A Tarantula Visits from the Audubon Zoo

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Boo at the Zoo

“Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo! Featuring Trick-or-Treat Lane presented by Event Producers, a Ghost Train presented Enfamil (which can be scary for children and adults), Mummy Manor presented by Members of the New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union (scary and non-scary), games, entertainment, and more. All games and treats, except concessions, are free with admission.” – audubonnatureinstitute.org

  • Dates:
    • Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27, 2019
  • Times:
    • Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Sunday: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
    • The Zoo will close at 3pm on those days.
  • Audubon Zoo
    • 6500 Magazine Street
    • New Orleans, LA 70118
  • Tickets:
    • $20
      • Event is sold out on Saturday!
    • Children under 24 months of age are admitted for free.
    • Event is held rain or shine.  Boo at the Zoo is considered 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 usually sells out.  Be sure to buy your tickets early.
    • Tickets are available online or at any Audubon attraction.
    • Member discount does not apply.
  • Activities
    • Ghost Train Ride
      • The Ghost Train line closes at 7:30pm on October 25-26 and at 6:30pm October 27. This allows those already in line to ride the train before it closes for the night.
      • The Ghost Train can be scary, especially for little kids!! We recommend a minimum age of 8 years for riders.
    • Monster Maze by a-MAZE-ing returns
    • Scary and non-scary Mummy Manor
    • Trick-or-Treating
      • Trick-or-Treat candy bags for children are distributed at the entrance to Trick-or-Treat Lane – please use only these designated bags for trick-or-treating in Boo at the Zoo.
    • Inflatables
    • Live entertainment
    • Audubon Zoo Animal Encounters
      • Animal exhibits are not open but animal presentations are held by the elephant fountain each night.
    • Endangered Species “Scare-ousel” included in admission
    • Photo Packages
      • Don’t want to bring your camera? Magic Memories can snap your family photo upon entry. Purchase prices vary by package.
    • And much more!

Click here for more information about Boo at the Zoo.


Bat Appreciation Day

Bring the family to the Nature Center to learn how amazing bats can be!  No entrance fee is required to enter the Nature Center, walk the trails, or participate in this event.” – audubonnatureinstitute.org

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Audubon Louisiana Nature Center
  • Schedule
    • 9:30am – Expert Chat
    • 10:00am – Planetarium show
    • 10:15am – Animal Encounter in the Interpretive Center
    • 11:15am – Planetarium Show
    • 11:30am – Expert Chat
    • 1:30pm – Planetarium Show
    • 2:00pm – Animal Encounter in the Interpretive Center
    • 3:30pm – Expert Chat with Dr. Craig Hood
  • Activities and Stamp Collecting Stations
    • 10:00am – 3:00pm
      • Pollinator Garden: Intro and Passport Pick-up
      • Breezeway Landing: Seed-bomb Making
      • Cypress Overlook: Bat listening station
      • Classroom: Flappy Bat Crafts

Click here for more about Bat Appreciation Day.



“Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium invites guests to celebrate Halloween “infestivities” at Crawloween on October 29 through October 31, 2019.  Guests are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, learn about some “scary” critters, discover pumpkins that double as animal habitats, go trick or tricking, eat buggy snacks, and more!  All Crawloween activities are included with general admission.” – audubonnatureinstitute.org

  • Tuesday, October 29 – Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
    • 423 Canal Street
    • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • 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 buggy snacks 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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