A Zoopendous Thanks to our Generous Sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Whitney Bank logo.

Headline Entertainment Sponsor

Chevron logo in blue and white.

Promotional Media Sponsor

Chevron logo in blue and white.

Luxury Vehicle Raffle Sponsor

Lexus Logo.

Tea Room Party Sponsor

The Zemurray Foundation logo.

Patron Party Sponsor

New Orleans Pelicans logo in blue, red, white and gold.

Leader of the Pride Sponsors
Kevin Clifford and Michele Reynoir 
Stephanie and Ludovico Feoli
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. Tiller / Mr. and Mrs. Brandon N. Berger / The Berger Family

Eustis Insurance logo.

Pelican Coast Clothing Company Logo.

Sazerac New Orleans logo.

Tulane Health System logo.

If you would like to be a Sponsor or Patron, please call (504) 861-5374 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Whitney Zoo-To-Do Exclusive Sponsor Benefits
Join us as a Sponsor or Patron at the 2018 Whitney Zoo-To-Doo to Celebrate Lions: The Roar Returns! You will ensure that the legacy of Audubon Zoo will continue to grow and thrive for the entire New Orleans community. Sponsors and Patrons receive early and exclusive admittance to the Jerome S. Glazer Audubon Tea Room and Garden, as well as the Patron Lounge & Patio throughout the event with upscale cocktail bars and delectable cuisine. Sponsors will be recognized on printed materials including event invitation, event program, event web page, Sponsor and Patron welcome signage at entrance to event, and Audubon Nature Institute’s Donor Honor Roll.

$12,500 Leader of the Pride Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:
    • 30 Zoo-To-Do Sponsor tickets*
    • Reserved seating inside the Jerome S. Glazer Audubon Tea Room
    • 6 reserved parking permits
    • Logo and name recognition on event program and event web page
    • 24 Audubon Nature Institute facility passes (expire December 2018)

$7,500 Radiant Rhinoceros Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:
   
• 22 Zoo-To-Do Sponsor tickets*
    • Reserved seating inside the Jerome S. Glazer Audubon Tea Room
    • 4 reserved parking permits

$5,000 Groovy Giraffe Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:
    • 18 Zoo-To-Do Sponsor tickets*
    • Reserved seating in the Tea Room Garden
    • 2 reserved parking permits

$3,000 Gregarious Gorilla Sponsor
Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:
   
• 10 Zoo-To-Do Sponsor tickets*
    • 1 reserved parking permit

$1,650 Outstanding Okapi Sponsor
    • Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus 6 Zoo-To-Do Sponsor tickets*


Whitney Zoo-To-Do Exclusive Patron Benefits
Patrons will enjoy early admittance to the event with access to the Patron Lounge and Patio where hand-crafted libations, including the official Whitney Zoo-To-Do "signature cocktail" will be served alongside delectable cuisine from some of New Orleans' finest restaurants. Patrons will also enjoy comfortable lounge seating, and a view of the main stage. Patrons will be recognized on printed materials, including event invitation, event program, Sponsor and Patron welcome signage at entrance to event, and Audubon Nature Institute’s Donor Honor Roll.

$550 Wild Wildebeest Patron
    • Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus 2 Patron tickets*

$450 Sassy Serval Junior Patron (Ages 21-35)
    • Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus 2 Patron tickets*

$275 Single Patron Ticket
    • Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus 1 Patron ticket*

$225 Young Junior Patron Ticket (Ages 21-35)
    • Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus One Patron ticket*

*Whitney Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level all access tickets will allow entry to the Audubon Tea Room and Garden as well as the Patron Lounge and Patio. Patron level tickets will allow access only to the Patron Lounge and Patio, where Sponsors and Patrons can mingle while enjoying a private view of the Main Stage.

If you would like to be a Sponsor or Patron, please call (504) 861-5374 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To be listed in the invitation, please reply by February 1, 2018.
To be listed in the program, please reply by April 10, 2018.

According to IRS guidelines, only contributions over the value of dining and entertainment are tax-deductible. For all Sponsor and Patron categories, the non-deductible value is $60/ticket. Thank you for your support.

Spend a memorable evening at the 2018 Whitney Zoo-To-Do, Audubon Zoo's signature fundraising event celebrating its 41st year. Your ticket purchase includes live entertainment, premium cocktails and delicious cuisine from local restaurants. Tickets are on sale now!

Sponsor Tickets
7:00 p.m. - Midnight (Audubon Tea Room, Garden, Patron Lounge and Patio)

  • $12,500 Leader of the Pride Sponsor
    Admits 30 with reserved seating inside Audubon Tea Room; 6 reserved parking permits
  • $7,500 Radiant Rhionoceros Sponsor
    Admits 22 with reserved seating inside Audubon Tea Room; 4 reserved parking permits
  • $5,000 Groovy Giraffe Sponsor
    Admits 18 with reserved seating in Audubon Tea Room Garden; 2 reserved parking permits
  • $3,000 Gregarious Gorilla Sponsor — Admits 10; 1 reserved parking permit
  • $1,650 Outstanding Okapi Sponsor —  Admits 6

Patron Tickets
7:00 p.m. - Midnight (Patron Lounge and Patio)

  • $550 Wild Wildebeest Patron — Admits 2
  • $450 Sassy Serval Junior Patron — Admits 2 (Ages 21-35)
  • $275 Single Patron Ticket — Admits 1
  • $225 Young Junior Patron Ticket — Admits 1 (Ages 21-35)

Gala Tickets
8:00 p.m. - Midnight (Audubon Zoo Grounds)
The Early Bird Discount for Audubon Members expires midnight April 1, 2018.

  • $85 Early Bird Young Member (Ages 21-35) — expires midnight April 1, 2018. Admits 1. Limit two tickets. Non-transferable.
  • $130 Early Bird Member — expires midnight, April 1, 2018. Admits 1. Limit four tickets. Non-transferable.
  • $110 Young Audubon Member (Ages 21-35) — Admits 1. Limit two tickets. Non-transferable.
  • $155 Audubon Member — Admits 1. Non-transferable.
  • $175 Individual (Non-Audubon Member) — Admits 1

Limited Reservations. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are not sold at the gate. No refunds.
 

Since 1972, the hallmark of Whitney Zoo-To-Do has been show-stopping musical talent. Throughout our history, we have featured a number of award winning artists, such as The Temptations, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and The Village People.

Featured Entertainment
The Big Beyond

Party Band The Big Beyond


Main Stage
Big Sam's Funky Nation

Photo of the group Big Sam's Funky Nation.


Cooper Plaza Entertainment
Bon Bon Vivant

Picture of the band Bon Bon Vivant.


Front Gate Entertainment
Bamboula 2000

Photo of the group Bamboula 2000.

Audubon Zoo will be closed on Friday, May 4, 2018 to prepare for Whitney Zoo-To-Do.

Q: What should I wear?
A: The Dress Code for the evening is black tie or white linen suit for men and cocktail attire for women.

Q: Are food and drink included in my ticket price?

A: Yes! This event offers more than 70 famous New Orleans restaurants and more than 60 cocktail bars. Your ticket also includes all live entertainment! The Whitney Zoo-To-Do Restaurant Guide offers maps, restaurant and beverage listings!

Q: Where can I park?

A: Parking is free and available in the Audubon Zoo parking lot.

Q: What happens if it rains?

A: The party goes on! This is a rain or shine event.

Q: Can I bring young children?
A: This is an adults-only event; babies and children will not be admitted. Louisiana law prohibits the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by any person under the age of 21 unless accompanied by his or her parent or spouse over the age of 21.

Q: How do I become a Sponsor or Patron?
A: Please contact call (504) 861-5374 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Q: I have more questions, who can help?
A: For more information, please contact the Zoo-To-Do Office at (504) 861-5107 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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