Audubon means the world to New Orleans

Audubon Nature Institute’s family of museums and parks include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Woldenberg Riverfront Park. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. The success of the Audubon family lies within the individual strengths of its facilities. Working together, they are helping to create a bright future for generations to come.


Audubon Nature Institute's commitment to the community is to:

  • Provide a guest experience of outstanding quality
  • Exhibit the diversity of wildlife
  • Preserve native Louisiana habitats
  • Educate our diverse audience about the natural world
  • Enhance the care and survival of wildlife through research and conservation
  • Provide opportunities for recreation in natural settings
  • Operate a financially self-sufficient collection of museums and parks
  • Weave quality entertainment through the guest experience

Our Accomplishments:

Audubon Nature Institute: A leader for meaningful family fun, an economic engine for New Orleans, and Louisiana's #1 paid destination:

  • Investing over $300 million in capital projects since 1977
  • Creating meaningful, world-class family-friendly experiences for New Orleans residents and their visitors
  • Hosting more than 2 million guests annually at our paid attractions and millions more at our public parks
  • Saving endangered animals for future generations
  • Welcoming 2.3 million underserved residents with reduced or free admission since 2005
  • Rewarding our students who study hard and get good grades with 178,000 free memberships to Taylor Audubon students and scholars

Our Future Projects:

Audubon Zoo Projects:

  • Jaguar Jungle II
  • Cool Zoo Phase II
  • Zoo Contact Yard
  • Asian Elephants Phase II
  • Cooper Plaza Renovation
  • Tropical Birdhouse Renovation
  • African Savanna Renovation
  • Upper Sea Lion Pool Life Support
  • Louisiana Swamp Café Improvements
  • Asian Domain Renovation (Tigers, Aviary, Lions)
  • Odenheimer Complex Restoration and Improvements
  • Zoo life support, animal care and habitat upgrades

Woldenberg Riverfront Park Projects:

  • Wharf repair
  • Woldenberg Park Landscape Improvements (Tree Planting)
  • Aquarium Plaza Renovation and Restoration

New Orleans East:

  • Audubon Louisiana Nature Center Reconstruction


Aquarium of the Americas Projects:

  • Aquarium Great Maya Reef
  • Penguin Exhibit Renovation
  • Wetlands Gallery
  • Aquarium Amazon Renovation
  • Aquarium Food Court Improvements
  • Aquarium Great Maya Reef Dive Experience
  • Entergy IMAX® Theatre Renovation and Equipment Upgrades
  • Aquarium life support, animal care and habitat upgrades
Audubon Park Projects:

  • Magazine Street Improvements
  • Audubon Riverview Improvements (Major road and promenade renovations)
  • Olmsted Renewed Improvements (Live oaks, equipment upgrades)


  • Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife

Educational Programs

Discover the wonders of nature with your family! Hands-on interaction, entertaining educational shows and one-of-a-kind learning adventures are waiting for you at Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Insectarium. Join the fun with innovative and exciting educational programs that teach you to love the natural world.

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Upcoming Audubon Events

One-of-a-kind learning events are waiting for you at Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Insectarium.

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Annual Report

As one of our conservation initiatives Audubon Nature Institute publishes its Annual Reports online. We appreciate your commitment to our mission, and invite you to take a moment to review our progress.

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Community Relations Report

In 2005, Audubon Nature Institute joined forces with HCA/Tulane Medical Center to create a special community relations program designed specifically to engage minority/underserved residents in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Since then, over 2.3 million minority/underserved visitors of all ages have experienced the wonders of nature through Audubon's family of parks and museums.

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