An Audubon Nature Institute Animal Ambassador shows an iguana to a group of children.

The wonders of nature travel to you from Audubon Zoo.

Audubon is developing a new suite of outreach programs that will debut in Fall 2019. Come back in October to discover these new educational opportunities!

Shell logoSponsored in part by Shell, the ZOOmobile brings the Zoo and the wonders of the natural world to you. Have fun learning about exotic animals through interactive presentations and hands-on animal encounters at your school, hospital, library, or other special event. From rainforest animals in need of protection to threatened species from around the world, ZOOmobile programming can show students of the Greater New Orleans area that all animals are important and need our help! Thanks to the generous support of Shell, Title 1 schools within the Greater New Orleans Region are eligible for one FREE ZOOmobile visit per school year. Any additional visits within the school year will be given at the standard ZOOmobile rates.

  • ZOOmobile is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Please book early, we book 2-3 months in advance.
  • The ZOOmobile accepts reservation requests up to 6 months in advance.
  • In lieu of a mileage fee, we now require a 2 program minimum for presentations outside of Orleans and Jefferson parish. You can collaborate with teachers at your school or with teachers at nearby facilities to meet this minimum. Please contact us to find out when we will be in your area! 
  • Please note the minimum age requirement for programs is 3 years old.

Reserve the ZOOmobile

The ZOOmobile offers programming to groups of all sizes and ages including schools, camps, churches and more! All programs include 3-5 live animals. ZOOmobile presentation types include:

  • Schools & Camps
    The ZOOmobile features a 30-45 minute interactive lesson for classroom-sized audiences with up to 26 people for Pre-K-1st grade, and 35 people for 2nd grade and above. COST: $75.00 per presentation. A maximum of 4 presentations can be offered per visit.
  • Hospitals & Libraries
    The ZOOmobile program includes a 60-minute assembly-style presentation for audiences of all sizes. COST: $100 per presentation.
  • Assembly Programs
    The ZOOmobile features an interactive presentation for 150 people. Please note the minimum grade for assemblies is 4th grade. COST: $275 per presentation. A maximum of 2 assemblies can be offered per visit.
  • Fairs & Festivals
    The ZOOmobile features an engaging tabletop program where guests are encouraged to explore the natural world through live animals and artifacts. COST: $200 per hour. Maximum of 3 hours per event.

Classroom/Camp/Homeschool Programs:

  • Actual Size (preK - 2nd)
    How big is an elephant? How long is an anaconda? Join us in learning about the different sizes of animals as we compare them to ourselves! This program will utilize live animals, touchable biofacts and life-size replicas of some of the world's biggest and smallest critters.
  • Eat or Be Eaten (1st - 5th)
    Learn about the different types of consumers and their adaptations, how they affect predator-prey relationships, and their roles in the ecosystem by examining biofacts and meeting some of our live animal ambassadors.
  • Home Sweet Home (3rd - 5th)
    A habitat is a special home and animals are designed to be the masters of these homes. Join us as we travel the world meeting different animals, learning about different habitats, and discuss the amazing adaptations they have to help them survive.
  • Fur, Feathers, and Scales (All ages!)
    Learn about the different classifications of animals by meeting some real-life examples. Program can be tailored to different ages to cover topics such as structural anatomy, adaptations, body coverings, evolution, taxonomy, and class-specific characteristics.

Assembly Programs:

  • Most Extreme Animals! (All Ages)
    Learn about the extreme adaptations that some animals have to survive and compare them to yourself and your classmates! This program can be adapted for a wide range of age groups.
  • Fur, Feathers, Scales (All Ages)
    Like our classroom version, this program can be adapted to groups of all sizes and touch on a wide variety of topics to match what your students are learning.

For additional questions about the ZOOmobile or our programs, call (504) 378-2639 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us.