Cool Zoo

Grab your swim suit or favorite Aloha shirt for a summer outdoor party party at Cool Zoo. This wild and wet splash park also includes Gator Run with a lazy river, two sandy beaches, and outdoor patio seating. In addition, there is a Beach Party menu with everything from classic seaside fare to a grill menu that will keep you coming back for more!

Location: Audubon Zoo

Capacity: Up to 1,500


  • Cool Zoo, a wild and wet splash park with a huge alligator water slide
  • Gator Run offers a 750-foot lazy river, two sand beaches and lounge chairs
  • Lockers, family restroom and outdoor showers
  • Rafts for all lazy river floaters; kids under 48 inches will need a life jacket (supplied by Audubon Zoo)
  • Outdoor patio seating and party lights
  • Summer fun atmosphere
  • Non-traditional party venue
  • Free parking


  • Daytime Events: Only available on weekends in September. Read more.
  • Evening Events: Available one hour after the Zoo closes. Read more.
  • Sample Menus: Grill packages, picnic menus, snoball stands, bars and beverages. Read more.

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Audubon Park Venues

Audubon Park spans from St. Charles Avenue to the Mississippi River with acres of trees and green spaces.

Audubon Park Map

The Labyrinth
Created as a calming, meditative space, the Labyrinth is a gift to park-goers to provide respite and escape from daily pressures. What better place to speak your intentions for the future?

Tree of Life
Many couples choose The Tree Of Life for their special day due to the legend which says the tree was first planted as a wedding gift for the bride of a New Orleans plantation owner many years ago. And the gift of love still stands today. 

St. Charles Avenue Entrance
The St. Charles Avenue entrance to Audubon Park is quite possibly the grandest and most majestic area of the park. Located steps from the streetcar line, it is not uncommon for couples and wedding parties, dressed in wedding finery, to arrive by streetcar for a ceremony in this charming location.

Cecile’s Crepe Myrtle Grove
The crepe myrtle grove is exactly as named. There is a circular path around the grove and a small open field in the middle, a perfect setting to pledge vows. This area is beautifully landscaped and graced with dozens of crepe myrtles.

Audubon Park Shelters
To reserve one of the shelters in Audubon Park, please reserve your date and time online.

For more information about Audubon Park Venues or to request a first come first serve permit, contact our event experts at (504) 212-5301 please send an inquiry below.

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Audubon Nature Institute offers alternate catered indoor venues to create a perfect wedding memory. If you would like more information, please contact our professional event planners.

Audubon Indoor Venues

Audubon Louisiana Nature Center


LOCATION: AUDUBON LOUISIANA NATURE CENTER - 11000 Lake Forest Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127

Audubon Nature Institute is currently not offering rentals for the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center Classroom, Interpretive Center, and Planetarium.

Entergy Giant Screen Theater

Entergy Giant Screen Theater is available for meetings and presentations. Welcome your guests with theater-style popcorn and then wow them with a presentation on the five-and-a-half-story screen. Explore the possibilities of moving a routine gathering to a state-of-the-art theater downtown at the river's edge.

For inquiries about the Entergy Giant Screen Theater, contact our event experts at (504) 212-5301 or fill out the inquiry form below.

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Location: Adjacent to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Capacity: Seating up to 327


  • Giant large-format screen
  • Corporate meeting presentations
  • Convenient to Downtown New Orleans
  • Walking distance from the French Quarter
  • Stadium theater-style seats
  • Adjacent to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas