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Celebracion Latina at Audubon Zoo Spotlights Latin-American Culture

Sunday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Latin-American culture will once again be in the spotlight as Celebracion Latina returns to Audubon Zoo on Sunday, October 7.

The family-friendly festival presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group has called Audubon Zoo home since 2010.

Celebracion Latina will offer live music, children's activities and Latin cuisine prepared and sold by New Orleans area restaurants from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Area social service and community organizations will be on hand to provide information about wellness, education and other topics. Young visitors of all ages can enjoy their very own Kid’s Craft Tent and create a special take-home souvenir.

A full day of live entertainment is scheduled for the Capital One Performance Pavilion, beginning with Los Poboycitos at 11:00 a.m. and concluding with Treces Del Sur at 3:30 p.m.

“New Orleans is a remarkable melting pot of diverse cultures and backgrounds, and Audubon Zoo is an iconic destination that brings together that diversity through the wonder of nature,” said Jose S. Suquet, Pan-American Life Insurance Group Chairman of the Board, President & CEO. “We are delighted to support Audubon’s Celebración Latina during Hispanic Heritage Month, as a tribute to the rich history and vibrancy of the Latino culture, a pillar of Pan-American Life’s heritage for more than 100 years.”

Celebracion Latina is staged with the support of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University, Ron Austin Law and Marathon Petroleum LLP.

While enjoying the festivities, visitors can stroll through Jaguar Jungle, Audubon Zoo's Central America-themed exhibit that features spider monkeys, macaws and the new "Criaturas de la Noche’’ (Creatures of the Night) Bat House.

Inside the bat house, guests can glimpse a jungle teeming with life after nightfall as they gaze into a 42-foot, transparent flyway filled with more than 200 Seba’s short-tailed bats and get a close-up look at other animals that thrive in the dark.

Festival activities are included in regular Audubon Zoo admission.

Audubon Nature Institute members are admitted free of charge. No outside food or beverages are allowed in Audubon Zoo for Celebracion Latina.

Audubon Zoo is located at 6500 Magazine Street. For more information, click here.

Celebracion Latina 2018 Entertainment Schedule:

10:30 a.m. – DJ Sosa

11:00 a.m. – Los Poboycitos

11:45 a.m. – DJ Sosa

12:15 p.m. – OTRA

1:00 p.m. – Ritameaux Krewe

1:05 p.m. – DJ Sosa

1:30 p.m. – La Tran-K

2:00 p.m. – Ritameaux Krewe

2:05 p.m. – La Tran-K

3:00 p.m. – DJ Sosa

3:30 p.m. – Treces Del Sur

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.