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43rd Annual
Hancock Whitney
An Evening Under the Stars at Audubon Zoo

Friday, May 1, 2020
Sponsor/Patron Entry: 7 PM - Midnight
Gala Entry: 8 PM - Midnight

Join us for the 43rd Annual Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do on Friday, May 1, 2020, in the heart of Uptown New Orleans. Enjoy exclusive access to the Zoo, complete with animal encounters, live entertainment, and a selection of the city’s best food and drinks. Your ticket also supports wildlife conservation and exciting new experiences at Audubon Zoo.
Celebrate Audubon's Conservation Efforts for Whooping Cranes

Whooping cranes are an endangered species that neared extinction in the 1940s. Whooping cranes are the tallest North American bird, and are named for their distinctive “whooping” call. 

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$85 Youth Member

$175 Non-Member

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Friday, May 1, 2020

Call of the Whooping Crane Sponsors

Patron Party Sponsor

The Berger and Tiller Families
Leslie and Brad Gottsegen

Eugenie & Joseph Jones Family Foundation
Michele Reynoir and Kevin Clifford

Sazerac Company

If you would like to be a Sponsor or Patron, please call (504) 861-5107 or email

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If your Membership expires before 5/1/2020, please call 504-861-5107 to purchase your tickets.
All Tickets are Non-Transferrable.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor or Patron? Read more about the exclusive benefits!

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Early Bird Prices End April 1, 2020

Ages 21-35 - limit two tickets

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General Admission Tickets

Headline Entertainment: 
Atlanta Showstoppers

Main Stage Support Entertainment:
Water Seed

Cooper Plaza Entertainment:
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers

Front Gate Entertainment:
Cajun Music Preservation Society

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If your Membership expires before 5/1/20, please call 504-861-5107 to purchase your tickets.

As you may be aware, for the first time in 44 years, we had made the difficult decision to cancel Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do, previously scheduled for September 11, 2020. You can find more details about the cancellation in our public statement here.

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Event Cancellation Details

Just because the "wildest parties in town" have been rescheduled doesn't mean we can't have some fun now. Join us for a VIRTUAL Zoo-To-Do dance party on April 24!

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We cannot thank our supporters enough during this difficult time.
With your help, Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do will come back better and stronger in 2021!!!

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Should you have further questions about your 2020 gift, click the button below to fill out the form.

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Autographed Zion Williamson Basketball

Friend & Co. Emerald Necklace

Original Artwork from George Dunbar

Let's dance! Be the talk of the town with a priceless autographed basketball by the man himself, Zion Williamson.

Everyone will be green with envy for this handmade teardrop emerald pendant and white gold diamond necklace weighing more than 5 carats.

Palladium leaf over white and gray clay with die keen, 19 x 25 inches. Donated in memory of the late Mrs. Kitty Duncan who was an influential part of Audubon Zoo history and the Zoo-To-Do fundrai

 Bid on these fabulous items and more online on Friday, August 28 and ending Sunday, September 13. 


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As a non-profit organization, Audubon Nature Institute relies on ticket sales, events, and donations to support its mission. Zoo-To-Do fundraising efforts fund critical operations such as caring for animals, staff salaries, and the upkeep of public parks and museums that Audubon stewards for the New Orleans community. The staff and animals of Audubon appreciate if the 2020 Sponsors, Patrons, and General Admission ticket purchasers consider their purchase a donation during this unprecedented pandemic. 

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Luxury Vehicle Raffle

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The 2020 Zoo-To-Do Luxury Vehicle Raffle features a 2020 LEXUS UX 200 generously donated by LEXUS of New Orleans. This car, valued at $35,053, epitomizes luxury and convenience. 

One luck winner will be selected on September 11, 2020!

Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do Silent Auction in partnership with the New Orleans Pelicans

September 11 & 12

September 11 & 12

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