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Zoo-To-Do for Kids

Zoo-To-Do for Kids

Date
Friday, April 29, 2016
5pm - 9pm
Location
Audience
Everyone
Event Information

Join Us for the 28th Zoo-To-Do for Kids: April 29, 2016!

Sponsor and Patron Party
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Inside the VIP Hospitality Tent

Early Admittance
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

General Admittance
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

All proceeds from the 2016 Zoo-To-Do events support Audubon Zoo.

Entertainment

At Zoo-To-Do for Kids, guests are able to visit the many stages throughout the event! Live music and sing-along groups are featured for the kids. There are also games, inflatables, crafts, magicians, face painters and more! Main Stage Entertainment provided by Super Stars! 

The 2016 Zoo-To-Do for Kids will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016. Check back for updates on Entertainers participating in the 2016 event!

Musical Entertainment

The following Musical Entertainers made the 2015 Zoo-To-Do for Kids a wild success!
 
Main Stage & Junior Area:Super Stars
Princess Playland:Muggivan School of Irish Dance
Cooper Plaza:The WTUL Kids Show with Chris Trochez
Toddler Area:Crescent City Music Together and Hope Stone New Orleans

Fun and Frolic

Games and Activities for the Entire Family!

Giant Inflatables
Arcade Games
Audubon Zoo Hand Held Animals
Cheerleading and Sports Clinics
Face Painters
Temporary Tattoos
Arts and Crafts
Magicians, Jugglers and Clowns
Toddler Area (ages 1-5)
Junior Area (ages 6-15)

 

Audubon Nature Institute gratefully recognizes the support of the following Featured Entertainers who are instrumental in making the 2015 Zoo-To-Do for Kids a huge success! 

2015 Featured Entertainers
(As of Friday, March 19):

501st Legion - Star Wars Costuming Group
American Red Cross
Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium
Audubon Marketplace
Audubon Nature Institute - Birthday Parties
Audubon Nature Institute - Horticulture and Arboriculture
Audubon Zoo - Education Dept.
Baby Bump Maternity
Bippo's Place for Smiles
Black & Gold Super Fans
Carla's Musikgarten
Carrollton Boosters
CCA Louisiana
Chuck E Cheese
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America/Camp Oasis
Dancing Drum
Discovery Toys, Ruth Snyder
Fat City Drum Corps
Fight Fat Forever, Inc.
Fun Services, Inc.
Girls on the Run of New Orleans
Guitar Center Studios
Gym Rompers of New Orleans and Metairie
The Home Depot District #4
Humana
JPRD Eastbank Summer Camp
Judith Faye, LLC
Lakeside Shopping Center
Le Jouet, Inc.
Lemonade Day Louisiana
LEXUS of New Orleans Raffle Sales Tent
Louisiana Children's Museum
Louisiana Fire Soccer Club
Love Swimming
Madeline's Kindermusik
 

Mandeville Show Choir
Mardi Gras World
Metairie Park Country Day School
Muggivan School of Irish Dance
National Safety Council
New Orleans Dance Academy
New Orleans Hispaño America (N.O.H.A.)
New Orleans Macaroni Kid
New Orleans Pelicans and Saints Experience
nola baby & family magazine
NOLA Wax Hands
Ochsner Health System - CHOP Kids Cooking
Ochsner Health System - Science Education
Ochsner Health System - Tobacco Education
Palm Tree Playground
Par Tee Rentals, LLC
Pelicans/Audubon Wetlands Education Partnership
Popnoggins Singing Videos
Porta-Puppet Players
R.E.A.D. (Reading Enrichment & Development)
Regions Bank
Seguenon Kone
The Sleepy Animals
Squareface Photobooth
The Swamp Kids
Southern Orthopaedic Specialists
Thinkerella
Tiger Rock Martial Arts
Tulane University Cheerleading
Tulane University Infant & Toddler Development Project
Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment
Wendy's
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
Xavier University - Gold Nuggets
Zapp's Potato Chips, Inc.

 

Audubon attractions such as the Carousel and Playground will be open compliments of Audubon Zoo Guest Services. Live animal encounters will be available thanks to Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium and Audubon Zoo Education. Don't forget to visit Audubon Marketplace during the event! 

If you would like to be a Featured Entertainer at the 2016 Zoo-To-Do for Kids, please email
Lawton Fabacher at LFabacher@auduboninstitute.org.

For more information, please contact the Zoo-To-Do Office at (504) 861-6160.

Snacks and Sips

This event features cuisine from local restaurants and quick kid snacks that will please both children and adults. More than forty local restaurants attend the event with their generously donated dishes, sure to delight every appetite.

We were excited to feature the restaurants below at Zoo-To-Do for Kids this spring,
and we are extremely grateful for their generosity!

2015 Featured Restaurants:

(As of Thursday, April 9)

Angelo Brocato Ice Cream and Confectionery, Inc.
Audubon Catering
Audubon Zoo Concessions
Aurora Catering
Blue Dot Donuts
Brown's Dairy
Café Nino
The Columns
Cool Brew Coffee by 
New Orleans Coffee Company
Creole Creamery
Cypress Café & Catering
d'Juice Fresh Juice & Smoothies
Frankie & Johnny's Restaurant
Gordon Biersch
Gracious Bakery
O'Henry's Food & Spirits
ICEE Company
Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls
JCB Creations
Leidenheimer Baking Company
Liberty's Kitchen
Lucky Dogs, Inc.

Milo's
Moe's Southwest Grill

New Orleans Ice Cream Company
NOLA Foods
Plum Street Snoballs
Pralines by Jean...and Cupcakes too!
Quintin's Ice Cream
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Reginelli's Pizzeria
RPM FroYo
Seed
Slice Pizzeria
Snow Wonder
Sysco Food Services of New Orleans
Ted's Frostop
TGI Fridays
Tchoup Stop
VooDoo BBQ and Grill
Wendy's® 
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
Zapp's Potato Chips, Inc.
Zea Rotisserie & Grill

More to come...

*The VIP Hospitality Tent will have upscale cuisine and beverages provided by Audubon Catering. 

If you are interested in becoming a Featured Restaurant at the 2016 Zoo-To-Do for Kids, please contact Lawton Fabacher at lfabacher@auduboninstitute.org.

For more information, please contact the Zoo-To-Do Office at (504) 861-6160.

Sponsors

VIP Hospitality Tent Sponsor

 
Area Sponsors
 
Toddler Area Sponsor
Junior Arcade Sponsor

Front Gate Sponsor

Bubble Bash Sponsor

Swamp Train Sponsor

Cooper Plaza Sponsor

Sea Lion Pool Sponsor

Princess Play land Sponsor

The Saints and Pelicans Experience


Think "TOPS" Junior Area Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsors



 

Mr. and Mrs. Trevor L. Colhoun
Dr. Thomas Ewing and Mrs. Celeste Coco-Ewing
Mr. and Mrs. André Hooper
Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott Key
Drs. Anne E. B. and William Paul Long
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. Tiller
The Toler Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Heebe
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin C. Fayard, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Minor Pipes III
Dr. and Mrs. Scott J. Habetz
 
A Zoopendous Thanks to our Generous 2015 Sponsors!

If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact Ellen Buckley.

Sponsor & Patron Benefits

For more information, please contact the Zoo-To-Do Office at (504) 861-6160.

Sponsor Benefits

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits

Admission to the private Sponsor/Patron Hospitality Tent at five o’clock with upscale beverage bars, delectable cuisine and interactive children’s entertainment. Sponsors will also receive a reusable tote bag and a reserved parking permit. Sponsors are recognized on printed materials including event invitation, Zoo-To-Do for Kids and Zoo-To-Do event programs, Sponsor/Patron welcome signage at entrance to event, Patron favor bag, event web page, Audubon Nature Institute’s Annual Report and Audubon Zoo’s annual donor wall.

$10,000 Patron Party Sponsor

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:

  • Logo and name recognition on Hospitality Tent entrance, Patron favor bag and event program
  • Forty Sponsor/Patron level wristbands
  • One reserved table with company logo and name inside the Hospitality Tent
  • Six reserved parking permits
  • Twelve Whitney Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*
  • Three Whitney Zoo-To-Do reserved parking permits
  • Twenty Audubon Nature Institute Facility Passes (expire December 2016)

$5,000 Whiz-Bang White Alligator Area Sponsor

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:

  • Title sponsorship of the kids area of your choice (limited # available)
  • Exclusive logo and name recognition on banner displayed at the entrance to your sponsor area
  • Logo and name recognition on Patron favor bag and event program
  • Twenty Sponsor/Patron level wristbands
  • One reserved table with company logo and name inside the Hospitality Tent
  • Four reserved parking permits
  • Six Whitney Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*
  • Two Whitney Zoo-To-Do reserved parking permits
  • Fifteen Audubon Nature Institute Facility Passes (expire December 2016)

$2,500 Zany Zebra Entertainment Sponsor

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:

  • Shared logo and name recognition for all entertainment sponsors on banner displayed on Capital One Main Stage
  • Logo and name recognition on Patron favor bag and event program
  • Ten Sponsor/Patron level wristbands
  • One reserved table with name inside the Hospitality Tent Patio
  • Two reserved parking permits
  • Four Whitney Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*
  • One Whitney Zoo-To-Do reserved parking permits
  • Ten Audubon Nature Institute Facility Passes (expire December 2016)

Exclusive Patron Benefits

Admission to the private Sponsor/Patron Hospitality Tent at five o’clock with upscale beverage bars, delectable cuisine and interactive children’s entertainment. Patrons will also receive a reusable tote bag and a reserved parking permit. Patrons are recognized on printed materials including event invitation, Zoo-To-Do for Kids and Zoo-To-Do event programs, Sponsor/Patron welcome signage at entrance to event, Audubon Nature Institute’s Annual Report and Audubon Zoo’s annual donor wall.

$1,500 Jazzy Jaguar Patron

Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus:

  • Eight Sponsor/Patron level wristbands
  • Two reserved parking permits
  • Four Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron level tickets*

$800 Toucan Tango Patron

Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus:

  • Four Sponsor/Patron level wristbands
  • One reserved parking permit
  • Two Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron level tickets*

$400 Flock of Flamingos Patron

Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus:

  • Six Sponsor/Patron level wristbands
  • One reserved parking permit

 

*Whitney Zoo-To-Do

Friday, May 6, 2016 ~ 7:00pm to midnight

Whitney Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level all access tickets will allow entry to the air-conditioned Audubon Tea Room, Garden Tent and Patron Lounge. Patron level tickets will allow entry to the air-conditioned Patron Lounge and the Patron Patio, where Sponsors and Patrons can mingle while enjoying hand-crafted libations, delectable cuisine and a private view of the main stage.

 


If you would like to be a sponsor or patron, please email Ellen Buckley.

According to IRS guidelines, only contributions over the value of dining and entertainment are tax-deductible. The non-deductible value of Zoo-To-Do for Kids Sponsor and Patron tickets is $20/ticket. The non-deductible value of a Whitney Zoo-To-Do ticket is $60/ticket. Thank you for your support!

 

For more information, please contact the Zoo-To-Do Office at (504) 861-6160.
Tickets

This is New Orleans’s premier benefit event for kids. Audubon Zoo is transformed into a magical playland filled with giant inflatables, live entertainment and complimentary food and libations to delight every palate.

Sponsor and Patron Tickets

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • $10,000 VIP Hospitality Tent Sponsor
    Admits 40 with reserved seating / Also admits 12 to Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron Lounge and Sponsor Party* 
  • $5,000 Whiz-Bang White Alligator Area Sponsor
    Admits 20 with reserved seating / Also admits 6 to Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron Lounge and Sponsor Party* 
  • $2,500 Zany Zebra Entertainment Sponsor
    Admits 10 with reserved seating / Also admits 4 to Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron Lounge and Sponsor Party*
  • $1,500 Jazzy Jaguar Patron
    Admits 8 / Also admits 4 to Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron Lounge*
  • $800 Toucan Tango Patron
    Admits 4 / Also admits 2 to Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron Lounge*
  • $400 Flock of Flamingos Patron
    Admits 6

 

Early Admittance Tickets

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$40 Individual- Admits 1

 

General Admittance Tickets

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$25 Individual (Non-Member) - Admits 1
$20 Audubon Member - Admits 1

 

* Whitney Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level all access tickets will allow entry to the air conditioned Audubon Tea Room, Garden Tent and Patron Lounge. Patron level tickets will allow access to the air conditioned Patron Lounge and the Patron Patio, where Sponsors and Patrons can mingle while enjoying a private view of the Main Stage.

Whitney Zoo-To-Do will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 7:00pm until Midnight

For Information about sponsoring an area of our event, please click here.

Thank you for your support!

You may also purchase tickets by downloading the Ticket Form and mailing it back to us with your payment or call us at the number below:

For more information, please contact the Zoo-To-Do Office at (504) 861-6160.

All proceeds help support Audubon Zoo.

Mailing address: Audubon Nature Institute 6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118
800-774-7394
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