AUDUBON ZOO

Located in historic Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo cares for animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, and hands-on animal encounters. Unique natural habitats such as the award-winning Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle showcase the relationship between people and nature. Don't miss the daily animal presentations, chats and feeds; our highly endangered whooping cranes, Amur leopards, and orangutans; our tiger; and our mysterious white alligators. Audubon Zoo is consistently one of the country’s top-ranked zoos, voted as one of the top ten zoos in the country in the USA Today “10Best” reader poll and ranked as one of the top things to do in New Orleans.

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Timed-ticketing available up to one hour before closing.

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Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas are now open!

Due to State and City reopening guidelines, all Audubon facility admission, including for Members, must be reserved online in advance for a specific date and entry time. You can find more information about how to purchase tickets on our ticketing website and changes to your Audubon visit experience due to State and City reopening guidelines on our reopening website

Audubon Park and Riverview are open to the public, including vehicular traffic. Audubon Tennis and the Audubon Park Golf Club are open. Click the links to learn more about the current operating status of each facility.

Entergy Giant Screen Theater and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium remain closed to the public, and we do not yet have a timeline for reopening. Please follow Audubon on social media and check back here for more updates as the phased reopening of New Orleans continues.


AUDUBON AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS

Located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is consistently top ranked, voted as one of the top five in the country in the USA Today “10Best” reader poll and ranked as one of the top things to do in New Orleans. The Aquarium transports visitors to an underwater world from the Caribbean, to the Amazon Rainforest, to the waters that give New Orleans its lifeblood: the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. With more than 3,600 animals from more than 250 species, including endangered species, such as African penguins, and rare animals, such as white alligators, the Aquarium offers you an experience you'll never forget.

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Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas are now open!

Due to State and City reopening guidelines, all Audubon facility admission, including for Members, must be reserved online in advance for a specific date and entry time. You can find more information about how to purchase tickets on our ticketing website and changes to your Audubon visit experience due to State and City reopening guidelines on our reopening website

Audubon Park and Riverview are open to the public, including vehicular traffic. Audubon Tennis and the Audubon Park Golf Club are open. Click the links to learn more about the current operating status of each facility.

Entergy Giant Screen Theater and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium remain closed to the public, and we do not yet have a timeline for reopening. Please follow Audubon on social media and check back here for more updates as the phased reopening of New Orleans continues.

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AUDUBON BUTTERFLY GARDEN AND INSECTARIUM


Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas are now open!

Due to State and City reopening guidelines, all Audubon facility admission, including for Members, must be reserved online in advance for a specific date and entry time. You can find more information about how to purchase tickets on our ticketing website and changes to your Audubon visit experience due to State and City reopening guidelines on our reopening website

Audubon Park and Riverview are open to the public, including vehicular traffic. Audubon Tennis and the Audubon Park Golf Club are open. Click the links to learn more about the current operating status of each facility.

Entergy Giant Screen Theater and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium remain closed to the public, and we do not yet have a timeline for reopening. Please follow Audubon on social media and check back here for more updates as the phased reopening of New Orleans continues.

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street, encourages you to use all five senses as you explore North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. You’ll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet and along the way, you’ll be shrunk to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs, by bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden. Voted "A top museum for you and your kids” by CNN.com, 2009.

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Mon - Sun | 10 AM - 4:30 PM - CLOSED TEMPORARILY

Please note: the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is located in a Federal building and visitors must pass through security to enter. Read more.

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AUDUBON LOUISIANA NATURE CENTER

OPEN: Special Covid-19 measures:

Please be aware that the Nature Center operating schedule has changed due to measures aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19.

During our Stage-1 reopening, the main boardwalk and Adventure Trail are open Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and are monitored for guest compliance of social/physical distancing measures, including metered entrance, and directional flow management.

The Discovery Trail and Pollinator Path are one-way trails (follow arrows), and are open 9am-1pm. All areas beyond the building entrance ramp close at noon and masks are encouraged. Gates are open from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday.  

Audubon Louisiana Nature Center is a cherished community resource. Located adjacent to Joe Brown Park in New Orleans East on 86 acres of hardwood bottomland forest, its creation was a project of the Junior League of Greater New Orleans, opening March 23, 1980.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina flooded the Nature Center grounds, essentially destroying the facility but Audubon moved forward with the rebuilding process. Now the next chapter begins for the Nature Center, and we are excited to announce that it has reopened with modern buildings, beautiful nature trails and new programs celebrating the wonders of nature.

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Walking Trails:

    •  Main boardwalk and Adventure Trail are open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    •  The Discovery Trail and Pollinator Path are open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Interpretive Center: CLOSED TEMPORARILY
Planetarium: CLOSED TEMPORARILY
Ranger Chats: CLOSED TEMPORARILY

No admission or tickets required for Nature Trails and Interpretive Center. Group reservations required for education programs and planetarium shows.

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