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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

Zoo-to-Do 2020 | New Orleans

For 43 years, Hancock Whitney’s Zoo-to-Do has brought a ZOOpendous evening of food, drink, activities and performances to the grounds of Audubon Zoo. All in support of wildlife conservation and New Orleans’ Audubon Zoo, Zoo-to-Do will feature over 70 of the city’s most famous restaurants, 40 full-service cocktail bars, live music, exclusive auctions and animal encounters.  

This year’s Zoo-to-Do takes place Friday, May 1 at the Audubon Zoo in Uptown, New Orleans. 

Zoo-to-Do Restaurants + Bars 

Each year, Zoo-do-Do showcases over 70 participating restaurants and 40 specialty and full-service cocktail bars. Guests can peruse the zoo-grounds sampling rich and decadent bites with choices ranging from New Orleanian classics to international cuisine. 

This year’s participating restaurants include:


Bar Marilou 

Josephine Estelle

Nola Cantina

Oceana Grill


Superior Grill

Swiss Confectionary

The Court of Two Sisters

Tito's Ceviche & Pisco


Plus many more! 

What’s a bite without a beverage? Zoo-to-Do is also known for its lineup of brilliant bars serving a selection of spirited creations throughout the evening. This year, be on the lookout for: 

Bruno's Tavern

Le Bon Temps Roule

NolaSnow Snoballs

Tiki Tolteca

And more others. 

For a full list of Zoo-to-Do’s participating restaurants and bars, 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:

Headline Entertainment: 

The Atlanta Showstoppers


Main Stage Support Entertainment:

Water Seed


Cooper Plaza Entertainment:

Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers


Front Gate Entertainment:

Cajun Music Preservation Society


Zoo-to-Do Tickets 

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 $85-130 with the special ending April 1. 

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

The luxury vehicle raffle tickets are $100 and can be purchased HERE. This year’s featured vehicle is a 2020 LEXUS UX 200!

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What's Nearby
Audubon Zoo

Endangered animals have a home in New Orleans. Come experience lions, gorillas, rhinos and more in their spacious habitats at Audubon Zoo. Ranked top ten in the country. Cool Zoo and Lazy River open seasonally.