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  • Audubon Members Only
  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016
  • 4:40pm – 7:30
  • Audubon will close at 3pm to prepare for this event.

ZOObilation is an afternoon of family fun, for kids of all ages and it’s FREE for Audubon Members!  During this event, Audubon Zoo is open exclusively for Audubon Members with live music, keeper chats, animals feedings, exhibit open houses and kids activities! Members tour the animal hospital, feed the giraffes and enjoy a discount at all Zoo concessions.

Admission to ZOObilation is extended to those covered by your current membership.  Blankets, lawn chairs and wagons welcome. No outside food and beverage allowed.  No guest passes allowed.

For more information about ZOObilation, please visit their website.


Dinner and a ZOOvie

The popular “Dinner and a ZOOvie” series at Audubon Zoo is returning for a fourth season with an expanded lineup of ten crowd-pleasing films, beginning with the Academy Award-winning computer-animated feature “Inside Out” on Friday, June 10.  Also back this year is an invitation to beat the heat before each film by visiting the Cool Zoo/Gator Run attraction.

  • Every Friday from June 10, 2016 to August 19, 2016
  • Admission
    • $6 per person
    • Children under the age of 2 get in for free
  •  Gates open for 6pm (for both the movie and Cool Zoo)
  • Cool Zoo and Gator Run Lazy River
    • Will be open from 6pm – 8pm
  • Movie
    • Starts shortly after 8pm

Visitors can bring their own towels or purchase them and other souvenirs at the Cool Shop.  Rafts are included in the admission price for Cool Zoo/Gator Run.  Anyone under 48 inches will need a life jacket supplied by Audubon Zoo.  Gator Run includes showers, restrooms and plenty of shaded, outdoor seating.

Moviegoers are welcome to bring a picnic dinner, chairs and blankets to watch the ZOOvie.  No glass containers, open candles or pets will be permitted.  Food trucks will be onsite and some Zoo concessions will available for purchase.  No outside food or beverage can be brought into Cool Zoo or Gator Run.

ZOOvie tickets are available for purchase online, at the Zoo, at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and will be on sale at the Zoo on the night of each showing.  Buying tickets ahead of time is recommended to ensure speedier entry.  Online ticket sales will be available up to 5:30 p.m. on the day of each ZOOvie.  After 5:30 p.m., tickets can be purchased at the Zoo.

Anyone purchasing $12 Cool Zoo/movie combo tickets online or in person must pick up wrist bands at the Zoo entrance.  Admission to Cool Zoo and Gator Run is available only as part of a ZOOvie combo ticket.

This is a special event and all guests, including Audubon members, must purchase tickets to ZOOvies. There are no discounts and complimentary passes are not valid.

Animal exhibits will not be open during the screenings.

2016 “Dinner And a ZOOvie”  Schedule:
June 10 – “Inside Out” (2015)
June 17 – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015)
June 24 – Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015)
July 8 “Jurassic World” (2015)
July 15 – “The Good Dinosaur” (2015)
July 22 – “The Intern (2015)
July 29 – “The SpongeBob Movie – Sponge Out of Water” (2015)
August 5 – “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014)
August 12 – “Zootopia” (2016)
August 19 – “Hotel Transylvania 2” (2015)

For more information and “Dinner and a ZOOvie,” please visit their website.


Youth Conservation Corps

The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC Nola) is a new program created for students ages 12-19 through a partnership with Orleans Parish 4-H Foundation.  YCC Nola engages teens in conservation and community issues through various hands-on workshops and service-learning opportunities with local partners.  Each month students can attend two workshops and participate in a service project with local organizations.  Workshops will focus on environmental stewardship, outdoor skills, leadership and service learning.

Workshops and service projects begin in May and will be offered throughout the summer.

Click HERE to receive more information!



The ECCO program provides youth entering 8th-11th grades with a year long opportunity to experience Audubon Zoo, focusing on leadership, animal husbandry and conservation, as well as local and global environmental issues.  They also have time for conducting school-based work with access to all Zoo Education resources during ECCO hours.  Participants attend two interactive workshops per week after school, September through May.  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.  Applications sent out in early June.  Deadline to apply is August 1, 2016.

Click HERE to request an application. For more information about the ECCO program, please email Stephanie Smith.


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

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