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Audubon Zoo’s Wildest Party Goes Virtual and You Are Invited

Audubon Zoo’s Zoo-To-Do fundraising events have been highlights of the New Orleans’ social season for more than four decades. While the “wildest parties in town” have been rescheduled to later this Summer, Audubon is bringing the party to its guests virtually LIVE on Friday, April 24, 2020.

Audubon will host a Facebook Live starting at 5:30 p.m. and an Instagram Live at 6:00 p.m. with DJ Jared Sampson to bring some favorite “QuaranTUNES” straight into the homes of partygoers. Viewers are encouraged to throw on their dancing shoes, order dinner from one of their favorite Zoo-To-Do restaurants, and create their own Zoo-To-Do dance party at home!

“The Zoo-To-Do events are all about the community coming together to enjoy great local food and upbeat dance music while celebrating one of the city’s most beloved institutions—Audubon Zoo,” said Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman. “Though we still hope to welcome you all to the in-person version of the Zoo-To-Do events later this year, while we’re all trying to find ways to stay connected from a distance, we thought a virtual dance party would be the perfect way to keep the Zoo-To-Do spirit alive.”

Tune in to the following social channels to take part in the Virtual Zoo-To-Do events on April 24:

  • 5:30 p.m. - Audubon Zoo’s Facebook: @Audubon Zoo
  • 6:00 p.m. - Audubon Nature Institute’s Instagram: @auduboninstitute

Make sure to hashtag: #VirtualZooToDo

Rescheduled due COVID-19, Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do will now be held on Friday, September 11, and Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children's Hospital New Orleans will be held on Friday, August 28.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, all dates are subject to change per recommendations from the city and state.

The 2020 events celebrate Audubon’s conservation efforts for whooping cranes, an endangered species that neared extinction in the 1940s. Audubon has long been a leader in conservation of these majestic birds and continues to work on their behalf through the Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife, Audubon’s conservation breeding partnership with San Diego Zoo Global.

While Audubon facilities are closed, supporters can help the dedicated staff who continue to provide outstanding care for the animals and the parks loved by the New Orleans community by donating to the Audubon Recovery Fund.

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.