Audubon Nature Institute Members support the animals within our care. Thank you for your gift of support through membership. Admission to the member events is extended to those covered by your current membership.

  • ZOObilation: June 6, 2018 - Exclusive event for Audubon Nature Institute members at the Zoo.
  • SEAlebration: 2019 - Explore the wonders of the sea and interact with the Aquarium’s sea creatures at this Members-only party!
  • Taylor Family Free Days: May 12, 2018 and August 5, 2018 - Great grades are rewarded with free admission!

Print your temporary membership card online.
A quick check of your expiration date and member information is also included!

Temp Card

You will receive your membership card approximately five weeks from date of purchase...but don’t delay your visit! Members can always visit the Zoo, Aquarium or Theater by showing your photo ID or driver's license at the membership windows, If you are visiting the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium you need to have both a photo ID and your member card.

If you have not received your card, you must bring a printed confirmation from your online purchase OR print a temporary membership card and bring it with you. Call us at (504) 861-5105 to be sure you are in our system!

Membership Expiration
Memberships are annual and expire on last day of purchase month the following year, i.e., if you purchase a membership on 8/12/16 the membership will expire 8/31/17.

Membership Cards
   • Please allow 2-4 weeks for cards to arrive in the mail.
   • Duplicate cards are available for purchase for $5.15 in person or via the Member Hotline, (504) 861-5105.
   • Show your member card and ID to greeter at any location for entrance.
   • Names cannot be changed, except when renewing.

Lost Membership Card
   • Replacement cards are available for purchase for $5.15.
   • You may show your ID at any Membership window and the Member Services Sales Associate can look you up.
   • You may print a temporary card online.

Gift Memberships
   • Purchase a gift membership online.
   • Call us at (504) 861-5105
   • Purchase at any of our Membership locations on your next visit.

Guest Passes
   • Guest passes are mailed out with your membership card.
   • Must be presented in person.
   • Lost, stolen, or forgotten guest passes cannot be replaced.

Upgrade Membership
   • Upgrade at any time.
   • Upgrading your membership will not renew or extend it.
   • You will only pay the difference in price from your current level to the new level of purchase.
   • Upgrades are not prorated.
   • Upgrade your membership here online.
   • Call us at (504) 861-5105
   • Upgrade at any of our Membership locations on your next visit.

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   • This newsletter is electronic so we will need an active email address.

Caregiver Privilege
Caregiver privileges apply to the Family Plus, Safari Krewe, Wildlife Partner and Golden Eagle categories. Your caregiver will receive free admission when visiting with your children or grandchildren. The caregivers will need to present your membership card, a brief permission note stating that they have permission to use the membership, and the caregiver's photo ID to match the permission note.

   • Zoo Parking: Free
   • Aquarium of the Americas and the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium: Members get a discount of $5 off Badine Parking Lot and Canal Place parking garage. At the Hilton Riverside Whale Lote Wall, rate is up to 6 hours and $7.00 off.
   • Parking fees are subject to change.

Are Memberships tax deductible?
Please note, per IRS regulations, all charitable organizations must provide a written disclosure statement concerning quid pro quo contributions over $75.00. Our good faith estimate of fair market value of this membership is equal to or greater than the cost of the membership. Therefore, no part of the membership is tax deductible. Please contact your tax advisor for further guidance.

Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable and cannot be applied toward group or camp admission