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Last Chance to Visit Cool Zoo Water Park

This weekend is last chance to chill out until next spring!


This weekend is your last chance to visit Cool Zoo and Gator Run, a lazy river, until next year.

This weekend is your last chance to visit Cool Zoo and Gator Run, a lazy river, until next year.

The popular Audubon Zoo attractions will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2, before shutting down for the 2016 season. The water park will reopen in March 2017.

A special buy-one, get-one-half-off admission will be available both days.

Admission to Cool Zoo, including Gator Run, is $10 for Audubon Nature Institute members and $12 for non-members, plus Audubon Zoo admission. The special offer admits two Audubon members for $15 and two non-members for $18.

Cool Zoo offers multiple vantage points to view Audubon's new elephant habitat right next door to the water park. Gator Bites, the concession area, features a menu of pizza, sandwiches, corn dogs, nachos, snacks and beverages.

Rafts for the lazy river are included in the admission price. Visitors can bring their own towels or purchase them and other souvenirs at the Cool Shop.

Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through the end of February.

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 Special Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.