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Tickets Still Available for Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do and Zoo-To-Do For Kids Presented by Children’s Hospital at Audubon Zoo

There’s still time to get your tickets for New Orleans’ most anticipated, fun-filled philanthropic events: Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do and Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children’s Hospital.

Tickets to both events are available for purchase by clicking here or by calling the ticket hotline at (504) 861-5107.

The focus of this year's fundraisers, which generate more than $1 million annually, is Audubon’s conservation efforts for giraffes, including the Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife, Audubon’s conservation breeding partnership with San Diego Zoo Global.

“Hancock Whitney is thrilled to support Audubon and celebrate the spotlight on giraffe conservation at the 42nd annual Hancock Whitney Zoo-to-Do,” said Hancock Whitney Regional President Gary Lorio. “Audubon’s groundbreaking efforts to protect these majestic—and endangered—animals is inspiring, and we are proud to support this endeavor.”

The 31st annual Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children’s Hospital will take place on Friday, April 26, with general admission 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Live entertainment will be provided by the Super Stars and guests will enjoy tasty sips and snacks, arcade games, giant inflatables, and arts and crafts.

“Children’s Hospital and Audubon Zoo have a long history of working together in this beloved corner of Uptown New Orleans, centered around children and families,” said President and CEO of Children’s Hospital John R. Nickens IV. “As the health experts for kids in Louisiana, Children’s Hospital is thrilled to support Zoo-To-Do for Kids, a great opportunity for families to spend time having fun together.”

Sponsors and Patrons enjoy early admittance and all-night access to the private Regions Bank VIP Hospitality Tent, featuring upscale bars, delectable cuisine, and interactive children’s entertainment.

“Audubon Zoo is a community treasure in New Orleans, and its vitality is important to the economic success of our community,” said Market Executive for Regions Bank in New Orleans Graham Ralston. “The bank is proud to sponsor Zoo-To-Do for Kids this year, and we look forward to seeing children and families come together for a special night of fun at one of the best zoos in the country.”

Carmen L. Duncan (Mrs. J. Kelly Duncan) is the chair of the 2019 Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do. Allison B. Tiller (Mrs. Benjamin B. Tiller) is the chair of the 2019 Zoo-To-Do for Kids Presented by Children’s Hospital.

Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do, celebrating its 42nd year in 2019, is set for Friday, May 3. General admission begins at 8 p.m., and the party goes until midnight.

Hancock Whitney is once again the Title Sponsor for the adults-only black-tie gala event that features an array of high-end cuisine and premium cocktails from local establishments.

High-energy party band The Main Attraction Band will take the stage thanks to the generosity of the Headline Entertainment sponsor Chevron. Vivaz will precede the headliner. Other performers include Ambush Band near Cooper Plaza and the Electric String Quartet at the gala entrance.

Audubon has teamed up with the New Orleans Pelicans for the Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do silent auction. Exclusive packages include a two-game road trip with the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2019-2020 season, an unforgettable Manchester United experience for two, and a chance to meet the giraffe herd at Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center. In addition to sports experiences and memorabilia, guests can bid on more than 100 packages, including jewelry and vacations.

The online auction is open to the public and closes Monday, May 6.

Zoo-To-Do guests can take a chance on the 2019 Zoo-To-Do Luxury Vehicle Raffle, which features a 2019 Lexus ES350 worth $40,525 that was generously donated by LEXUS of New Orleans. Tickets are $100 each, and a limit of 1,000 will be sold. One lucky winner — who will be announced from the stage at the event — is guaranteed, and the ticket-holder need not be present to win.

Courtesy of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, guests also can take a chance to win a ladies Rolex 31mm stainless steel oyster perpetual with black dial in the 2019 Chance to Win. Chances are $50 each, and only 500 chances will be sold.

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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.