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The Taylor Scholars Awards Program rewards Louisiana students for academic excellence!

The program is open to all Louisiana students in grades 6 through 12, whether attending public, private, 
or parochial schools.

Complimentary admission for the Taylor Scholars and up to four guests on Taylor Family Free Days.


Unlimited complimentary admission for one year for the Taylor Scholars and two guests.

10% off select items in Audubon and NOMA gift shops.

Saturday June 29th, 2024

Audubon Aquarium
Tuesday August 6th, 2024

2024 Taylor Family Free Days:

Thank you to the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation for making this program possible.

Audubon Nature Institute and New Orleans Museum of Art are proud to partner with the Foundation to honor and recognize students for their exceptional academic achievements.

Taylor Scholars Awards Program FAQs

How do students qualify?
Students in grades 6-12 at participating schools who earn a 2.5 GPA or greater are eligible to receive a Taylor Scholar Awards Certificate. Schools issue the certificates to qualifying students near the end of each school year.

How do I use my Taylor Scholars award?
Bring your Taylor Scholars Admission Pass, which is valid for visits during the months of January, February and August, and check in with the Member Services team.  Please present your pass and your student ID.  The Taylor Scholars Admission pass is good for the named student plus an accompanying parent or other adult.  Only one pass may be used per day per student.

Can I use my Taylor Scholars admission pass in other months?
If Taylor Students and their families would like to visit outside the months of August, January, and February, we do offer a full-year Membership at a discounted rate. Please call or speak with our Membership team for more details.

What is Taylor Family Free Day?
Each year NOMA and Audubon host one Family Free Day, when students may bring up to four guests on this day. In 2024, NOMA will host the Family Free Day on Saturday, June 29th. Audubon Aquarium will host the Family Free Day on Tuesday, August 6th.

Does my school participate in the Taylor Scholars Awards Program?
Send your inquiry to

School Groups

Please note:  the Taylor Scholars Admission Pass cannot be used when visiting with a school group.  For school group visits, the student must be included with the group reservation and group payment.  For more information on booking a school group, please see Groups & Field Trips - New Orleans, LA - Audubon Nature Institute


  • Please present the original Taylor Scholars admission pass imprinted with student name and school name
  • Blank passes, photocopied passes, handwritten passes, screenshots of passes are not accepted, student must present the original admission pass
  • Please be prepared to present your student ID with the admission pass
  • Taylor passes are not transferable and may only be used by the named student plus adult guest
  • Taylor student must be physically present to obtain admission to facilities
  • Please do not laminate the pass as we need to date stamp the admission pass
  • Lost passes cannot be replaced by Audubon Nature Institute, NOMA, or your school.  Please keep your Taylor Scholars admission pass  in a safe place! 

How Principals, Teachers, Counselors and School Officials can Participate

Questions about the Taylor Scholars Awards Program, please email

Visit each facility's site for full redemption details.

*Please note: Special events and exhibits at participating institutions may require advance ticket reservations if they are capacity controlled by entry time. For everyday visits, simply check in at the admission gate with your Taylor card and Student ID. Taylor Student Award Certificate is not valid for school group visits.    

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