide their own tents and dinner.

Audience:
Families of all ages!

Please note: There must be at least a 1:3 adult/child ratio. This program is not designed for adults without children.

Price:
Member adult/child pair $100, additional participant $50
Non-member adult/child pair $110, additional participant $55
Children ages 3 and younger are free.

Programs are held rain or shine. There are no refunds.

Spring Calendar:
March 14 - Register
April 4 - Register

Sample Overnight Itinerary:

6:00 PM Families arrive and set-up their "camp" in the Nature Center exhibit hall or classrooms
7:00 PM Evening activities begin including animal adventures, biofact times, campfire with s'mores, and a night hike on the Nature Center boardwalks.
10:00 PM Lights out
7:00 AM Continental breakfast
8:00 AM Morning walk on boardwalks
9:00 AM Families depart from the Nature Center

If you have any questions regarding registration, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 504-212-5380.

The wildest family overnight adventures in town!

Set up camp and get ready for a fun-filled night with engaging hands-on activities for you and your children, program animal encounters, a campfire with ‘smores, and a nighttime tour. You’ll need your zzz's before waking up with the animals! A light breakfast will be provided before a morning tour.

Registration fee includes fireside snack and continental breakfast. Guests must provide their own tents and dinner.

Audience:
Families of all ages!

Please note: There must be at least a 1:3 adult/child ratio. This program is not designed for adults without children.

Price:
Member adult/child pair $100, additional participant $50
Non-member adult/child pair $110, additional participant $55
Children ages 3 and younger are free.

Programs are held rain or shine. There are no refunds.

Spring Calendar:
March 21 - Register
April 18 - Register
May 16 - Register

Sample Overnight Itinerary:

6:00 PM Families arrive and set-up their "camp" in the education yard
7:00 PM Evening activities begin including animal adventures, biofact times, campfire with s'mores, and a night hike through the Zoo.
10:00 PM Lights out
7:00 AM Continental breakfast
8:00 AM Morning hike through the Zoo
9:00 AM Group depart from the Zoo

If you have any questions regarding registration, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 504-212-5380.


Education Programs Refund & Cancellation Policy

Should you cancel or miss your reserved Audubon Education program, please consider your payment a donation to support Audubon Nature Institute’s mission. If education programming is canceled by Audubon Nature Institute due to extreme weather or other circumstances beyond Audubon’s control, the Education Department will strive to accommodate your program request by rescheduling your program or, when possible, by offering alternative program options.

Extreme weather conditions include but are not limited to excessive hot or cold temperatures, severe weather, or dangerous driving conditions. In extreme heat situations, defined as a heat index of 100 or above, live animals are prohibited from use in educational programming to ensure their safety.