Audubon Nature Institute announces free entry on Wednesdays for locals

New Orleans residents can get free admission on Wednesdays to Audubon Nature Institute attractions in 2019. The new initiative includes free days at Audubon Zoo, Aquarium, Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Louisiana Nature Center, Audubon Nature Institute announced via a release.

Photo courtesy: Audubon Nature Institute

Every Wednesday, Orleans Parish residents with one proof of residency will get free admission with up to four guests to Audubon attractions. The Appreciation Days will rotate each week from the Aquarium, Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Zoo, and Planetarium at the Louisiana Nature Center.

Audubon says it’s launching the new initiative this month called Audubon Community Connect to continue a “commitment to educating visitors about the wonders of nature” and helping “grow accessibility.”

“Audubon believes we can always do more through outreach, access and education. The Community Connect program, together with our many longstanding outreach programs, demonstrates Audubon’s commitment to increased and equitable access for all residents,” Rebecca Dietz, executive vice president of public affairs and general counsel, said.

Photo courtesy: Audubon Nature Institute

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In addition to the Orleans Parish appreciation days, Orleans Parish SNAP benefit recipients will receive complimentary admission year-round with valid ID.

Audubon is also partnering with New Orleans Public Library to offer a partner pass available for check out by library cardholders. The pass pass provides entry for up to two adults and seven children for a two-week period.

Here are the compete details about the Audubon Community Connect program:

  • Orleans Parish Appreciation Days: Every Wednesday, Orleans Parish residents with one valid government-issued photo ID receive free admission with up to four guests to Audubon attractions, rotating each week from the Aquarium, Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Zoo, and Planetarium at the Louisiana Nature Center. Click here for schedule.
  • Audubon SNAP Program: Orleans Parish SNAP benefit recipients receive complimentary admission to Audubon facilities year-round, special events restrictions apply. SNAP participant with valid ID that matches the SNAP card and up to four guests have free admission to Audubon facilities.
  • Audubon Museum Partner Pass: Audubon is partnering with New Orleans Public Library to offer a partner pass available for check out by library cardholders. Three passes have been provided to each library in Orleans Parish and each pass provides entry for up to two adults and seven children for a two-week period.

For more information, visit Audubon Nature Institute’s website.