New Orleans,
05
March
2018
|
09:16 PM
America/Chicago

Audubon Zoo Hosts Annual New Orleans Pelicans Day

Saturday, March 10, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Get ready to hoop it up when Audubon Zoo hosts New Orleans Pelicans Day on Saturday, March 10, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Capital One Pavilion.

The fun-filled afternoon will feature appearances by team players, Pelicans dancers, mascot Pierre the Pelican and the Swoop Troop along with Pelicans drum line performances, contests, interactive games and more.

“Our city’s NBA team is investing in our community in many ways, including Pelicans Day at Audubon Zoo,’’ said Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman “Throughout the year, the Pelicans organization works to promote literacy and leadership, advocates healthy lifestyles and gets involved in preserving the health of our coastal wetlands by increasing awareness and funding research.’’

The day’s events kick off at 2 p.m. at the Capital One Stage, where a DJ will be on hand until 4 p.m. and Pelicans players will be signing autographs.

Guests also will enjoy animal encounters, stage entertainment, a Pelicans tattoo parlor and hair salon, an obstacle course, face painting, inflatables, magicians and jugglers. Pelicans team merchandise will be on sale.

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.