The Audubon Zoo is part of the Audubon Nature Institute. The Audubon Nature Institute includes the Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Insectarium, Entergy IMAX Theatre, Audubon Park, Audubon Park Golf Course and Audubon Clubhouse Café.
The Audubon Zoo has a number of special exhibits. One of these exhibits is the Louisiana Swamp Exhibit, which focuses on the plants and animals of the swamp along with the heritage of the Cajun people. Alligator feedings and activities allow an up-close experience of the exhibit. Two other exhibits, Discovery Walk and Embraceable Zoo, offers guests the opportunity to touch and have close encounters with the animals of these exhibits. On weekends, guests can be involved in feeding the birds during the Bug Toss held in the afternoon at the Audubon Aviary. Don't forget to see the white tigers!
The Audubon Zoo also has a splash park called Cool Zoo. This area includes jumping waterspouts, a water slide, water-spitting snakes and soakers. It has three different splash zones with one reserved for toddlers and younger children. The cost for Cool Zoo is $7 for non-members and $5 for Audubon members. Wristbands are purchased at the front gate or at the Carousel ticket booth.
Where Can I Find Coupons & Discounts for Audubon Zoo?
The Audubon Institute offers many combo tickets. These combo tickets include the zoo along with other choices such as the IMAX theatre, aquarium or insectarium.
Audubon Experience Package is the best way to save money if you are planning to visit a number of the Audubon attractions. The packages include entry into the Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX Theatre and Audubon Insectarium. It includes one visit to each place and is good for five days after starting your first visit to your first attraction.
A Senior discount offers $3 off regular zoo ticket prices for all those 65 and over.
In the past, the zoo has offered FREE admission to Dad's on Father's Day.
Neworleanscoupon.com has a coupon for $3 off adults and $2 off children on their website.
An Audubon Membership offers a year of free admission to the Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium. Members also save with discount admission tickets to the Audubon Insectarium and IMAX Theatre as well as extra activities in the attractions.
Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounted admission tickets. Educational trips can also be arranged for groups.
Discounts are offered through AAA, for college students, the United States Military, City of New Orleans and State of Louisiana employees. Appropriate IDs must be shown for a discount. Most discounts are $1 - $3.
Most of the hotels in the area have package deals that include entrance into the zoo and/or other Audubon areas.
The New Orleans Entertainment book has, in the past, offered a coupon for 10% off at the zoo.
The Audubon Zoo has both a Twitter and Facebook page. They often tell of special events, drawings and more on them.
Other Details about Audubon Zoo
The Audubon Zoo also has a splash park called Cool Zoo. This area includes jumping waterspouts, a water slide, water-spitting snakes and soakers. It has three different splash zones with one reserved for toddlers and younger children. The cost for Cool Zoo is $5 for non-members and $4 for Audubon members. Wristbands are purchased at the front gate or at the Carousel ticket booth.
The zoo has many fun areas that have an additional cost. Some of these include Cool Zoo, Gottesman Family Endangered Species Carousel, Audubon’s Dinosaur Adventure and Swamp Train. These “extra” activities cost from $1 to about $5. Members get a discount.
General Admission prices for the Audubon Zoo are $17.50 for Adults, $12 for Children (2-12) and Children under 2 are FREE.
The zoo opens at 10am and closes at 4pm during the week and 5pm on the weekend.
The zoo can be reached by car, by taking the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line or the RTA bus lines 11: Magazine, 32:Leonidas or 10:Tchoupitoulas lines. If taking the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, you can walk through the Audubon Park to the zoo or ride the Audubon Shuttle from St. Charles Avenue to the zoo. During in season the shuttle runs every 15 minutes.
The zoo has its own parking lot and parking is free.
Ice chests are allowed into the zoo on any day except a day when the zoo is hosting a festival such as Swamp Fest.