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. Spaces available to rent include:

Audubon Zoo Meeting Room Inquiries 

  • Nims Community Center
    • Location: Audubon Zoo
    • 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 30 people. It has six table and numerous chairs available.
    • Capacity: 20 seated/ 30 standing
    • Projector, screen, and white board available
    • Non-profit rates: $300 (8 AM - 5 PM), $200 (after 5 PM)
      For-profit rates: $400(8 AM - 5 PM), $350 (after 5 PM)

  • Nims Outdoor Classroom
    • Location: Audubon Zoo
    • Capacity: Up to 60 people
    • As part of the Nims Community center, this outdoor patio area has 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 (8 AM - 5 PM), $200 (after 5 PM) 
      For-profit rates: $400 (8 AM - 5 PM), $350 (after 5 PM)

  • Dominion Lawn
    • Location: Audubon Zoo 
    • Capacity: Up to 100 people
    • It has a separate entrance to the right of the Zoo front gates.
    • Non-profit rates: $200 (8 AM - 5 PM), $175 (after 5 PM)
      For-profit rates: $350 (8 AM - 5 PM), $300 (after 5 PM)
  • Dominion Multi-Purpose Room
    • Location: Audubon Zoo
    • Capacity: 48 seated/125 standing
    • No AV resources
    • The multi-purpose room has a separate entrance to the right of the Zoo front gates and looks out over the education lawn. This room has six tables.
    • Non-profit rates: $200 (8 AM - 5 PM), $175 (after 5 PM)
      For-profit rates: $350 (8 AM - 5 PM), $300 (after 5 PM)
  • Dominion Auditorium
    • Location: Audubon Zoo
    • Capacity: 92 seated
    • Projector, screen and microphone available
    • Beautiful auditorium space for presentations and speakers. It has a separate entrance to the right of the Zoo front gates.
    • Non-profit rates: $200 (8 AM - 5 PM), $175 (after 5 PM)
      For-profit rates: $350 (8 AM - 5 PM), $300 (after 5 PM)

Audubon Louisiana Nature Center Meeting Room Inquiries 

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

  • Nature Center Classroom
    • Location: Audubon Louisiana Nature Center
    • Capacity: 60 seated
    • Projector, screen, and white board available
    • This beautiful space looks out over the Nature Center wetland. This classroom has 12 tables.
  • 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.