New Orleans,
18
May
2017

Free Admission for Taylor/Audubon Students and Families

Taylor Family Free Day - Saturday, May 20

Summary

Taylor/Audubon Students and Scholars, along with their parents or guardians and two family members or friends, may enjoy a complimentary visit to Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium on Taylor Family Free Day. 

Louisiana’s best students and their families can celebrate their good grades on Taylor Family Free Day at Audubon Nature Institute on May 20.   

Taylor/Audubon Students and Scholars, along with their parents or guardians and two family members or friends, may enjoy a complimentary visit to Audubon ZooAudubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium on Taylor Family Free Day.

Audubon Nature Institute partners with the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation to reward students’ exceptional work.  

Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman
"We are happy to continue our longstanding partnership with the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation. The Taylor/Audubon Students and Scholars program is a perfect way to reward young people for working hard in the classroom."
Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman

Taylor Scholars will also enjoy free admission to the New Orleans Museum of Art on May 20. The Taylor/NOMA Scholars Program was created 20 years ago through an endowment from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation.

At Audubon Zoo, Taylor Students and Scholars also enjoy discounts at the Cool Zoo splash park, Endangered Species Carousel, Swamp Train and purchases at Audubon concessions and gift shops. 

Check in at the membership window at NOMA and Audubon attractions with your Taylor Card before entering and be sure to bring a photo ID. 

The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation has dedicated more than $900,000 to the Taylor/Audubon Students and Scholars Program.  

That endowment has established programs with Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Zoo and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and allowed them to continue in perpetuity.  

Eligible students earn a one-year membership to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium for achieving a 2.5 grade point average or higher.  

Students who earn a grade point average of 3.0 or above also qualify for a one-year membership to Audubon Zoo.

The program is open to all Louisiana students in grades 7 through 12, whether attending public, private, or parochial schools. Parents or guardians may accompany students free of charge.

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Audubon Nature Institute

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.

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