NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Audubon Members will get the red-carpet treatment at ZOObiliation, the exclusive Membership appreciation event set for Thursday, June 9, on the picturesque grounds of Audubon Zoo.  

ZOObilation is an afternoon of family fun, and it’s FREE and open only for Audubon Nature Institute Members! Members will enjoy exclusive after-hours access to Audubon Zoo with activities for all ages, exclusive experiences, and special discounts. The Members-only afternoon begins at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m.  

“ZOObilation is our special way of thanking our Members for all of their support,’’ said Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman. “With an Audubon Membership, you are supporting a cornerstone of the community, advancing conservation efforts, and providing outstanding care for your favorite animals.’’  

ZOObilation offers opportunities unavailable during regular hours, including extra discounts on Zoo concessions and gift shop purchases, free Swamp Train rides, and $5 admission to Cool Zoo. Special activities include enhanced animal experiences, live music provided by Ray’s Island Sound, Tulane Center for K-12 STEM Activities, food trucks and more! 

All active Members are invited to ZOObilation. Renew or purchase an Audubon Membership today to attend ZOObilation on June 9. Zoo visitors can sign up to become a member on the day of the event.   

Audubon Members do not need an advanced reservation for this event. Members will use their digital Membership card and photo ID to attend ZOObilation. Taylor Members receive full Membership privileges including free admission to ZOObilation. 

Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome at ZOObiliation. No outside food, beverages, or tents are allowed. Guest passes are not accepted at this event. The Zoo will close at 3 p.m. on June 9, to prepare for ZOObilation.