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Dinner and a ZOOvie Series Back at Audubon Zoo

Five-film set begins Friday, June 2


Audubon Zoo guests can chill out before the screening at Cool Zoo/Gator Run for a small additional fee before taking in a ZOOvie.

The popular Dinner and a ZOOvie series at Audubon Zoo returns for a fifth season with a lineup of five family-friendly films, beginning with the Academy Award-nominated computer-animated feature “Moana’’ on Friday, June 2. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts after 8 p.m.

The Friday evening summer screenings on the Capital One Field will continue with four more ZOOvies, starting with "Secret Life of Pets’’ on June 16 and "The Lego Batman Movie'' on June 30. Two more ZOOvies will follow in July.

New for 2017 is an opportunity to host a company picnic on ZOOvie nights at the Zoo Picnic Pavilion. To learn more, click here.

“Each night, a DJ will be spinning tunes near the Capital One Stage and there will be games and activities with prizes to add to the pre-movie fun," said Audubon's Vice-President of Marketing Chimene Grant. "We encourage families to come out to enjoy an array of delicious offerings from Audubon Concessions and popular food trucks."

Back this year, is an invitation to beat the heat before each film by visiting Cool Zoo/Gator Run, the wild and wet splash park, before the movie at 6 p.m. From there, it’s a short walk to the Capital One Stage to catch the movie, which will start shortly after 8 p.m.

2017 Dinner and a ZOOvie Schedule

June 2 - "Moana'' (2016)

June 16 - "Secret Life of Pets'' (2016)

June 30 – “The Lego Batman Movie'' (2016)

July 14 - "Finding Dory'' (2016)

July 28 - "Trolls” (2016)


Movie admission is $6 and an additional $6 for admission to Cool Zoo/Gator Run (children under two years of age receive complimentary admission to both).

ZOOvie tickets are available for purchase online, at the Zoo, at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and will be on sale at the Zoo on the night of each showing. Buying tickets ahead of time is recommended to ensure speedier entry.

Online ticket sales will be available up to 5:30 p.m. on the day of each ZOOvie. After 5:30 p.m., tickets can be purchased at the Zoo. Anyone purchasing $12 Cool Zoo/movie combo tickets online or in person must pick up wrist bands at the Zoo entrance.


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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.