Audubon Nature Institute Announces Tulane Pediatrics as the New Sponsor of Zoo-To-Do for Kids at Audubon Zoo

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Audubon Nature Institute is excited to announce a new partnership with Tulane Pediatrics. Tulane Pediatrics will be the new sponsor of Zoo-To-Do for Kids at Audubon Zoo.

"As a part of Tulane Health System, Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children is proud to support Audubon Zoo and the community through Zoo-To-Do events," said Dr. William Lunn, CEO of Tulane Health System.

Audubon Nature Institute's Zoo-To-Do for Kids, one of New Orleans' most anticipated philanthropic events, has a new sponsor: Tulane Pediatrics, a division of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).

Zoo-To-Do for Kids, presented by Tulane Pediatrics, will be held at Audubon Zoo on the evening of Friday, April 29, 2016. This represents the first time since 2012 that the annual fundraiser will have a presenting sponsor.

HCA is also a lead sponsor this year for Whitney Zoo-To-Do, the annual adults-only, black tie gala that will be held the following week on Friday, May 6. Tickets are now on sale for both.

"As a part of Tulane Health System, Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children is proud to support Audubon Zoo and the community through Zoo-To-Do events," said Dr. William Lunn, CEO of Tulane Health System. "Tulane doctors have educated the families of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish on health and wellness since the 1800s, and we are proud to partner with Audubon Zoo and continue that tradition."

HCA has a long history of generous support for Audubon Nature Institute, including community relations programs, festivals and the Zoo Animal Hospital. HCA is also expanding its commitment by sponsoring mobile education carts at Audubon Zoo and the @Audubon e-newsletter, which will feature "Fit Family Fun Facts" each month.

Zoo-To-Do for Kids, presented by Tulane Pediatrics, offers a wide range of entertainment, including live music, handheld animals, games, giant inflatables, crafts, magicians, face painters and more. The menu includes cuisine from more than 40 local restaurants and kid-friendly snacks. Tulane Pediatrics will host a tent at Zoo-To-Do for Kids offering a variety of educational activities for families.

Whitney Zoo-To-Do on Friday, May 6, will feature samplings of local and international cuisine from more than 70 New Orleans restaurants and libations from more than 40 full-service cocktail bars. High-energy party band Emerald City is the headline entertainment at the 2016 Whitney Zoo-To-Do.

The 2016 Zoo-To-Do Luxury Vehicle Raffle features a 2016 Lexus ES350 donated by Lexus of New Orleans. The car is valued at $39,195. Raffle tickets are $100 each, and a limit of 1,000 will be sold. The winner need not be present to claim the prize.

For more information, contact the Zoo-To-Do office at (504) 861-6160 or visit auduboninstitute.org. Audubon Zoo is located at 6500 Magazine Street. Proceeds from both Zoo-To-Do events will be used to celebrate the restoration of the Tropical Bird House at Audubon Zoo.

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Special Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.

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