Classroom Programs

Virtual Programs

We are currently offering in-person and virtual school programs. For information about requesting admission tickets for school groups, please visit our Group Tickets page.

Virtual Classroom Programs

Learn about the wonders of nature with Audubon Nature Institute’s Classroom Programs!

Currently, all Classroom Programs are offered virtually over Zoom. Audubon Nature Institute values the accessibility virtual programs offer and we look forward to offering on-site opportunities in the future.

Ideal for classrooms, homeschoolers, and other small group settings, each 45-minute program includes interaction with Audubon educators and unique experiences with ambassador animals that live at Audubon Zoo. These programs feature science topics aligned with Louisiana State Science Standards and are specifically designed for K-12 classrooms.

Programs are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Please book at least three weeks in advance as availability is limited and reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis.

Questions? Contact the Education Department at or (504) 212-5378.

*Please note – we are unable to deliver assembly style programs at this time.


Program Details: 

  • $200 in-person program/$100 virtual program
  • Discounted for Louisiana Schools eligible for Title 1 funding*
  • Maximum of 35 participants
  • 45 minute presentation
  • Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Meet up to three animals

**Thanks to the generous support of Chevron, Title 1 schools in Louisiana are eligible for the following program discounts for the 2023-2024 school year. This includes one (1) free visit to each K-12th classroom. Schools with Title 1 Targeted Assistance Programs will receive a 10% discount.

Tech Requirements

Audubon’s Virtual Education Programs are delivered using the Zoom meeting platform. Instructions on how to access the program will be provided after your program is booked.

Required technology:

  • Reliable internet access
  • A computer, tablet, or mobile device with a webcam, microphone, and speakers
  • The computer/mobile device must be able to support either the Zoom video conferencing app or desktop client (no individual login or account required). For further system requirements, visit the Zoom help center here.




    Thanks to Chevron for supporting Audubon's Virtual Programs.


    "My students absolutely LOVED the program. It was so nice to have something to break up the monotony of our usual online learning format. They were highly engaged throughout the presentation and many of them emailed me afterward to thank me for scheduling it and to ask to do more things like this. They learned a lot about the animals and many talked to me about how it connects to their career goals.”
    -Teacher, Kipp Frederick A. Douglass High School

    "It was GREAT and we are VERY grateful for the experience. THANK YOU!!!”
    -Teacher, J.J. Audubon Elementary

    "Great experience, I am hoping we can do it again. My students were so engaged and haven't stopped talking about it. This is a great program.”
    -Teacher, Thomas Elementary School

    Additional Learning Resources



    Educational resources for learning about bugs are available for educators and parents at
    Harry’s Big Adventure is an interactive and educational website developed by Terminix and Audubon Nature Institute to share the wonderful world of insects and the impact they have on the natural world across the nation.
    To learn more, visit


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