NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Tickets are still available for New Orleans’ most anticipated, fun-filled philanthropic events: Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do and Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans. Tickets to both events are available for purchase by visiting https://events.audubonnatureinstitute.org/ztd

The 44th annual Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do will be Friday, May 6, and the 33rd annual Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans will be Friday, April 29. Both events will celebrate Audubon’s conservation efforts for pollinators, the group of insects, mammals, and birds on which the future of life on Earth depends. 

“While our Zoo-To-Do fundraisers offer a wonderful opportunity to have a good time, it’s important to remember that they have a purpose,” said Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman. “As part of our mission to inspire individuals to make a positive impact on nature and wildlife, Audubon educates millions of people annually about pollinators’ importance to our global ecosystem. Your support of our Zoo-To-Do events will help safeguard the future of these vital species.” 

Sponsor and Patron admission for Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do begins at 7 p.m., general admission begins at 8 p.m., and the party goes until 11 p.m. Hancock Whitney is once again the Title Sponsor for this adults-only fundraiser, which features delectable cuisine and premium cocktails from local restaurants and bars as well as Audubon Catering. Party band The Phunky Monkeys will perform on Capital One Bank Stage, with Where Y’acht opening. Other performers include Alexey Marti Quartet at Cooper Plaza and Tin Men at the gala entrance.  

“Hancock Whitney Zoo-to-Do is a celebration of conservation and we are thrilled to continue to partner with Audubon to host this premiere spring event in New Orleans,” said Hancock Whitney Senior Regional President Gary Lorio. 

The 2022 Zoo-To-Do Luxury Vehicle Raffle, which features a 2022 LEXUS NX 250, worth $39,880, that was generously donated by LEXUS of New Orleans is sold out. One lucky winner—who will be announced from the stage at the event—is guaranteed. The ticketholder need not be present to win.  

Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do also features a luxury silent auction that includes priceless once-in-a-lifetime experiences and gifts that will create lasting memories. Bidding on the silent auction items will open two weeks prior to the event. Auction boards will close Monday, May 9 at 8 p.m. Follow this link for more information: https://one.bidpal.net/ZTD/welcome.  

The 33rd annual Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans will take place a week before Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do with VIP and early admission starting at 5 p.m. and general admission starting at 6 p.m. Live entertainment will be provided by Super Star Events and Promotions, and guests will enjoy tasty sips and snacks, arcade games, giant inflatables, and arts and crafts. The event ends at 9 p.m. 

Audubon is honored to have Holt E. Kolb chair the 2022 Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do and Carol S. Starr chair the 2022 Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans.   

The events will follow City, State, and U.S. Center for Disease Control’s guidelines for safety. Due to the changing nature of these guidelines, restrictions, and protocols will be determined closer to the event date.