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Whitney Zoo-To-Do

  • 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70118
  • 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70118
  • 6500 Magazine St.
    New Orleans, LA 70118

Hancock Whitney Zoo-to-Do:

For 42 years, Hancock Whitney’s Zoo-to-Do has brought a ZOOpendous evening of food, drink, activities and performances to the grounds of Audubon Zoo. This year’s Zoo-to-Do takes place May 3 and will feature savory samples from over 70 famous New Orleans restaurants, more than 40 specialty and full-service bars featuring premium cocktails, live music + entertainment, a silent auction, car raffle and much more.

All proceeds from Whitney Zoo-to-Do will support Audubon Zoo.

Food at Zoo-to-Do

Zoo-to-Do is known for its wide range of culinary palate and offerings. Each year, restaurants from across the city prepare rich and decadent samples with choices ranging from New Orleanian classics to international cuisine. Katie’s Restaurant, Swiss Confectionary, Court of Two Sisters and Tsunami Sushi are just a few among the 70+ restaurant participants. For a full list of the culinary line-up, visit here.

Drinks at Zoo-to-Do

What’s a savory bite without a craft cocktail to pair alongside it? Choose from over 40 specialty and full-service cocktail bars with menus featuring both classic and creative concoctions. Attendees can expect cocktail + drink services from the Bulldog, Eiffel Society, NOLA Snow Snoballs and many more. For a full list of bar + drink participants, visit here.

Entertainment at Zoo-to-Do

Over the years, Whitney Hancock Zoo-to-Do has attracted a handful of award-winning artists and performers. With three stages throughout the event, you can expect live music and entertainment throughout the evening. This year’s entertainment line-up is as follows:

The Main Attraction Band
Capital One Pavilion (9pm – midnight)

Electric String Quartet
Front Gate (6:30-8:30 pm)

Ambush Band
Cooper Plaza (7:00-10:00 pm)

Capitol One Pavilion (7:00 – 8:30 pm)


Tickets for Zoo-to-Do

Zoo-to-Do Gala tickets include a memorable evening filled with access to live entertainment, premium cocktails and delicious cuisine. Early bird discounted tickets range from $85-110 with the special ending April 1. Tickets can be purchased here.

After the early bird dates, tickets will range from $110-175. Discounts for Audubon members are available. To learn more about ticket rates, including patron + sponsor level tickets, visit here.

The luxury vehicle raffle tickets are $100 and can be purchased here.

 To learn more about the Whitney Zoo-to-Do gala and its other events, visit here.  

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What's Nearby
Audubon Zoo

Top five U.S. zoo featuring more than 2,000 animals in natural habitats settings, including our white alligator, jaguars, giraffes, gorillas, bats and more. Cool Zoo, A Wild and Wet Splash Park open seasonally.