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Celebrate Halloween with all of your favorite Zoo animals. With ghosts, bats, and witches leading the way, you will be delighted and surprised as you explore the Zoo.

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PEEK-A-BOO AT THE ZOO
presented by Chick-fil-A New Orleans

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 WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY
October 20 - 24, 2021

5 DAYS OF SPOOKY FAMILY FUN AT AUDUBON ZOO

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Celebrate Halloween with your little ghosts and goblins at Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo presented by Chick-fil-A New Orleans benefitting Audubon Zoo and Children’s Hospital New Orleans! This family-favorite Halloween tradition returns as a daytime celebration providing families with a social distancing friendly experience. 

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Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo presented by Chick-fil-A 
New Orleans is complimentary for Audubon Members and included in general Zoo admission as Halloween lagniappe. 

Online reservations required.

WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY
OCTOBER 20-24
10 AM - 5 PM (LAST ENTRY 4 PM)

Timed tickets must be reserved in advanced.

*Tickets will be honored for day/time purchased.*


This daytime celebration will provide fun for the whole family and some of your favorite Audubon Zoo animals too, ensuring your experience is filled with spooktacular memories. To add to the excitement, Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo presented by Chick-fil-A New Orleans guests are invited to wear their favorite costume as they partake in the festivities. 

How do I get tickets?
All guests must purchase tickets in advance online for a specific date and entry time; Audubon Members must reserve their complimentary tickets online in advance as well. Entry times are offered every 30 minutes, with the last entry at 4:00 p.m. There is a limit to the number of tickets sold for each entry time and time slots may sell out. so we encourage you to get your tickets in advance.

Are masks required?
Face Masks are required for the safety of all guests and animals. Children under the age of 8 years old are not required to wear a mask though we strongly encourage any guests over 2 years old to wear a mask if possible.

Zoo guests who have been permitted to enter the Zoo without a mask for one of the State-approved exceptions listed below will be given a wristband distributed from the Information Booth to identify them while on property. 


Exceptions - A guest can be excused from wearing a face covering if they are: 

  • A child under the age of 8 (although face coverings are strongly recommended for children ages 2- 7) 
  • An individual with a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a face covering (difficulty breathing, etc) 
  • An individual communicating with someone who is hearing impaired 
  • Individuals who are eating and/or drinking 
  • Individuals giving a speech for broadcast or to an audience 
  • Individuals temporarily removing their face covering for identification purposes 

Find further face covering guidance here.

What do I do when I get there?
We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes before your scheduled entry time and having each ticket available to be scanned upon arrival. Each guest in your party aged 2 and over should have a ticket for entrance.

Am I allowed to bring in food and/or beverages?
Outside food and drinks are allowed into the Zoo. Suitcases, backpacks, or coolers (with or without wheels) must not be larger than 28-quart size. One per family. Audubon reserves the right to search coolers and backpacks. Halloween-themed food and beverages, including child-friendly and adult-friendly, will also be available for purchase.

Can I bring a wagon or stroller?
Yes. Wagons, strollers, and wheelchairs are welcome. Guest are encouraged to bring their own.

Are wheelchairs and strollers available for rent?
Yes, a limited number of wheelchairs and strollers are available for rent daily.

Do Audubon members receive a discount on tickets?
Tickets for Members are free, as these festivities are including in regular Zoo admission.

Before You Arrive

  • The safety of our guests, staff, volunteers, and animals is our top priority. Guests are encouraged to socially distance and wear face coverings. 

  • All guests must purchase tickets in advance online for a specific date and entry time; Audubon Members must reserve their complimentary tickets online in advance as well. Entry times are offered every 30 minutes, with the last entry at 4:00 p.m. There is a limit to the number of tickets sold for each entry time and time slots may sell out, so we encourage you to get your tickets in advance. Each guest in your party aged 2 and over should have a ticket for entrance. 

  • Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo  presented by Chick-fil-A New Orleans activities have been adjusted to meet all State of Louisiana COVID safety guidelines. Proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test is not required to visit Audubon Zoo. Per City and State mandates, however, proof of vaccination or a negative 72-hour PCR COVID-19 test and masks are required to enter any indoor facilities at the Zoo. Face Masks are strongly encouraged throughout the Zoo and required indoors, such as the gift shop. 

  • Although Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo  presented by Chick-fil-A New Orleans  won’t look like the traditional Boo at the Zoo event, we look forward to providing our community with a safe environment to celebrate Halloween.


Parking

  • Parking is available in front of the Zoo, on Magazine Street (both sides), and on the Audubon Park Riverview. To protect the trees in front of the Zoo and ensure that you will be able to safely exit your parking place, please follow all posted parking guidelines/barriers and parking instructions from Zoo security staff.

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Peak-a-Boo at the Zoo presented by Chick-fil-A 
New Orleans activities are complimentary for Audubon Members and included in general admission. 

Online reservations required.

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For questions regarding your order, call 1-800-774-7394. For all other questions call (504) 861-2537.

Members can purchase tickets early, August 1–15, 2019.
Be the first to get your tickets! Purchase online or at any Audubon ticket window.

Not a Member? Become one now!

Imaginarium Level Sponsors

Archbishop Chapelle High School

Arden Cahill Academy

Beary Cherry Tree

Carousel Preschool

Creekside Junior High

Gretna No. 2 Academy for Advanced Studies

Harahan Elementary School

Hard Rock Cafe New Orleans

Hynes Charter School

NOLA Kidsground

St. Christopher School

St. Margaret Mary School

Kiwanis of New Orleans

UTZ Snacks/ Zapp's Potato Chips

Zollipops

SOLD OUT

CANCELLED

If you purchased a ticket for Friday, Oct. 25, it will be honored on Sunday. Oct. 27.

Due to the severe weather, Boo at the Zoo on Friday, October 25 is cancelled.

SOLD OUT

Thank you for making this year's Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo one of the best. See you next year!

Boo in a bag! We’ve taken all of the treat stations and combined them into one pre-packaged bag. The festive, pumpkin-shaped bag will be stuffed with candy, snacks, a face mask, and special treats for only $10. Your purchase of a Trick or Treat bag directly supports the children receiving care at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. 

A limited number of bags will be sold each day and must be purchased in advance. Your purchase of a Trick or Treat bag is not a ticket for entrance to Audubon Zoo. Tickets must be purchased or reserved separately.  

TRICK OR TREAT BAGS AVAILABLE!

Don’t miss the chance to take home a photo of your family enjoying Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo! Photos will be taken in front of a festive Halloween display and should be purchased in advance of your visit. Don’t forget to wear your costume! Souvenir photos must be purchased in advance. Your purchase of a Trick or Treat bag directly supports the children receiving care at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. 

Your purchase of a Souvenir Photo package is not a ticket for entrance to Audubon Zoo. Tickets must be purchased or reserved separately.  

SOUVENIR PHOTOS

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New this year, families can join the fun at the Zoo and help save species from home by building their own backyard bat house! Bats are an important part of a functioning ecosystem. Making a bat-friendly place in a backyard supports the essential role bats have in the environment. 

Families can download the project here 
and share their photos on social media using the hashtag #SaveNightPuppies.

PURCHASE SOUVENIR PHOTOS

BATS ARE IMPORTANT

HOW YOU CAN HELP AT HOME

TRICK OR TREAT HOUSE SPONSORS

SPONSORS

IN-KIND SPONSORS
Aramark • Augie Leopold Promotional Products - Addy Musso  • Costco Wholesale New Orleans  • Crystal Clear Imaging • Event Producers • Grainger • Pepsi - Luling, LA • Rouses Markets •  Sam’s Club #4775 •  Shipley Do-Nuts Old Metairie • UTZ Pretzels • Walmart Supercenter #489 • Walmart Supercenter #1342 • Zapp’s Chips • Zollipops • #911

PRESENTING SPONSOR

SWEET FRIEND CANDY SPONSOR
The Kiwanis Club of New Orleans

PEEK-A-BOO SPONSOR
Louisiana Cat

SPOOKY CONCESSIONS

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT CAME OUT TO CELEBRATE 
PEEK-A-BOO AT THE ZOO! 

10/17 CANDY BAGS ARE NOW SOLD OUT

ALL FIRST WEEKEND TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT

NOTE:  MEMBER TICKETS ARE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT &
GA SOLD OUT FOR  SATURDAY.

Thanks for having a spooktacular time with us at Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo presented by Chick-fil-A New Orleans, benefiting Audubon Zoo and Children’s Hospital New Orleans! 

Your Zoo visit help your Audubon animals, and Halloween season is the perfect time to take the next step and be superhero for some creatures of the night during Bat Week Oct. 24-31!

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SPOOKY FAMILY FUN AT AUDUBON ZOO

Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo presented by Chick-fil-A New Orleans activities have been adjusted to meet all State of Louisiana COVID safety guidelines. Proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test is not required to visit Audubon Zoo. Per City of New Orleans mandates, however, proof of vaccination or a negative 72-hour PCR COVID-19 test and masks are required to enter any indoor facilities at the Zoo.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNER

Children's Hospital New Orleans is a proud partner of Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo presented by Chick-fil-A New Orleans

Imaginarium Level Sponsors

Trick-or-Treat House Level Sponsors

Archbishop Chapelle High School

Arden Cahill Academy

Beary Cherry Tree

Carousel Preschool

Creekside Junior High

Gretna No. 2 Academy for Advanced Studies

Harahan Elementary School

Hard Rock Cafe New Orleans

Hynes Charter School

NOLA Kidsground

St. Christopher School

St. Margaret Mary School

Kiwanis of New Orleans

UTZ Snacks/ Zapp's Potato Chips

Zollipops

Contributions will benefit Audubon Zoo and Children’s Hospital New Orleans, and our shared mission to improve the quality of life for children and families in the New Orleans area. Your support enhances both organizations’ efforts to build a brighter future for our community. 

Each day, ghosts and goblins of all ages will experience:

Safe and socially-distanced-friendly Trick or Treating will be available for little ghosts and goblins. Children can expect to visit a dozen treat stations located throughout the Zoo to collect candy made with sustainable palm oil and other treats. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children 12 and under.

  • Unforgettable Animal experiences
  • Hauntingly festive décor along the mysterious paths of Audubon Zoo
  • Extinct Species Graveyard where you can pay your respects to species that are no longer with us and learn how to prevent extinctions from happening in the future
  • Festive and seasonal treats
  • Themed photo opportunities
  • Halloween costumes are encouraged for ALL guests 

TRICK OR TREATING IS BACK!

Audubon is committed to making a positive impact on the natural world. Habitat destruction due to unsustainable cutting of forests for palm oil is threatening the health and survival of wildlife. Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo presented by Chick-fil-A New Orleans will distribute candy made with sustainable palm oil. Together, we can do a world of good for the orangutans in the wild.

Orangutan-Friendly Candy With Sustainable Palm Oil

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Use this guide for your Halloween shopping!These products are produced by companies that are members of the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and are committed to making a difference for wild orangutans and other endangered species by using certified sustainable palm oil.

WEEKEND ADVENTURES

On October 23 and October 24 ONLY, guests will also experience: 

  • Safe and socially-distanced-friendly Trick or Treating for little ghosts and goblins
  • Create your own seasonal crafts to take home to remember Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo presented by Chick-fil-A New Orleans
  • Weave your way through the A-MAZE-ing Maze like a spooky spider 
  • Spooky Haunted House for the bravest guests
  • Food trucks featuring local fare

OCT 23 and OCT 24 ONLY

  • Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo presented by Chick-fil-A New Orleans  is a socially-distanced-friendly Halloween celebration held Wednesday, October 20, through Sunday, October 24, during regular Zoo hours--10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo presented by Chick-fil-A New Orleans  is complimentary for Audubon Members and included in general Zoo admission as Halloween lagniappe. 

  • There is no additional ticket or fee for this experience. All guests must purchase tickets in advance online for a specific date and entry time; Audubon Members must reserve their complimentary tickets online in advance as well. 

  • Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo presented by Chick-fil-A New Orleans  will be held rain or shine.  

Thanks to our generous sponsors of
Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo presented by Chick-fil-A New Orleans