Audubon Nature Institute is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Because Audubon receives virtually no government funding for daily operations we rely on admission fees, facility rentals and the generosity of donors to help feed and care for our animals, improve exhibits, maintain our parks and provide the level of excellence that our community has come to expect and richly deserves.

Our Purpose
Celebrating the Wonders of Nature

Our Vision
Creating a family of museums and parks dedicated to nature

Our Mission
Eight objectives support our mission:

  • 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

Audubon Nature Institute’s family of museums and parks dedicated to nature 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
  • Audubon Wilderness Park
  • Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
  • Audubon Nature Institute Foundation