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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 Jaguar Jungle for cocktails at the Alpaca habitat. From Jaguar Jungle, the Swamp Train will take guests to the Capital One Bank Field 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 Jaguar Jungle no later than 6 p.m., so please arrive early enough to park and check in as early as 5:30 p.m.
At 6:30 p.m., the Swamp Train will bring guests from Jaguar Jungle to the Capital One Bank Field, 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?
Q: Will I get to see animals?
We will have animal care staff chats at the alpaca habitat, 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?
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?
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.
July 20, 2019
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.
December 26 -31, 2016
Snofari Adventure at Audubon Zoo is a six day family-friendly event centered around ice skating and entertainment! The activities are free with Zoo admission but the “ice skating” requires an additional ticket which you may purchase at the front gate or carousel ticket booth ($5 for Audubon members, $7 for non-members).
If you are here at Snofari on December 31, 2016 join us for Zoo Year's Eve!
Tickets can be purchased at front entrance to the Zoo and the Carousel ticket booth located inside of the Zoo. Ticket sales close at 2:30pm and are valid for one time skate. Tickets are not available online.
- $5 Members / $7 Non-Members (under 2 years of age FREE)
- 5 hours daily (10:30am to 3:30pm). Ticket sales close at 2:30 pm
- Synthetic ice*
- We will supply special skates for use at no additional fee.
- Timed skating sessions may be implemented.
- Brings the magic and merriment of treasured snow globes right to your fingertips with its impressive 15 foot tall presence. Suitable for all ages, SnowGlobe Live! allows the entire family to experience holiday fun like no other way!
- DJ with holiday music
- Giant sleigh for guest photos
*Ice and snow are rare in New Orleans so we're bringing in a skating rink of synthetic ice made from a high-tech plastic! Composed of engineered polymers that permit a skate blade to glide as smoothly as on real ice, the eco-friendly synthetic ice rink is made from a non-toxic, recyclable acrylic material. Also, all skaters will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to skating. Guardians must sign for minors (those under 18 years of age on skate date).