Beat the Heat at Audubon Cool Zoo

New Orleans Cool ZooAugust is officially here and the dog days of summer are upon us. If you’re looking for a great spot to beat the heat, then take the kiddos to Audubon Cool Zoo in New Orleans. The splash park located at Audubon Zoo has everything you need for a day of fun as we wind down the last few weeks of summer. Read on to discover what Cool Zoo has to offer.

Water Attractions: Audubon Zoo’s very own splash park, dubbed Cool Zoo, features an alligator water slide, pop up fountains, a spider monkey soaker, water spitting snakes, and more. The park has three different splash zones, one just for toddlers and babes, to ensure fun and safety for all ages.

Cabanas: If you really want to beat the heat, consider renting a cabana for the day. The shady retreat is the perfect place to throw a birthday party, enjoy a snack, or just relax.

The Cool Shop: With kiddos running around excitedly anticipating a day at the water park, it is all too easy to forget important necessities. Never fear, The Cool Shop has everything you need for a day of fun in the sun. Pick up flip-flops, towels, t-shirts, sunglasses, swimsuits, and sunscreen all in one location within the park. If you really want to kick it up a notch, purchase a super soaker for a guaranteed blast.

Snack N’ Splash Concessions: A day of water play can burn some serious calories. Cool Zoo has its very own concession stand with kid friendly snacks for families that need to refuel quickly. Cool drinks are also available.

The Cool Zoo is open during zoo hours, Monday-Friday from 10-5 and Saturday-Sunday from 10-6. Many ticketing options are available to maximize your Audubon Zoo experience. Visit the Cool Zoo webpage here for details.