From the President, Ron Forman

Spring, 2014 | Welcome to Audubon Nature Institute! There is nothing like springtime in New Orleans, and we invite you to enjoy it at one of our Audubon attractions. Everything is in bloom at Audubon Zoo – truly a zoological garden in the most delightful sense of the word. At Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, our new Great Maya Reef is open. We’re excited to share this beautiful new exhibit with you. Enjoy a walk along the Mississippi River at Woldenberg Riverfront Park downtown or along Riverview behind the Zoo. Stroll down world-famous Canal Street and drop in at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. This is the best time of year to soak up the wonders of nature in America’s most interesting city. I hope to see you at an Audubon Nature Institute attraction soon.


L. Ronald Forman
President and CEO
Audubon Nature Institute

February, 2014 | While the rest of the country counts the days until winter ends, here in New Orleans it’s Carnival time. We hit the streets and beg for beads, soaking up all the vibrant colors and sounds of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. At Audubon Nature Institute, we love this time of year.  We enjoy our Mardi Gras traditions and routines, and the crazy swirl of activity that accompanies this special season. But it’s always a welcome relief to come back to  our Audubon attractions to appreciate the natural beauty our world provides for us, reminding us that our corner of the globe here in New Orleans is special in so many ways. Whether you are visiting us from other parts of the world or just down the block, we hope you’ll enjoy many wonderful hours appreciating nature at our Audubon attractions this Carnival season, and we’ll look for you at the parades!


L. Ronald Forman
President and CEO
Audubon Nature Institute

January, 2014 | With the rush of the holidays over, and Mardi Gras still ahead, this is the perfect time to reconnect with family and with nature. We are so fortunate to live in New Orleans, where one day we might be chilled by a brisk northern cold front, and the next day dazzled by a brilliant blue sky with warmth from the sun. We have an Audubon adventure to suit any kind of day. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium might be just the ticket for a brisk or rainy day, while Audubon Zoo, Audubon Park, and  Woldenberg Riverfront Park are perfect for our beautiful sunny afternoons. Whether you choose one or all our attractions, we want to make your experience delightful and unforgettable. Every day can be an Audubon day! We hope to see you soon.


L. Ronald Forman
President and CEO
Audubon Nature Institute