Special Events

Boo at the Zoo, Presented by Hancock Whitney

October 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th  Zoo admissions gate open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m./Zoo grounds close at 5 p.m. Regular Zoo admissions apply & free for Friends of the Zoo Members.  Halloween costumes are encouraged for... Read More »

ZooLights, Presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Presenting Sponsor: Children's Hospital of New Orleans!  November 26 - December 30 Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Admission gates open 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Zoo grounds close at 9 p.m. Admission: Adults/Teens: $5 Seniors: $4 Ages 2-12: $3 ... Read More »

Zoo Run Run Presented by Ochsner

2-Mile Race & Fun Run Every participant receives a medal!  Run like a cheetah to our 16th annual Zoo Run Run 2-Mile Race and ½ Mile Kids' Fun Run presented by Ochsner! At the run, enjoy the... Read More »

Art Gone Wild

Art Gone Wild is back! Pick up your paints, pencils or crayons and let our tigers, rhinos, birds and more inspire your wild piece. All final submissions will be displayed at the Zoo during key dates of ZooLights (December 1... Read More »