Audubon Aquarium, Zoo ranked among best in country by USA TODAY

Louisiana residents get half off admission this Sunday as thank you

Chris Miller
May 04, 2018 - 2:34 pm

Two of the Audubon Nature Institute's facilities ranked in the top half of a USA TODAY reader's poll. The honor has the Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas offering a half-price discount to locals as a way of thanks.

The aquarium ranked 5th and the zoo 8th among 20 nominees, according to the nature institute, "hand-picked by a panel of zoo and family travel experts."

The 50 percent discount is available this Sunday to anyone with a Louisiana ID, and it includes the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

"This is our way of sending a special thanks to everyone who voted to bestow this honor recognizing our aquarium and zoo," said Audubon President and CEO Ron Forman. "We are grateful to our local community and visitors who voted to include us as one of top 10 zoos and aquariums to visit."

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