Zoo Picnic Pavilion

Zoo Picnic Pavilion

Perfect Outdoor Venue for Your Company Picnic or Appreciation Party

Audubon Zoo

6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

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Zoo Picnic Pavilion in Audubon Zoo

The Audubon Zoo Picnic Pavilion is the perfect venue for your next outdoor event. Conveniently located in Audubon Zoo, this outdoor space offers covered seating, a sand volleyball court, a large grassy lawn, and of course, nearby zoo attractions.

Available Days

Perfect Venue For:

Social Events
  • Family Reunions
Corporate/University/Meeting Planners/Hospitals/Governments
  • Company Picnics
  • Student Events
  • Hospital Events - Patient Groups
  • Military Picnics

Daytime Capacity
  • Zoo Picnic Pavilion: Up to 1,000 people (2,000 people on a flow-through)
Evening Capacity
  • Zoo Picnic Pavilion: Up to 600 people
Types of Events

New Orleans is a great city for outdoor events, from crawfish boils to just socializing in the sun, and the versatile Zoo Picnic Pavilion can be transformed to fit almost any activities you have in mind. Our daytime buffet-style picnics are appropriate for gatherings of all sizes, making the Picnic Pavilion a popular choice for corporate picnics, family reunions, club gatherings, birthday parties, and more. This venue has been a destination for class field trips, boy and girl scout meetings, corporate team building retreats and training sessions. It's also the perfect place for children's birthday party guests to stop for a sweet treat between the Swamp Train and the Gottesman Family Endangered Species Carousel.


In addition to a beautiful outdoor space and the option for Audubon catering, the Zoo Picnic Pavilion offers audio visual capabilities and free parking to event guests. Unlike the rustic Cajun Ballroom and the relatively formal Audubon Tea Room, the Picnic Pavilion sets a casual tone for socializing among friends, family or coworkers. Due to its location, the Picnic Pavilion also comes with built-in opportunities for educational fun. Send guests to discover nearby exhibits, ranging from the locally focused Louisiana Swamp to the Maya-themed Jaguar Jungle to the Bambu Village Asian Discovery Trail. If your guests are more interested in art and architecture, they can enjoy a walking tour of the Zoo's many historic buildings, including the iconic Odenheimer Sea Lion Pool and Depression-era bas-reliefs built by the Works Progress Administration. Whether you and your guests are excited about food, socializing, outdoor sports, animals or architecture, the Picnic Pavilion will happily cater to your needs.

Enhance your Event

The volleyball court and grassy lawn have almost limitless potential for games, relay races and outdoor fun. Help your guests loosen up and work up an appetite by planning events that make use of the pavilion's wide open spaces. We can also keep them entertained with live music and fun inflatables. Take your Zoo Picnic Pavilion event to the next level with discounted Zoo admission for your guests!


Audubon will always place our guests’ and employees’ safety as our top priority. We are committed to providing you with a safe experience in a socially responsible environment.