Education Rentals

Have your next meeting on the wild side! Audubon Nature Institute’s Education Department offers space rentals for small group events that do not require catering.*

We are proud to offer discounted rates for educational and non-profit groups. Education spaces available to rent include:

Audubon Zoo

  • Nims Community Center
    Located to the right of the Audubon Zoo front entrance near the John James Audubon statue the Nims Community Center is accessible from the parking lot. Groups do not need to enter the Zoo to use this meeting space. This room can accommodate a group of up to 40 people. It has six table and numerous chairs available.
    Non-profit rates: $300 (8am-5pm), $200 (after 5pm)
    For-profit rates: $400 (8am-5pm), $350 (after 5pm)
  • Nims Outdoor Classroom
    As part of the Nims Community center, this outdoor patio area can accommodate 60 people. It is an outdoor, covered spot with twelve picnic tables with matching benches for seating. It has a separate entrance to the right of the Zoo front gates.
    Non-profit rates: $300 (8am-5pm), $200 (after 5pm) 
    For-profit rates: $400 (8am-5pm), $350 (after 5pm)
  • Dominion Lawn
    This outdoor lawn can accommodate 100 people. It has a separate entrance to the right of the Zoo front gates.
    Non-profit rates: $200 (8am-5pm), $175 (after 5pm)
    For-profit rates: $350 (8am-5pm), $300 (after 5pm)
  • Dominion Multi-Purpose Room
    The multi-purpose room has a separate entrance to the right of the Zoo front gates. This room has six tables and can accommodate a group of up to 48 people seated / 125 standing.
    Non-profit rates: $200 (8am-5pm), $175 (after 5pm)
    For-profit rates: $350 (8am-5pm), $300 (after 5pm)
  • Dominion Auditorium
    The Dominion Auditorium has seating for 97 people with a large projector screen available. It has a separate entrance to the right of the Zoo front gates.
    Non-profit rates: $200 (8am-5pm), $175 (after 5pm)
    For-profit rates: $350 (8am-5pm), $300 (after 5pm)

Audubon Louisiana Nature Center
Ask about adding a planetarium show to your Nature Center rental!

  • Classrooms
  • Interpretive Center (before or after operating hours)

Meeting space rentals include the room and any chairs, tables, or any audio/visual equipment normally kept in the space — contact us to learn about the features of each space. No other equipment or services are provided. To submit your reservation request, click on the link for your preferred location above. To learn more, please contact Lindsey Davis, education administrative coordinator, at (504) 212-5380.

*If you are interested in renting a space in which catering or special event services can be provided, please contact Audubon’s Private Events Department at (504) 212-5301.