New Orleans,
19
May
2017

ZOObilation: A Special Evening for Audubon Members at Audubon Zoo

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Summary

ZOObiliation is the annual membership appreciation event at Audubon Zoo that offers member families an exclusive opportunity to do and see things beyond the every-day experience.

Audubon members will get the red carpet treatment at ZOObiliation, the annual membership appreciation event set for Thursday, June 1, on the picturesque grounds of Audubon Zoo.

The members-only afternoon of family fun begins at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. Audubon members enjoy exclusive access to the Zoo during this special event, which features live music, chats with animal care professionals, animal feedings, exhibit open houses and children's activities.

ZOObilation offers opportunities unavailable during regular hours, including discounts on Zoo concessions and purchases at the Audubon Marketplace gift shop, an animal hospital tour and a chance to feed the giraffes.

Members will enjoy complimentary rides on the Swamp Train and the Endangered Species Carousel. And Audubon educators will be on hand from the ZOOmobile, AquaVan, Bugmobile and Wetland Express.

Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman
"Every year, Audubon Zoo hosts ZOObilation, our way of saying a special thank you to our loyal members. The staff at Audubon Zoo looks forward to celebrating our member families by providing this exclusive opportunity to do and see things beyond the every-day experience.'' 
Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman

Live entertainment on the Capital One Stage will be provided by Super Star Events & Promotions and Ray’s Island Sounds in Cooper Plaza.

There also will be appearances by entomologists from Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, face-painting by Princess Camerian and Caricatures by Uncle Wayne. Other activities include the A-MAZE-ING Maze, NOLA Games on Wheels and a plant sale by the Audubon Horticulture Department.

The Cool Zoo splash park and Gator Run lazy river attractions will be open during ZOObiliation and admission is $5 for members.

ZOObilation is open to anyone with a current membership. Zoo visitors can sign up to become a member on the day of the event.

The Zoo will close at 3 p.m. on June 1 to prepare for ZOObilation.

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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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Frank Donze
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Office: (504) 212-5335
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