Audubon Zoo wants to wish all the Mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day! Honor Mom by visiting Audubon’s most beloved moms like Kali, the African lion, and Sumatran orangutan moms Feliz, Menari, and Reese.

Mother's Day Card

Download Audubon’s animal–themed Mother's Day card and have the kids color and customize it to create a truly one-of-a-kind keepsake.

Delicious Food

Though we can’t serve you Audubon Tea Room’s famous brunch this Mother’s Day, you can still create a memorable Mother’s Day meal at home.

Want to take a day off cooking? Order delivery or takeout from one Audubon’s Zoo-To-Do restaurant vendors and support the local businesses who give back to our community!

Want to show off your cooking skills you’ve honed during quarantine? Looking for a fun activity to do with the kids? Make mom a quiet breakfast in bed or put out a family brunch spread.

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Make Mom’s special day even better with tickets to the Mother’s Day Brunch at Audubon Tea Room.

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mother's day brunch

Have a unique brunch under the century old live oak trees of Audubon Park. Spots fill up fast,
so call (504) 212-5227 today.

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You Can Help The Mothers of Audubon

You can help us care for the moms and babies of Audubon every day by donating to Audubon, Adopting an Animal, or purchasing or renewing an Audubon Membership. We truly appreciate your support.

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No outside food, beverages, or tents allowed at the Mother’s Day Celebration.
Portable chairs and blankets are welcomed.

Mother's Day

Mother Nature


Conservation Efforts

While the mothers of the animal kingdom don’t get their own Mother’s Day, we believe they’re just as special. That’s why we lead and support different conservation and breeding programs that help animal mothers thrive—and prevent species from going extinct.

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Great Gifts For A Great Cause

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Looking for a gift to celebrate the mom in your life? Consider one of Audubon’s great gifts for a good cause—no shipping trip required!

Adopt an Animal, like a penguin chick or a lion, in mom’s name and receive a downloadable certificate to present to her.

Purchase an Audubon Membership to enjoy unlimited trips to the Zoo, Aquarium, and Butterfly Garden and Insectarium when we reopen, plus great discounts and perks!

Choose from a fantastic selection of Audubon merchandise from Audubon Marketplace’s online store.

Planning on ordering your Mother’s Day gift (or anything else!) from Amazon? Shop through Amazon Smile and choose Audubon Nature Institute as your charity of choice to give back every time you buy.


It wouldn’t be an Audubon Mother’s Day without New Orleans’ Queen of Soul, Grammy® Award-Winner Irma Thomas. Though we can’t be together to enjoy her music at Audubon Zoo, here’s a little taste of our decades-long tradition to get you in the Mother’s Day spirit.

Family Fun with Mother Nature

Gather the family and watch Audubon’s fascinating look at how animals parent.

Take a nature walk in your neighborhood or local park (practicing responsible social distancing, of course), and use the iNaturalist Seek app to identify the plants and animals you see by uploading pics you snap on your phone.

Set up a bird feeder in your yard and join the Project FeederWatch community to record the birds you see to help scientists track bird populations and migrations.

Want more ideas? Check out Audubon’s Party for the Planet presented by Entergy page for a whole list of apps and activities to help people of all ages get out in nature and become citizen scientists!

Whether you want to keep the little ones occupied while mom enjoys some alone time or spend some quality time as a family, Audubon has you covered with fun educational activities to bring you all closer to Mother Nature.

Animal Moms

While we celebrate our human moms, it’s a great time to remember all the animal moms that make Audubon a family, especially this spring when it seems like we’re welcoming a new baby every week!

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Your Animals Need You on this Giving Tuesday.

Thanks to our friends at WWOZ and Spotify, you can create your own custom Irma Thomas concert at home. Tune into WWOZ Sunday 12-2 p.m. to hear archived concert recordings broadcasted live at this link. For Irma on-demand, put on Spotify’s “This is Irma Thomas” playlist Sunday (or any day of the week!).

It wouldn’t be an Audubon Mother’s Day without the Soul Queen of New Orleans, GRAMMY-award winner Irma Thomas! 

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