Located in historic Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters and lush gardens. Unique natural habitat exhibits such as the award-winning Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle showcase the relationship between people and nature. Don’t miss the daily animal presentations, chats and feeds; our highly endangered whooping cranes, Amur leopards and orangutans; our tiger; and our mysterious white alligators. Audubon Zoo is often ranked among the country’s best for innovation and entertainment value!
For a more unconventional and relaxed event, our Cajun Ballroom nestled at the heart of the Louisiana swamp exhibit, offers a Rootsy but elegant dance hall. The Louisiana Swamp Exhibit at Audubon Zoo transports you down the bayou and introduces you to the creatures and rich history of this region. Invite your guests to a Cajun Fais do-do, crawfish boil, or other Southern-themed party at the Cajun Ballroom. This venue is perfect for rehearsal dinners, weddings and receptions, and offers free parking.
Authentic swamp in an urban setting
Live animals are part of every party
Indoor ballroom and private decks
Elegant rustic atmosphere
Non-traditional party venue
The Odenheimer area offers several locations for a beautiful outdoor event including the historic Sea Lion Pool, the elegant Hygeia Fountain or the Odenheimer arbor.
The historic Odenheimer Sea Lion Pool was built in 1928 and stands as an iconic Audubon Zoo landmark. It’s circular colonnade rising within ancient oaks sets the stage for a perfect place to exchange your vows.
Graceful and elegant the Hygeia Fountain offers an element of water and reflection. Surrounded by giant oak trees a canopy of leaves creates subtle patterns of light and movement in this enchanted area.
The Odenheimer Arbor with the Popp Fountain features a wide patio area with slate steps leading down to an historic fountain. From the fountain—which was Audubon Zoo’s original front entrance—guests can see Audubon Park’s Oak Alleé which ends at Newman Bandstand.
Historic buildings and fountain setting
Surrounded by majestic moss-draped live oak trees
Sea Lion exhibit with colonnades
Outdoor, natural setting
Cool Zoo at Audubon Zoo
Looking for a great way to host a summer birthday party? Make a splash at Cool Zoo for a wild and wet party full of fun. Party guests can playing in the spray of the snake soaker, find adventure in the alligator water slide and float in Gator Run’s lazy river. It’s officially the hottest way to cool down!
Birthday parties at Audubon Zoo
Private birthday party rooms near the Swamp Train Depot and the Gottesman Family Endangered Species Carousel offer charming spaces to celebrate your little one and their special moments.
Inquire about other great Audubon venues such as: The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, The Labyrinth, Tree of Life, St. Charles Avenue Entrance, Cecile’s Crepe Myrtle Grove, Audubon Park Shelters.
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