Second Saturday Community Market

Family-friendly event with local produce and seafood for sale, nature hikes, live music, Planetarium shows, and more!

WHEN
Second Saturday of the Month

  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 9
  • December 14

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

WHERE
Audubon Louisiana Nature Center

EVENT DETAILS

  • Nature hikes
  • Hands-on activities
  • Planetarium shows
Musical guest:
Ceasar Elloie

Interested in becoming a vendor at our market?
We welcome local products such as seafood, honey, vegetables and more! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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Audubon Supper Club

Audubon Supper Club:
Savanna to Swamp Dinner

Get an exclusive, look at the new pride of Audubon Zoo. Journey into the Africa Savanna, explore the new state-of-the-art lion habitat, and experience the world’s most social felines.

WHEN
Wednesday, June, 12, 2019 
5:30 PM Arrival & Train Boarding 
6:00 PM Train Departure

Please arrive on time for prompt departure

WHERE
Audubon Zoo

EVENT DETAILS
At 6 p.m., a quick Zoo train ride will transport guests to the African Savanna, where they will enjoy cocktails in front of the new lion habitat. Animal care staff will share with guests all that is involved with caring for these powerful big cats, and what we can do to help the them in the wild. 

The next stop will be the crown jewel of Audubon Zoo, the Louisiana Swamp where guests will be immersed in our urban swamp. The exhibit has received national acclaim for the innovative portrayal of Louisiana culture, wildlife and history. A farm-to-table dinner (including a vegetarian option) will be served in the Cajun Ballroom with views of native wildlife including alligators, and cougars.

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The element of the unknown extends beyond the wild venues – dinner companions can also be a surprise. Audubon Supper Club features assigned group seatings, encouraging a social opportunity to network and meet new people. Or in typical New Orleans fashion, run into friends you haven’t seen in a while!

A ticket to the Supper Club supports Audubon’s conservation efforts from fighting extinction across the globe to preserve our local ecosystem.

  • Seating is extremely limited. Advanced purchase is required, and this event will sell out.
  • You must be at least 21 years old to attend this event.
  • Should you be unable to attend, please consider your contribution a donation – there will be no refunds.
  • For questions regarding your order or the menu, please call (504) 212-5301 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Audubon Catering
Audubon Catering is proud to be a certified environmentally-friendly caterer, with recognition from the Green Restaurant Association. This prestigious award means that Audubon Catering meets the strict standards of the association, implementing a wide array of policies to increase environmental sustainability. Audubon recycles all leftovers, delivering food to our elephants at a rate of 40 pounds a day!

Humans can make a difference for marine mammals and other ocean inhabitants:

  • Avoid single-use plastics
  • Conserve water and energy use.
  • Reduce the amount of chemicals you use on lawns and gardens.
  • Eat sustainable seafood products.
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle–especially paper; plastic; aluminum; glass; and cell phones, batteries, and other electronics. 


FAQs

Q: Can I purchase tickets at the door?
No, advance purchase is required for this event, and seating is limited.

Q: How can I receive the discounted ticket price?
Become an Audubon Nature Institute Member online or by calling (504) 861-5105 before you purchase your tickets. With an Audubon Membership, you’ll receive exclusive discounts on fun events like this as well as other great benefits and discounts throughout the year — it’s the wildest deal in town!

Q: Can I bring my kids?
No — this is an adults-only event, and you must be 21 years old or older to attend.

Q: Where can I park?
Guests are welcome to park in the Zoo’s public parking lot free of charge.

Q: Where should I go when I arrive at the Zoo?
Guests should proceed to the Zoo’s front gate, where they will check in. The Swamp Train will pick guests up outside the front gate at 6 p.m. and take them to the new lion habitat for cocktails until 6:30 p.m. From the lion habitat, the Swamp Train will take guests to the Louisiana Swamp for dinner. The Swamp Train and both dining locations are handicap-accessible.

Q: What time should I arrive?
The Swamp Train will depart to bring guests to the lion habitat promptly at 6 p.m., so please arrive early enough to park and check in by 5:30 p.m.
At 6:30 p.m., the Swamp Train will bring guests from the lion habitat to the Louisiana Swamp, with dinner being served at 7 p.m.

Q: What if I need to leave early?
If a guest should need to depart early, the Swamp Train will be available to bring them back to the front gate. 

Q: What time does the event end?
The event will end around 9 p.m.

Q: What should I wear?
The dress code for this event is dressy casual. Portions of the event will be held outside, so please dress accordingly. 

Q: What are the seating arrangements?
Audubon Supper Club features assigned group seatings, encouraging a social opportunity to network and meet new people, or in typical New Orleans fashion, run into friends you haven’t seen in a while. If not everyone in your party is included in the same ticket purchase, please contact us at (504) 212-5301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the dinner, and we’ll be happy to make sure your entire party is seated together.

Q: Will I get to see animals?
We will have animal care staff chats at both the lions habitat and in the Louisiana Swamp. There will be animals visible in some habitats, and we plan to have encounters with some of our Animal Ambassadors available, however, the welfare of the animals in our care is our top priority, so it’s always up to them if they’d prefer to be in their night house or not to participate in training or guest interactions. For this reason, we never guarantee animal encounters. We appreciate your understanding!

Q: Will there be a vegetarian option? What should I do if I have strict dietary allergy?
There will be a vegetarian menu available upon request. If you have an allergy, please contact us at (504) 212-5301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the dinner.

Q: What happens if there’s bad weather the night of the dinner?
In the event that the dinner cannot proceed as scheduled because of inclement weather, guests will be offered the option of using their ticket at a future dinner or receiving a refund.

Q: I bought a ticket but am unable to attend. Will I receive a refund?
Ticket purchases are transferrable, but not refundable, so if you aren’t able to attend, please consider your purchase a contribution to Audubon Nature Institute’s mission. This is a sell-out event, so if you know you will not be able to attend, please let us know at (504) 212-5301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can make those seats available to someone else who would like to attend.

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Taylor Family Free Day - July

Taylor Family Free Day - July

A group of smiling teenagers from Taylor School attend the Taylor Family Free day at Audubon Nature Institute.

July 20, 2019
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

Celebrate your great grades in July 20, 2019, at Taylor Family Free Day! Taylor Students and Scholars will enjoy a special day of recognition and are invited to bring four guests to visit FREE (a total of four free admissions, in addition to the Taylor Student/Scholar).

- Taylor/Audubon Students AND Scholars may visit Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Zoo, and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.
- Exclusive Taylor Member Discounts at the Zoo for Cool Zoo, Gottesman Endangered Species Carousel, and Swamp Train.
- Discounts at concessions and gift shops at the Zoo, Aquarium, and Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.
- Please check in at the Membership window with your Taylor Card before entering, and be sure to bring a photo ID.

Lost Your Taylor Membership Card?
If a card is reported as lost, students must bring their 3rd quarter report card with a photo ID to any Zoo or Aquarium Membership window to request a new Taylor Award Certificate.

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Audubon Goes Blue

a kid looks at sharks swimming in a giant tank

April 7, 2019
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

In support of Autism Awareness Month, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host the annual Audubon Goes Blue event on Sunday, April 7. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas was the first Aquarium in the country to be certified Sensory Inclusive by KultureCity, a leading non-profit recognized nationwide for using their resources to effect change in the community for those with sensory needs, including those with Autism.

At this event, the Aquarium offers complimentary admission to guests who benefit from sensory accommodations, such as calmer environments and hands-on sensory-friendly activities, and their families. The event takes place before the Aquarium is open to the public.

There will be gifts for our guests, one-on-one opportunities with our education and husbandry staff, divers in the Great Maya Reef tunnel, and sensory stations. The Autism Society will be onsite to share information and resources. And, the Aquarium will be lit blue for the day to promote autism awareness.

This is a rain or shine event.
There is no fee for registered participants.

Registration is limited to 900 total participants. Please register no more than 6 participants per party.

I'm sorry but we have reached our capacity of 900 participants. If you would like to cancel or learn about spots opening up, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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AARP Soulful Holiday

AARP Soulful Holiday

The front gates of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

December 2017
Audubon Zoo

Audubon Nature Institute and AARP invite you to enjoy a Soulful Holiday! This exciting family event is set for December 2017 (date coming soon) from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at the Zoo's Capital One Stage.

Bring the entire family for photos with Santa, a stroll through the world-class Audubon Zoo, and shop for holiday gifts at the Audubon Zoo Marketplace.

Soulful Holiday is included with Zoo admission and it's free for Audubon members.

Presented by AARP.

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