A Tarantula Visits from the Audubon Zoo

Bat Festival

"Bring the family to the Nature Center to learn how amazing bats can be!" - audubonnatureinstitute.org

  • Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Audubon Louisiana Nature Center
    • 11000 Lake Forest Blvd.,
    • New Orleans, LA 70127
  • Free admission
  • Activities
    • Bat Crafts
    • Face Painting
    • Bat Mascot
    • Gardening for Bats
    • “Benefits of Bats” presentation at 3:30pm by Dr. Craig Hood, Loyola University
    • Free Bat Week Recipes
    • Food Truck and Concessions

Click here for more information about the Bat Festival.

Click here for more information about the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center.

Bat Hike at the Nature Center

"Join bat expert, Dr. Craig S. Hood, as he guides you on a walk through the Nature Center trails listening and looking for native bats. Dr. Hood will also explain the benefits of bats and what you can do to attract them." - audubonnatureinstitute.org

  • Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Audubon Louisiana Nature Center
    • 11000 Lake Forest Blvd.,
    • New Orleans, LA 70127
  • Tickets
    • $5 for Audubon Members
    • $7 for Non-Members

Click here to purchase tickets for the Bat Hike at the Nature Center.

Click here for more information about the Bat Hike at the Nature Center.

Click here for more information about the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center.

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Crawloween

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

  • Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
    • 423 Canal St.,
    • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Admission discount
    • Wear a Halloween costume and get a discount off of admission!
    • ($3 off for adults, $2 off for children under 12 years)
    • Normal Admission Prices:
      • $29.95 (plus sales tax): Adult
      • $21.95 (plus sales tax): Child (2-12)
      • $24.95 (plus sales tax): Senior (65+)
  • Activities
    • Learn about the myths behind some "scary" critters
    • Go trick-or-treating for bug-themed trinkets at our special presentation stations
    • Enjoy Halloween-themed cookies in Bug Appétit
    • Check out pumpkins that double as animal exhibits
    • See the spiders, scorpions and roaches
    • 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.

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Weeki Wachi Mermaids

  • November 1-4 & 8-11, 2018
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
    • 1 Canal St.,
    • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Mermaids and pirates will dive beneath the surface of the Great Maya Reef, which is home to stingrays and tropical fish.
  • Guests also can meet a mermaid up-close and have photos taken near the second floor Stingray touch pool.

Mermaid and Pirate Party

"Enjoy our Pisces Room that overlooks the Mississippi River to create mermaid and pirate themed crafts. Enjoy pirate and mermaid games, an exclusive 'Shell-fie Station', a Sing-a-long with pirate and mermaid songs with a DJ." - audubonnatureinstitute.org

  • November 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2018
  • 8:30am - 10:00am
  • Pisces Room
    • 2nd Floor of the Aquarium
  • Tickets:
    • $5.00 per person
      • Complimentary admission for parents and guardians if accompanied by a child with a ticket.
      • Admission to this event is included with a "Breakfast with the Mermaids" ticket and with a "Sea Glass Salon" appointment.

Sea Glass Salon

"Transform into a mermaid at the Aquarium! Professional 'Sea Grass Stylists' from Salon J’elle will turn you into a magical mermaid complete with makeup, hair, and a mermaid inspired outfit. If your child prefers something a little different they can join in the fun as our 'Sea Grass' apprentices transform them into pirates! Your Seagrass Salon ticket also includes admission to the Aquarium for the day and the Mermaid & Pirate party in the Pisces Room on the second floor of the Aquarium." - audubonnatureinstitute.org

  • November 4 & 11, 2018
  • 10:00am-4:30pm
  • Pisces Room
    • 2nd Floor of the Aquarium
  • Packages
    • The Mystical Mermaid Package is SOLD OUT
    • The Captain Hook Package: $45.00 (plus taxes and a transaction fee)
      • Pirate Makeup
      • Earring, Eyepatch, Hat, Sword, and Tattoo
      • Access to our Mermaid and Pirates party
      • Exclusive “Shell-fie” Station
      • Under the Sea inspired snacks
      • Click here to book an appointment.
  • Know Before You Go
    • Reservations should be made in advance and are highly recommended.
    • Register online here.
    • 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 pirate transformation will take approximately 30 minutes.

Breakfast with the Mermaids

"Enjoy your breakfast in front of the Gulf of Mexico exhibit at Audubon Aquarium of Americas! Guests will receive exclusive access to meet a mermaid up close during breakfast and each participant will receive an autographed photo of their mermaid. After breakfast (9:45am) guests will have early entry for a free photo with a mermaid. Your breakfast ticket also includes admission to the Aquarium for the day and the Mermaid & Pirate party in the Pisces Room on the second floor of the Aquarium." - audubonnatureinstitute.org

  • November 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2018
  • 8:30am - 10:00am
  • Gulf of Mexico Exhibit at the Aquarium
  • Tickets:
    • Members: $75.00 (plus taxes and a transaction fee)
    • Non-Members: $85.00 (plus taxes and a transaction fee)
  • Click here for more information about Breakfast with the Mermaids and for the menu.

Mermaid Saloon

"Visit with the mermaid’s after-hours in an all inclusive adult cocktail event!" - audubonnatureinstitute.org

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
  • Tickets:
    • Members: $55.00 (plus taxes and a transaction fee)
    • Non-Members: $65.00 (plus taxes and a transaction fee)
  • Signature cocktails include the "Mer-tini" and "Pirate Punch"!
  • Delicious passed Hors d'oeuvres  and a shrimp cake station
  • Mermaids, Mermen, and Underwater Pirate Sword Fights
  • Photo Opportunities

Click here for more information about the Weeki Wachee Mermaids.

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

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Zoo Lights

"Audubon Zoo Lights presented by Children’s Hospital will bring the holiday spirit to our community by creating an enchanting nighttime winter dreamland in the heart of Uptown New Orleans." - audubonnatureinstitute.org

  • Open on select dates from November 23 - December 30, 2018
  • Audubon Zoo
    • 6500 Magazine St.
    • New Orleans, LA 70118
  • 5:30pm - 9:30pm (last entry at 9:00pm)
  • Tickets:
    • Members: $10.00
    • Non-Members: $15.00
    • Children under 2 years are admitted free.
  • Activities
    • Exciting arrays of animal-themed light displays
    • Nightly live entertainment including jazzy carols and New Orleans-style second line parades
    • Holiday story time
    • Delicious holiday treats
    • Craft tents to create special messages that will be delivered to the patients at Children's Hospital
    • Holiday Marketplace filled with items from local artisans
  • Things You Need to Know
    • Animal exhibits are not accessible, but animal presentations are scheduled nightly.
    • The Gottesman Endangered Species Carousel will be accessible as a ticketed attraction.
    • Holiday photos are available for a fee.
    • The Zoo Train will not operate during Zoo Lights.

Click here for more information about Zoo Lights.

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For more information about the Audubon Zoo, please visit their website.

Audubon Zoo

  • 6500 Magazine St.
  • New Orleans, LA 70118