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AUDUBON ZOO

Located in historic Uptown New Orleans, Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters and lush gardens. Unique natural habitat exhibits such as the award-winning Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle showcase the relationship between people and nature. Don't miss the daily animal presentations, chats and feeds; our highly endangered whooping cranes, Amur leopards, and orangutans; our tiger; and our mysterious white alligators. Audubon Zoo is consistently one of the country’s top-ranked zoos, voted as one of the top ten zoos in the country in the USA Today “10Best” reader poll and ranked as one of the top things to do in New Orleans.

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Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Nature Center Interpretive Center, Planetarium, Clubhouse, Riverview Park, Golf, and Tennis Courts are closed until further notice out of concern for the safety, health, and welfare of our employees, our members, our visitors, our families, and our entire community.

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AUDUBON AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS

Located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is consistently top ranked, voted as one of the top five in the country in the USA Today “10Best” reader poll and ranked as one of the top things to do in New Orleans. The Aquarium transports visitors to an underwater world from the Caribbean, to the Amazon Rainforest, to the waters that give New Orleans its lifeblood: the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. With more than 3,600 animals from more than 250 species, including endangered species, such as African penguins, and rare animals, such as white alligators, the Aquarium offers you an experience you'll never forget.

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Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Nature Center Interpretive Center, Planetarium, Clubhouse, Riverview Park, Golf, and Tennis Courts are closed until further notice out of concern for the safety, health, and welfare of our employees, our members, our visitors, our families, and our entire community.

For updates on Audubon's response to Covid-19, and event and program postponements, click here


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AUDUBON BUTTERFLY GARDEN AND INSECTARIUM

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street, encourages you to use all five senses as you explore North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. You’ll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet and along the way, you’ll be shrunk to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs, by bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden. Voted "A top museum for you and your kids” by CNN.com, 2009.

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Mon - Sun | 10 AM - 4:30 PM


Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Nature Center Interpretive Center, Planetarium, Clubhouse, Riverview Park, Golf, and Tennis Courts are closed until further notice out of concern for the safety, health, and welfare of our employees, our members, our visitors, our families, and our entire community.

For updates on Audubon's response to Covid-19, and event and program postponements, click here


Please note: the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is located in a Federal building and visitors must pass through security to enter. Read more.

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AUDUBON LOUISIANA NATURE CENTER

Audubon Louisiana Nature Center is a cherished community resource. Located adjacent to Joe Brown Park in New Orleans East on 86 acres of hardwood bottomland forest, its creation was a project of the Junior League of Greater New Orleans, opening March 23, 1980.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina flooded the Nature Center grounds, essentially destroying the facility but Audubon moved forward with the rebuilding process. Now the next chapter begins for the Nature Center, and we are excited to announce that it has reopened with modern buildings, beautiful nature trails and new programs celebrating the wonders of nature.

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Walking Trails:
Open Daily | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Interpretive Center: Wed - Sun | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Planetarium: Wed, Thurs, Fri - 2:30 PM
     Sat & Sun - 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, & 3:30 PM or by group reservation
Ranger Chats: Mon & Tues - 10:30 AM & 1:00 PM


Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Nature Center Interpretive Center, Planetarium, Clubhouse, Riverview Park, Golf, and Tennis Courts are closed until further notice out of concern for the safety, health, and welfare of our employees, our members, our visitors, our families, and our entire community.

For updates on Audubon's response to Covid-19, and event and program postponements, click here


No admission or tickets required for Nature Trails and Interpretive Center. Group reservations required for education programs and planetarium shows.

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Field Trips
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Audubon Giveaway Rules

AUDUBON NATURE INSTITUTE - OFFICIAL PROMOTION RULES


  1. Promotion Description.
    Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Ticket Giveaway - This promotion is sponsored by Audubon Nature Institute and is not affiliated with Facebook. The promotion begins on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020. Promotion is void where prohibited. By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these promotion rules. All times herein are Central time zone.

    Beginning Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 individuals must share their favorite memory at the Aquarium. Multiple entries as accepted.

    A winner must take possession of his or her prize by Wednesday, March 4 by 4:00 p.m. or the prize will be forfeited.

  2. Eligibility.
    No purchase necessary to enter or win. This promotion is open only to legal U.S. residents currently residing in the U.S. who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.

  3. How to Enter. There is 1 way to enter this promotion.
    Beginning Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 individuals must share their favorite memory at the Aquarium. Multiple entries as accepted.

  4. Prize(s).
    Three (3) winners will be selected at random and notified. Subject to verification of eligibility, and response within 48 hours of notification from Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the person whose name is drawn will be declared the winner.

  5. Odds of Winning.
    The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

  6. Conditions of Acceptance of Prize.
    A winner must take possession of his or her prize by Wednesday, March 4 by 4:00 p.m. or the prize will be forfeited.

  7. Limitation on Liability.
    By entering this promotion, each entrant forever discharges and releases Sponsor(s), its/their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability, claims, causes of action, suits, and demands of any kind arising from or in connection with the promotion, including, without limitation, defamation, invasion of privacy, misappropriation of likeness, false light, copyright or trademark infringement, responsibility for property damage, loss of life, or personal injury or death resulting from or in connection with participating in the promotion or from or in connection with use or receipt of the prize(s), however caused. By entering this promotion, entrant fully and completely releases the Social Media Sites from any liability associated with or related to participation in this promotion.

    Winner(s) will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes, as well as license and registration fees, transportation costs, gratuities and other items of an incidental nature. Audubon Nature Institute will report any individual winnings over $600 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one year period to the Internal Revenue Service.

  8. Sponsor’s Reservation of Rights.
    These official rules are subject to modification by Audubon Nature Institute. In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by Audubon Nature Institute are final and binding. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process or the operation of Sponsor’s/Sponsors’ web site(s), or who otherwise acts in violation of these official rules. Sponsor(s) further reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, or modify this promotion if, for any reason, the promotion is not capable of completion as planned (including, but not limited to, for the following reasons: infection by computer virus, technical corruption, force majeure, or non-authorized human intervention that compromises or affects the administration, fairness, integrity, security, or proper conduct of the promotion).


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We've Done It!

We’ve bottled the essence of some of your favorite Zoo, Aquarium, and Butterfly Garden and Insectarium animals. Take one whiff of our new fragrance line: Critter Collection by Audubon Nature Institute and you'll be celebrating the wonders of nature.

From eau de parfum to eau fraiche, your new signature scent is just a few spritz away. Check out these descriptions to find the scent that would drive you wild.