Wild Nights and Insect Adventures

A group of kids hold butterfly nets as part of the Wild Nights Insect Adventure at the Audubon Zoo.

Audubon Zoo, Golf and Tennis will be closed on Sunday, June 7, 2020 due to Tropical Storm Cristobal. The last entry time available for Audubon Zoo will be Saturday, June 6 at 1 p.m. The Zoo will close at 3 p.m.


We’re thrilled to announce that Audubon Zoo is open!

Due to State and City reopening guidelines, all Zoo admission, including Member admission, must be reserved online in advance for a specific date and entry time. You can find more information about how to purchase tickets on our ticketing website and changes to your Zoo visit experience due to State and City reopening guidelines on our reopening website

Audubon Park and Riverview are open to the public, including vehicular traffic. Audubon Tennis has reopened Wednesdays through Sundays, and the Audubon Park Golf Club is open. Click the links to learn more about the current operating status of each facility.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and Audubon Nature Center remain closed to the public, and we do not yet have a timeline for reopening. Please follow Audubon on social media and check back here for more updates as the phased reopening of New Orleans continues.


Looking for Bugs, Day or Night!

Ever wonder which marvelous moths and beautiful beetles are out and about at night? And what about the darting dragonflies and active ants that fly and crawl about during our hot summer days? Join Audubon entomologists at Audubon Wilderness Park and Audubon Louisiana Nature Center and learn about the fascinating bugs that inhabit south Louisiana. You’ll see lots of insects and spiders while hiking trails and (at night) others that are attracted to lights at Audubon’s facilities on the west bank and in eastern New Orleans.

Wild Night
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fee: $60/person Members; $70/person Non-Members (plus sales tax)

Insect Adventure
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fee: $60/person Members; $70/person Non-Members (plus sales tax)

Check back in for 2020 Dates 

Age: Guests must be 6 years of age or older. The adult to child ratio is 3 children to 1 adult.

Location: Audubon Wilderness Park (located within Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center) and Audubon Louisiana Nature Center (adjacent to Joe Brown Park)

Trip Tips:

  • The maximum number of people for each adventure is 20.
  • Registration includes an insect collecting kit, a headlamp with batteries (Wild Night) or an aerial net (Insect Adventure), and an exclusive Wild Nights & Insect Adventures collectible water bottle.
  • Let us know of participants have any allergies.
  • Registration fee includes a ticket to Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium to use at a later date.
  • The rain dates for each will try to be scheduled for the day or night following the originally scheduled date.
  • For more information contact Zack Lemann by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at 504-587-2109.

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