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.

  • SEAlebration: June 5, 2019 - Explore the wonders of the sea and interact with the Aquarium’s sea creatures at this Members-only party!
  • ZOObilation: 2020 - Exclusive event for Audubon Nature Institute members at the Zoo.
  • Taylor Family Free Days: May 2019 and August 2019 - Great grades are rewarded with free admission!

Print your temporary membership card online.
(Photo ID required for admittance and discounts)
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 3-5 weeks for cards to arrive in the mail.
   • Duplicate cards are available for purchase for $5.22 in person or via the Member Hotline, (504) 861-5105.
   • Show your member card and Photo ID to greeter at any location for entrance. Photo ID required for admittance and discounts.
   • Names cannot be changed, except when renewing.

Lost Membership Card
   • Replacement cards are available for purchase for $5.22.
   • You may show your Photo 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.
   • When purchasing a Gift Membership, you will need to include:
      The Recipient's full name, address, including apartment number, phone, or email address.
      Senior level member purchases require the Senior to be age 65 or older. The Senior's full birthdate is required for this level.
   • Call us at (504) 861-5105
   • Purchase at any of our Membership locations on your next visit.

Benefits of Gift Memberships do not extend to the gift giver unless they are covered by the caregiver privilege. (See Caregiver Privilege below for details).

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 only when you are unable to accompany them. Your Membership card, a brief permission note from you and caregiver's photo ID are required on each visit.

Directions and Parking Details 
   • Audubon Zoo
   • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
   • Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

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