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(New Orleans, La.) - Looking for a cool holiday gift idea for friends or family members? How about a 13-month Audubon Nature Institute membership for the price of 12 months?

The offer is available now through Christmas Eve.

Holiday gift memberships begin the date of purchase and last through the end of January 2016. Members who receive renewals as a gift get 13 months added to the end of their existing memberships.

For more information on the holiday special, go to or call 504-861-5105.

And there are other great Audubon Nature Institute holiday offers.

On Monday, November 17 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m., Audubon members can enjoy 25-percent in-store discounts on merchandise at the Audubon Marketplace at Audubon Zoo. Bargain hunters can shop for educational games and nature-related gifts, new holiday items, fashion accessories, jewelry, artwork, one-of-a-kind animal gifts, clothing, educational toys and more.

The one-day, members-only sale will feature visits by costumed ice princesses, face painting and a book signing. And gift wrapping will be free.

Be advised that Audubon Zoo will be closed on Monday, November 17.

From November 28 through Christmas Eve, Audubon members can take advantage of a 20-percent discount on purchases at the Audubon Marketplace at Audubon Zoo as well as the downtown gift shops at the Aquarium of the Americas and the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

Discounts do not apply to online or telephone orders or Adopt An Animal purchases.

For other wild gift ideas that support Audubon animals, including a gift certificate to snorkel in the Great Maya reef exhibit at the Aquarium, visit


Audubon Nature Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit that operates a family of museums and parks dedicated to nature. These New Orleans facilities include: Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Audubon Nature Institute Foundation. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.