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Audubon Nature Institute Facilities to Reopen with Discount for Louisiana Residents

UPDATE 9/15: Due to inclement weather from Hurricane Nicholas, the Golf Club at Audubon Park scheduled to reopen on Saturday, September 18 will be delayed through the weekend. The golf course and path are not clear enough to ensure the safety of golfers.

Audubon Nature Institute plans to reopen its facilities following closures due to the impacts of Hurricane Ida in two phases. The first phase begins Thursday, September 16, 2021, with the reopening of Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Louisiana Nature Center. The second phase will include Audubon Zoo, Golf Club at Audubon Park, and Audubon Park Tennis opening on Saturday, September 18, 2021. 

Portions of the jogging path in Audubon Park are scheduled to reopen for limited use this week. Bicycles will not be permitted until the entire Park opens this Saturday.

Audubon is offering a 50% discount on all admission to the Zoo and Aquarium to Louisiana residents. The offer is valid online and at the front gate for up to four tickets from September 16 through October 3, 2021. Click HERE to reserve discounted tickets online.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all in our community that have been impacted by the storm,” said Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman. "We hope that a visit to the Zoo or Aquarium and the opportunity to connect with the natural world can provide a little solace to our community during this difficult time." 

The animals under the care of Audubon’s dedicated staff did well throughout the storm. Although the facilities lost power for an extended period, activation of Audubon’s robust hurricane plan which includes several tiers of energy contingencies, protected the thousands of animals in Audubon’s parks and museums. 

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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.