Audubon Zoo Hosts New Orleans Pelicans Day
Sunday, March 12, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
New Orleans Pelicans Day at Audubon Zoo on March 12 will feature appearances by team players, Pelicans dancers, mascot Pierre the Pelican and the Swoop Troop along with contests, interactive games and more.
Get ready for a fun-filled afternoon of hoop dreams when Audubon Zoo hosts New Orleans Pelicans Day on Sunday, March 12, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Capital One Pavilion.
The star-studded affair will feature appearances by team players, Pelicans dancers, mascot Pierre the Pelican and the Swoop Troop along with contests, interactive games and more.
“Pelicans Day is just one of the many ways our city’s NBA team is investing in our community. Throughout the year, the Pelicans promote literacy and leadership, advocate healthy lifestyles and work to preserve the health of our coastal wetlands by increasing awareness and funding research.’’
The day’s events kick off at 2 p.m. with a second line led by the Pelicans drum line starting at Cooper Plaza Fountain and ending at the Capital One Stage, where a DJ will be on hand until 4 p.m. and Pelicans players will be signing autographs.
Guests also will enjoy animal encounters, a Pelicans tattoo parlor and hair salon, an obstacle course, face painting, inflatables, magicians and jugglers. Pelicans team merchandise will be on sale.
New Orleans Pelicans Day is included with Audubon Nature Institute membership and Zoo admission.
Pelicans season ticket holders and the team’s corporate partners will receive a $3 discount off Zoo admission for adults and children.
- The Pelicans and Audubon have partnered to educate the public about coastal preservation through an outreach program that sends Audubon’s Wetland Express to visit schools and festivals.
- The Pelicans joined with Audubon in 2016 to open the Pelicans’ Nest in the Zoo’s Louisiana Swamp where guests can experience fun activities designed to promote Gulf Coast wetlands conservation.
- Last year, the Pelicans and Audubon teamed up with award-wining book author Johnette Downing and illustrator Heather Stanley to encourage reading and connect children with the beauty and importance of Louisiana’s wetlands through their new book, Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh.
- The Pelicans will host the annual Toast for the Coast fund-raising gala to support its wetlands education partnership with Audubon Nature Institute on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in the Louisiana Swamp at Audubon Zoo.
Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.