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Art & Architecture
Art & Architecture
Audubon Zoo is filled with historic buildings, sculptures and notable architecture. It is around every turn enhancing your visit and seamlessly flowing around the landscape. Have you seen the sea lions? The historic Odenheimer Sea Lion Pool was built in 1928 and still stands as an iconic Zoo landmark.
Historic brick buildings graced with bas-reliefs from the WPA era are found throughout the grounds. Maintaining the integrity of these early structures is a priority and adapting them for new uses has been practiced whenever possible. For example, our animal hospital combines modern clinical structures with a restored WPA hay barn converted into administrative offices.
Notable architecture is complemented by dozens of sculptures and the use of cultural artifacts. In the Louisiana Swamp Exhibit look for the turn-of-the-century cypress bateau, a 1930s "Lafitte skiff." In the front of the Zoo, notice the John James Audubon sculpture standing high on his pedestal. This monument was created by Edward Virginius Valentine who received the commission for the John James Audubon statue in 1906. The plaster cast of the statue was created in Valentine’s Richmond, Virginia studio, cast at a foundry in Providence, Rhode Island and unveiled on November 26, 1910 in Audubon Park, New Orleans.
Zoo Visitor Info
Mon - Fri | 10am - 5pm
Sat & Sun | 10am - 6pm
Cool Zoo Splash Park Hours
Cool Zoo Splash Park is currently closed for the season and will reopen April 2014.
$39.50 Adult Admission
$27.50 Child (2 -12) Admission
$27.50 Senior (65+) Admission
Our best value! Visit Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX® Theatre and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium for one low price. The Audubon Experience package includes one visit to each facility. Audubon Experience packages are valid for 30 consecutive days starting with your first visit. The IMAX® ticket is valid for one movie on first-come, first-served availability. Tickets may be purchased in advance and used the day of your visit. Our attractions are open Tuesday through Sunday and select holiday Mondays.
$17.50 Adult Admission
$12.00 Child (2 -12) Admission
$13.00 Senior (65+) Admission
Free for Audubon Members
$36.00 Adult Admission
$25.00 Child (2 -12) Admission
$25.50 Senior (65+) Admission
Discounted admission for groups of 10 or more and group lunches for 20 or more. Exciting, educational and entertaining trips at economical rates are available with advance reservations at the Zoo, Aquarium, Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and IMAX®. To make your reservations or for more information please call (504) 581-4629 or 1-800-774-7394, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.
Visit often with a full year of free admission to Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium! Plus, Audubon Members save with $5 admission tickets to Entergy IMAX® Theatre, while enjoying many other valuable perks. We encourage you to do the math, and compare single ticket prices to Membership. Depending on how often you plan to visit, Audubon Membership is the best entertainment value in town!