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Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is Sold Out! -- This annual Audubon Zoo extravaganza is a safe, fun-filled Halloween event for children up to age 12, featuring trick-or-treat houses with candy, Ghost Train, a haunted house, games, entertainment and more.  All games and treats, except concessions, are free with admission.

  • Friday, October 28, 2016: Sold Out
  • Saturday, October 29, 2016: Sold Out
  • 5pm-9pm
  • Tickets are $17 per person (adult or child). Handling fees apply.
    • Online ticket sales close one hour before the event starts.  Tickets may be available at the gate.
    • Adults and all children 12 months and over must purchase tickets.  Children under 12 months of age are admitted for free.
    • Boo at the Zoo is a fundraiser for Children's Hospital and Audubon Zoo. Should a ticket holder be unable to attend, your purchase should be considered a donation; there will be no refunds nor will tickets be honored on another night or year.
    • Event is held rain or shine.
  • Activites
    • Zombie-themed Ghost Train Ride (train line closes at 8:00pm each night and may be scary for all riders.)
    • Monster Maze by a-MAZE-ing returns
    • Laser Tag Game and Angry Bird Launchers provided by Games2U Nola
    • Scary and non-scary Haunted Mansion
    • Trick or Treat Houses for the little goblins and ghouls to stock up on candy and treats
    • Fun games and inflatables
    • Special location for Toddler Area in Audubon Zoo’s Cool Zoo area (sorry, no water will be running!)
    • Live entertainment on two stages
    • Star Wars characters
    • Audubon Zoo Animal Encounters 5pm - 8pm
    • Endangered Species Carousel included in admission
    • And much more!
  • Activities
    • Music
      • 5pm-9pm: The Super Stars - Music & Games
    • Toddler Area (Cool Zoo)
      • 5:15pm-6:30pm: Dancing Drums
      • 6:45pm-7:30pm: Dancing Drums
      • 7:45pm-8:30pm: Dancing Drums
  • Costume Contest
    •  Be a part of the third annual Boo at the Zoo Costume Contest and Stroller/Wagon Decoration Contest!
      • Deadline to enter is at 7pm on each remaining night of the event.
      • All costumes are welcomed.  Keep your costume "G" rated since it is a family event.
      • Strollers/wagons must allow for the transportation of at least one child.
      • Groups must consist of a combination of adults and children.
      • Groups must be a minimum of 3.
      • Each night the winners of each category will receive an Audubon Nature Institute Family Membership.

Click here for more information about Boo at the Zoo.

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Celebrate Halloween at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium with "Crawloween."  You never know what kind of ghoulish fun the naturalists will think up for visitors-and Halloween is the perfect time for some six-legged hijinks!

  • October 29 & 30, 2016
  • 10am-5pm
  • Tickets
    • Adult: $19.95 (plus sales tax)
    • Child (2-12): $14.95 (plus sales tax)
      • Children will receive a $3 discount on admission if they are in Halloween costumes!
    • Senior (65+): $14.95 (plus sales tax)
  • Activities
    • Learn about the myths behind some "scary" critters.
    • Go trick-or-treating for bug-themed trinkets at their special presentation stations (no edible treats will be distributed)
    • Enjoy Halloween-themed cookies in Bug Appetit
    • Check out pumpkins that double as animal exhibits
    • Enter the "Guess How Many Maggots are in the Jar" contest!  The three closest guesses will receive gift certificates to the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium's Flea Market Gift Shop.

Click here for more information about Crawloween.

Click here for more information about the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.


Weeki Wachee Mermaids

The world-famous Weeki Wachee mermaids will splash into Audubon Aquarium of the Americas on Tuesday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 6th and Thursday, November 10th through Sunday, November 13th.

  • November 3-6, 2016
  • November 10-13, 2016
    • Gulf of Mexico Exhibit
      • 11am-12:30pm
      • 2:30pm-5:00pm
    • Maya Reef Tunnel
      • 12:30pm-2:30pm
    • 2nd Floor Photo Opportunities
      • 10am-11am
      • 11:30am-12:30pm
      • 1pm-2pm
      • 2:30pm-3:30pm
      • 4pm-5pm

Your children can also attend the "Sea Grass Salon."  Be a mermaid just like the ones at the aquarium.  Their very own "Sea Grass" apprentices can turn you into a magical mermaid with make-up, hair extensions and nail color.

Choose your hairstyle, then add make-up, nail color, accessories and a mermaid tail, if your heart desires.  Then let the Sharp Shooter team commemorate this most magical of moments with a keepsake photo.

And boys can join on the fun too, as their "Sea Grass" apprentices transform them into heroic mermen!

  • November 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2016
  • 10:30am-4:30pm
  • Mermaid-Perfect Packages
    • The Little Fish Package: $45.00
      • Mermaid Hairstyling
      • Mermaid face make-up
      • Seashell tiara
      • Nail polish
    • The Mermaid Package: $90.00
      • Mermaid Hairstyling
      • Mermaid face make-up
      • Seashell tiara
      • Nail polish
      • Mermaid Tail (swimming suit)
  • Know Before You Go
    • Reservations should be maid in advance and are highly recommended.
    • To book your appointment at the Sea Grass Salon, call 504-861-5103.
    • Guests under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian's permission to call.
    • To participate, guests must be between 3 and 12 years of age and be accompanied by an adult (18 years of age or older).
    • Your mermaid transformation will take approximately 30 minutes.

Click here for more information about the Weeki Wachee Mermaids.

Click here for more information about Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.


Thanksgiving Camp

Spend Thanksgiving break with the animals at Audubon Zoo!  Tradition-filled holidays are fun times for daylong getaways at the Zoo.  Make Audubon's Holiday Camp part of your tradition.  The camp provides your child with plenty of action-packed adventures among the animals at the Zoo.  Each day is full of animal exploration, scientific investigation, outdoor exercise, and more!

Camp runs from 9am to 3pm.  Before Care and After Care is offered.

  • November 21-23, 2016
  • Price:
    • $35 per day for Members
    • $45 per day for Non-Members
  • Days can be purchased individually, or in a 3-pack.

Click here to register and to learn more about Thanksgiving Camp.

Click here to learn more about Audubon Zoo.


Click here for more information about the Audubon Nature Institute.

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