Audubon Nature Institute Open on Monday, February 27 and Closed on Mardi Gras, Tuesday February 28
Audubon will be open 7 days a week beginning Monday, March 6
Audubon Nature Institute will be open on Lundi Gras and will return to a seven-day-a week schedule on Monday, March 6. Cool Zoo and Gator Run lazy river reopen on April 14 at Audubon Zoo.
- Front GateAudubon Zoo, a facility of Audubon Nature Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Aquarium ExteriorAudubon Aquarium of the Americas, a facility of Audubon Nature Institute. New Orleans, LA
- Tiger Longwing ButterflyJoe W. and Dorothy Dorsetty Brown Foundation Butterflies in Flight exhibit at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. A facility of Audubon Nature Institute, New Orleans LA.
- Ambassador Chinchilla
- Backstage Penguin PassGo behind the scenes at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas for an up-close encounter with an endangered African penguin.
Audubon Nature Institute will be open on Lundi Gras but will be closed on Mardi Gras.
On Monday March 6, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Entergy Giant Screen Theater will return to a seven-day-a-week schedule. Cool Zoo and Gator Run lazy river will open April 14 for the 2017 season at Audubon Zoo.
Audubon's daily schedule continues through Sept. 4, 2017, when Audubon will close on most Mondays.
The 2017 Cool Zoo season begins just in time for school break. The popular water attractions will be open daily from April 14 through April 23 before switching to a weekends-only schedule from April 24 through May 26.
Cool Zoo and Gator Run will open daily for the 2017 summer season beginning May 27 and continuing through August 11, before returning to weekends only from August 12 through September 4, Labor Day, when the water park will close for the 2017 season.
Admission to Cool Zoo, including Gator Run, is $10 for Audubon Nature Institute members and $12 for non-members, plus Audubon Zoo admission.
2017 Cool Zoo/Gator Run Operating Schedule:
April 14 - April 23 (Open daily)
April 24- May 26 (Open weekends only)
May 27 - August 11 (Open daily)
August 12 - September 4 (Open weekends only)
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.