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Sponsored in part by Shell, the ZOOmobile from Audubon Zoo brings to you the wonders of the natural world by interactive presentation and hands-on animal encounters. Have fun learning about non-native, exotic animals at your school, hospital, church or special event. From rainforest animals in need of protection due to habitat loss to threatened species from around the world, ZOOmobile programming can show students of the Greater New Orleans Area that all animals of the world are important and need our help!

Attention Lafourche and Terrebonne Elementary Teachers – Through a generous grant from Conoco-Phillips, your school may be eligible to receive a FREE outreach visit this year from one of Audubon’s vehicles. To find out more, complete the reservation form and an outreach staff member will contact you to discuss the details of your visit.

ZOOmobile is reserved on a first come, first-served basis.
Please book early, we book 2-3 months out.

ZOOmobile accepts reservation requests up to 6 months in advance.

In lieu of a mileage fee we now require a 2 program minimum for presentations outside of Orleans and Jefferson parish. You can collaborate with other teachers at your school and nearby facilities or contact us to find out when we are going to be in your area! 

Reserve the ZOOmobile today!

The ZOOmobile offers programming to groups of all sizes and ages including schools, camps, churches and more! All programs include 3-5 live animals. ZOOmobile presentation types include:

  • Schools & Camps:  The ZOOmobile features a 30 - 45 minute interactive lesson for classroom sized audiences with up to 26 people for Pre-K-1st grade and 35 people for 2nd grade and above, $75.00 per presentation.
  • Hospitals & Libraries: The ZOOmobile program includes an assembly style presentation for audiences of all sizes, $100 per hour.
  • Assembly Programs: The ZOOmobile features an interactive presentation for up to 150 people, $275 per presentation.
  • Fairs & Festivals: The ZOOmobile features a tabletop program where guests are encouraged to explore the natural world, $200 per hour (up to three hours).

Classroom/Camp/Homeschool Programs:

Environmental Stewards (1st5th)
This popular program includes live animals and an interactive movement activity to help students better understand the relationship between the environment and human activity. This program covers the Louisiana benchmarks SE-E-A3- Science and the Environment.

Actual Size (preK - 2nd)
How big is an elephant? How long is an anaconda? Join us in learning about the different sizes of animals as we compare them to ourselves! This program will utilize live animals, touchable biofacts and life-size replicas of some of the world's biggest and smallest critters.

Eat or Be Eaten (1st - 5th)
Learn about the different types of consumers and their adaptations, how they affect predator-prey relationships, and their roles in the ecosystem by examining biofacts and meeting some of our live animal ambassadors.

Home Sweet Home (3rd - 5th)
A habitat is a special home and animals are designed to be the masters of these homes. Join us as we travel the world meeting different animals, learning about different habitats, and discuss the amazing adaptations they have to help them survive.

Fur, Feathers, and Scales (All ages!)
Learn about the different classifications of animals by meeting some real-life examples. Program can be tailored to different ages to cover topics such as structural anatomy, adaptations, body coverings, evolution, taxonomy, and class-specific characteristics.

Assembly Programs:

Most Extreme Animals! (All Ages)
Learn about the extreme adaptations that some animals have to survive and compare them to yourself and your classmates! This program can be adapted for a wide-range of age groups.

Fur, Feathers, Scales (All Ages)
Like our classroom version, this program can be adapted to groups of all sizes and touch on a wide variety of topics to match what your students are learning.

For additional questions about ZOOmobile or our programs or if you're looking for something specific, call (504) 378-2639 or email us.

Mailing address: Audubon Nature Institute 6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118
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