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Louisiana Swamp Exhibit
Louisiana Swamp Exhibit
The Louisiana Swamp Exhibit, seated within Audubon Zoo, has received national acclaim for the innovative portrayal of Louisiana culture. It has been one of the most popular attractions in the history of the Zoo as it explores the relationships between the Cajun people, plants and animals of the swamp, in food, industry and daily life. Although swamps are found elsewhere in the United States, south Louisiana is unique in that a distinct culture developed in this environment.
Audubon chose to highlight the Cajun culture in this exhibit because it is a perfect example of a balanced life within a habitat. The Cajun people only caught what they could eat and learned from the Native American Indians in Southern Louisiana how to economically use the earth’s natural resources. It wasn’t until the 1940s when more people began relying on the swamp’s resources that the balance was threatened and need for conservation arose. To teach visitors about conservation in the Louisiana Swamp, Audubon uses animal exhibits—from black bears to blue crabs, from water snakes to red foxes—educational presentations, and graphics.
The exhibit offers local visitors an opportunity to learn about their own heritage and introduces out-of-town visitors to a fascinating new world that is the Louisiana Swamp. It also serves as an outdoor classroom for school children. With alligator feedings, activities and up-close encounters, both children and adults enjoy a total immersion experience into an unusual and beautiful environment.
Learn more about the Louisiana Swamp Exhibit by watching The Real Wild Animals of New Orleans behind the scenes webisode:
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!