Audubon Nature Institute 2019 Fall/Winter Schedule Begins
Tuesday-through-Sunday schedule begins September 10
- Watoto Walk VisitorsAudubon Zoo March 29, 2019
- Alligator TrainingAlligator training photographed Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Trainers work with “Tchompatoulas”, an adult white alligator, on target training. If the alligator correctly executes the movements they have been trained to do, they receive a reward of food. The white coloring of the gator is a result of leucism, a genetic abnormality similar to albinism.
- Zoo VisitorsAudubon Zoo March 29, 2019
- ButterflyA butterfly at Audubon Butterfly Garden And Insectarium on April 23, 2018.
- Sea Otter TrainingSea Otter training photographed Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. If the sea otter correctly executes the movements they have been trained to do, they receive a reward of food.
- Aquarium VisitorsSchool children enjoy the penguins Tuesday, February 26,2019 at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.
- Butterfly GardenThe butterfly garden at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium on December 18, 2014. Photography by Rusty Costanza, Digital Roux Photography.
- King Mydas"Mydas" a Green Sea Turtle at the Aquarium of the Americas swims in the Gulf of Mexico exhibit Tuesday, January 16, 2019.
Summer is winding down, and that means changes are coming to Audubon Nature Institute's schedule.
All attractions (except Audubon Louisiana Nature Center) are closed on Mondays beginning Monday, September 9 through the end of February. These Audubon attractions will resume a seven-days-a-week schedule in March. The following excludes special holiday openings: the Monday before Thanksgiving, November 25; Monday, December 23; New Year's Eve, December 31; Martin Luther King Day, January 20; and Lundi Gras, February 24.
Cool Zoo/Gator Run Water Park
Cool Zoo and the Gator Run lazy river are open August 31 through September 2 for the Labor Day weekend before closing for the fall and winter. Both will reopen in the spring.
Open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Entergy Giant Screen Theater
Open Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Open Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Audubon Louisiana Nature Center
Walking Trails open Monday through Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Interpretive Center open Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Catch Attack of the Bloodsuckers! before it leaves Audubon Louisiana Nature Center on Sunday, September 1. This kid-friendly exhibition examines the what, why, when, and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, and other parasites. Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem and how to keep them out of your system.
For more information on Audubon fall/winter schedules, click here.
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.