New Orleans residents are guaranteed free admission to one of four Audubon attractions every Wednesday. The free pass will rotate every week between the Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and the planetarium at the Louisiana Nature Center. Residents can gain free entry with a valid photo ID and are permitted to bring up to four guests.
The New Orleans Public Library offers free admission to New Orleans residents, as well. Additionally, the library offers free entry passes to a number of other New Orleans attractions through the Culture Pass Program. Some of these attractions include the National WWII Museum, the Ogden Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Southern Food & Beverage Museum. These passes are only available to residents of Orleans Parish.
SNAP recipients are eligible for free entry, as well as Louisiana students with good grades through the Taylor Scholar Awards Program. Military service members can visit both the zoo and the insectarium for free on Veterans Day.