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Escape the French Quarter and explore New Orleans’ other wild side with admission to one of the four museums that make up the city’s Audobon Nature Institute! Spend hours getting close to critters from Louisiana and beyond at live feedings, vibrant exhibits and interactive experiences. Set your own full-day schedule at the Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, or the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Combo admission tickets available for true nature enthusiasts!


  • Choose single or combo admission the Audobon Nature Institute’s four local museums
  • Discover animals from the nearby Louisiana swamps to the African Savanna at the Audobon Zoo
  • Immerse yourself in a day of sharks, sea turtles and spectacular fish at the Audobon Aquarium of the Americas
  • Relax in the Entergy Giant Screen Theater for an epic nature film
  • Lose yourself in a kaleidoscope of butterflies at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

What You Can Expect

Audubon Nature Institute Museums Admission

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Choose from the following options for your visit to Audubon Nature Institute’s family of museums. Choose just one attraction to visit, or save with combination packages to two or more attractions.


Audubon Zoo
Considered one of the best zoos in the country, Audubon Zoo features a variety of exhibits with local and exotic animals. Delve into Cajun culture at the acclaimed Louisiana Swamp Exhibit, which explores how interactions between the Cajun people and swamp wildlife shaped Louisiana’s distinct culture. Feed a giraffe and check out monkeys and zebras at the African Savanna exhibit. At the Asian Domain you can visit the elephants, sun bears, white tiger, and a growing family of babirusas (a wild pig native to Indonesia). Check the schedule to find out when the animals are munching on meals during daily feedings. The zoo is located in historic district of Uptown New Orleans.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Dive into the underwater world at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, located on the banks of the Mississippi River next to the French Quarter. Giggle at the antics of the aquarium’s two species of penguins as you watch them waddle around, or gobble up food during morning or afternoon feedings. Walk through a tunnel where the colorful fish of a Caribbean reef flit around you. Then see the Gulf of Mexico exhibit’s 400,000 gallon tank with sharks, rays and a tarpon, a fish that can measure up to eight feet (2.5m) long! Keep an eye out for sea turtles, many of them are being rehabilitated for release back into the wild as part of the aquarium’s conservation programs.

Entergy Giant Screen Theater
Next door to the Aquarium, get an all-encompassing view of the natural world through films shown on a five-story screen, one of the largest screens in the southern Gulf. Look for the theater’s rotating schedule to find out about which films are showing. All films focus on animals and the natural world.

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
On Canal Street, head into North America’s biggest museum devoted to insects and their relatives at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Shrink to bug size for an interactive experience where you see the world from a bug's perspective. Or enjoy a tranquil Japanese garden where hundreds of butterflies flutter around you, perhaps even landing on your shirt! Budding entomologists can venture into Field Camp, where you identify and classify tropical insects during interactive games in a simulated jungle. Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium was New Orleans’ first major new attraction to open after Hurricane Katrina.

Aquarium of the Americas and Entergy Giant Screen Theater
Save when you combine admission to these two adjacent attractions.

Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Zoo
Combined admissions to these two popular attractions for deals.

Audubon Complete Experience
Upgrade to a ticket that includes one low price for admission to four attractions, good for 30 days from first use. Admission is valid for Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

Customer Reviews

Gail H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Only problem was that it rained causing us to have to leave early.

Donna E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our trip to the Aquarium and the Zoo was wonderful. The only glitch we had is: The person at the ticket counter at the aquarium had no idea how to process the voucher. He gave us tickets to the zoo only, but the attendant taking tickets was gracious enough to let us into the Aquarium. Both places were awesome and I give it a five.

Devon W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great way to save and see all that the Audobahn Nature institute offers. We had 2 seniors, 2 children and 4 adults-all worked out great-I highly recommend the combination pass for all of the parks


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Loved the Aquarium!

Deborah K

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

The zoo and aquarium were nice. The person taking the online reservation made an error and only gave the zoo however, was corrected by the next person at the theater. Would prefer to see the animals in their natural habitat versus in a tank or cage.


3 star rating: Worth doing February 2015

Museums were okay. The ticket office didn't recognise my Viator booking initially and spent some time looking through my phone to find the electronic ticket, despite me showing it directly to them, and not returning my phone immediately on request, which was a bit odd. Otherwise, good for kids, not so much for the more adult traveller.

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