Audubon Zoo/Aquarium Nominated for ’10Best’ Awardsby Nola Family staff, March 29, 2019The Audubon Nature Institute is nominated for USA Today's 2019 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards. A USA Today panel of zoo and family travel experts selected the Audubon Zoo as a contender for “Best Zoo” and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas for “Best Aquarium.”Voting is allowed once a day for the duration of the contest, ending April 22 at 11:59 a.m., Eastern Time. Winners will be announced on the 10Best website on Friday, May 3.Last year, the Audubon Aquarium ranked 5th and the Audubon Zoo ranked 8th among 20 nominees "hand-picked by a panel of zoo and family travel experts" and accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.Vote for "Best Zoo" Vote for "Best Aquarium" What makes a zoo and aquarium America’s Favorite? USA Today says: “Short of heading out into the world's wild places, nothing beats a visit to the zoo to foster an appreciation for the striking animal diversity of our planet. We asked a panel of travel experts to nominate their favorite North American AZA-accredited zoos — facilities that excel in the fields of animal care and enrichment, while also facilitating meaningful interactions between animals and human visitors.” Next month, the Audubon Zoo will host its annual Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children's Hospital.