Audubon Nature Institute’s Education Department offers do-it-yourself space rentals for small group events that do not require catering or alcohol. 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) 224-6135.

Please read the following in full before submitting a request:

  • Please be advised this is for small group events that do not require catering or alcohol.
  • Requests must be submitted no less than 3 weeks out from event.
  • Dates will only be secured with a signed confirmation and a 20% deposit. Until the contract is signed and the deposit is received the reservation will not be confirmed.
  • Meeting space rentals are "do-it-yourself" and only include the room and any chairs, or tables normally kept in the space. No other equipment or services are provided.
  • To submit your reservation request, click on the link for your preferred location below. Once we have received your request a follow up proposal will be sent. Facility requests are typically processed on Wednesdays pending no other department responsibilities that require attention.

Audubon Zoo Meeting Room Inquiries 

All Zoo meeting spaces can be located separately from the main Audubon Zoo main entrance on the righthand side near the John James Audubon statue.

  • Nims Meeting Room
    • Location: Audubon Zoo
    • The Nims Meeting Room 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 tables and numerous chairs available.
    • Capacity: 18 seated/ 30 standing
    • Projector, screen, and whiteboard available
  • Dominion Multi-Purpose Room (The education lawn may also be rented for an additional fee.)
    • Location: Audubon Zoo
    • Capacity: 48 seated/125 standing
    • No AV resources
  • Dominion Auditorium
    • Location: Audubon Zoo
    • Capacity: 92 seated
    • Projector, screen, and microphone available
    • Auditorium space for presentations and speakers. It has a separate entrance to the right of the Zoo front gates.

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
    • Availability of this space is limited. Internal school and scout programming takes priority in this space.
    • Capacity: 60 seated
    • 90" monitor and whiteboard available
    • This beautiful space looks out over the Nature Center wetland. This classroom has 20 tables.
  • Interpretive Center (before or after operating hours)

If you have any questions about the facilities, please contact us before the event. Please remember that office hours for our staff are Mondays through Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Facility rentals are typically processed on Wednesdays. Please direct any questions you may have to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*We are proud to offer discounted rates for non-profit groups.