Audubon Zoo

The Audubon Zoo is ranked as one of the top 10 zoos you must visit if you’re living in or traveling to the city of New Orleans.

The zoo is home to more than 2,000 exotic animals. These include alligators, penguins, lions, flamingos, manatees, turtles, snakes, and bears. In addition to the animal exhibits, you can visit the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Through its educational programs, the Audubon Zoo seeks to educate the community about animal species and the importance of protecting them. During the holidays or summer you can send your children to camp, where they can partake in activities such as zoo hikes, arts and crafts, and animal shows and feedings. If you prefer a camping option for the entire family, sign up for an overnight scout program.


Audubon Zoo Coupons

Audubon Zoo offers a variety of discounts to cater to your budget. You can save a few bucks on combo packages and general admission tickets.

Audubon Experience Ticket: Get as much as $33 discounted off any Audubon Experience ticket.

City of New Orleans and State of Louisiana employees: Present your employee ID for a $2 discount on your adult admission to the zoo or aquarium.

United States Military: Members of the military are entitled to a $3 discount on adult tickets and a $2 discount on children tickets.

AAA: When you present your AAA card you’ll receive a $2 discount on adult tickets and $1 discount on children’s tickets.

College and High School Students: Students with valid ID on their person will get a $3 discount on adult admission tickets to the zoo and butterfly garden and insectarium, while those who visit the aquarium will receive a $4 discount.

Discounted admission for members of the United States Military and AAA is limited to the zoo, aquarium, or insectarium.

Membership: As a member of the Audubon Zoo you’ll be able to visit the zoo, aquarium, and insectarium free of charge for an unlimited number of times per year. You’ll also receive discounts on events; kids’ camps; purchases at the gift shop; and educational programs.

There are several membership packages from which you can choose. These include family, family plus, individual, individual plus, senior individual, senior plus, safari krewe, golden eagle, and wildlife partner.

Groups: Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more persons.


Hotels Near Audubon Zoo:

There are a few hotels located within two miles of the Audubon Zoo. These include the Maison Perrier; Hampton Inn New Orleans St. Charles Avenue; and Best Western Plus St. Charles Inn.

Expedia and are two resources you can use for making your hotel reservations.

Zoo Hours

Audubon Zoo Hours:

With the exception of Monday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day the zoo is open every day of the week.

Weekday opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., while weekend hours run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On October 19, 20, 26, and 27 the zoo will close at 3:00 p.m.

Zoo Info

Audubon Zoo Prices:
General Admission
Adults (13-64): $16
Children: (2-12): $11
Children: (0-1): Free
Seniors (65+) and high school and college students with valid school ID: $13

Zoo and Aquarium Combo
Adults: $33
Children (2 -12): $22.00
Children (0-1): Free
Seniors(65+) and high school and college students with valid school ID: $25.50

Parking: Discounted parking is available at a select number of parking lots.

Groups: Receive a discount for a group of 10 or more persons.


Phone Number: 504-581-4629

Directions by Car: Take Interstate 10 West or East and get off at exit Carrollton Ave 232 South. Turn left on Leake Avenue/River Road. Leake Avenue connects with Magazine Street. The zoo is located on the right.


Audubon Zoo Jobs

If you’ve always had a dream of working for a zoo, you can make it become a reality by applying for one of the many jobs available at the Audubon Zoo. There are full-time, part-time, and seasonal openings, and internships. For more information, visit the careers section of the Audubon Zoo website.

Besides visiting the zoo and its surrounding attractions, you can partake in arts and culture events and tours of the city.