Activities

Sunday July 9, 2017

Golf Tournament

Golf

The SEATA 2017 Golf Tournament tee time is set for Sunday, July 9th at 8 a.m. at Beau Chêne Country Club's Oak Course. Participants will begin boarding the bus at the hotel at 5:30 a.m. The tournament will be Captain’s Choice, using 4-player teams and a shotgun start. The fee for this event is $125 per person and includes roundtrip transportation, breakfast and lunch, cart and green fees, and prizes. Participants can take a virtual tour of the Oak Course here.

Club sets are available for rent at the Golf Pro Shop for a $35 fee (subject to change). Please indicate on your golf registration if you would like to rent clubs and whether you need men's or women's, right or left handed clubs. The golf course dress code requires a collared shirt and soft spikes.

Questions about this event can be directed to Tab Henderson at Tab.Henderson@la.gov.

You may register for the golf tournament using the online registration portal. The fee can be made via credit card or check. If you are unable to register online, please complete the Golf Tournament Registration Form.

To participate in the golf tournament, you must submit your golf tournament registration no later than June 25, 2017.

Creole Queen Historic Cruise and Brunch - $30 per person (ages 5-12) or $50 per person (ages 13+)

You'll start your trip with a nostalgic streetcar ride from The Ritz at 8:45 a.m. and return by 1:00 p.m.

Trolley

Focusing on the critical Battle of New Orleans, this cruise is narrated by a costumed re-enactor who takes guests on a journey through the history of the city as we sail downriver to the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and the historic Chalmette Battlefield. Highlights of the tour include the founding of the city by the LeMoyne brothers, the expansion of the city into the “French Quarters” of the Treme and Marigny, the Louisiana Purchase, and the Battle of New Orleans. A one-hour shore excursion at the battlefield features a guided tour and talk by National Park Rangers.

Cruise

Your lunch buffet includes:

NOLA Motorsports Tournament Style Kart Racing - $85 per person

The bus departs at 1:30 p.m. and will return by 5:30 p.m.

Drivers! Start your engines!

Race Track

A tournament style and professionally run race with NOLA Motorsports Super Geaux Karts. Your race has a professional race manager, flagger, timer, and scoring. Prior to the race, drivers will get a briefing where they are also issued safety gear followed by a practice session. The racing starts with a qualifying race, a pre-final race, and the final race. The awards ceremony follows the final race.

Drivers height must be at least 52” for the junior karts (25-30 mph) and 60” for the adult karts (45-50 mph). NOLA Motorsports requires all drivers under the age of 18 to have a parent or guardian present and sign a waiver at the track.

Monday July 10, 2017

Audubon Zoo and Cool Zoo Splash Park – (included within your conference registration fee, and lunch is provided)

For this event, You'll start your trip with a nostalgic streetcar ride from the hotel at 9:15 a.m. and returns by 2:30 p.m.

Zoo

Located in historic Uptown New Orleans, Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters and lush gardens. Unique natural habitat exhibits—such as the award-winning Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle—showcase the relationship between people and nature. Don't miss the daily animal presentations, chats and feeds; the highly endangered whooping cranes, Amur leopards and orangutans; the white tiger; and the mysterious white alligators. Audubon Zoo is often ranked among the country’s best for innovation and entertainment value!

Splash Park

In addition, cool off at Cool Zoo, the wild and wet splash park at Audubon Zoo! If guests are participating, a towel and dry clothes are required for the return trip to the hotel.

Tuesday July 11, 2017

Aquarium of the Americas, Butterfly Garden & Insectarium – (included within your conference registration fee, and lunch is provided)

Turtle

Enjoy another nostalgic streetcar ride, or choose to take a short stroll from The Ritz at 9:15 a.m. and return by 3:00 p.m.

Aquarium of the Americas

Located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter Audubon Aquarium of the Americas immerses you in an underwater world. The colors of a Caribbean reef come alive in the walk-through tunnel, while the penguins and Southern sea otter enchant you with their antics. Touch a Stingray, feed a parakeet, and marvel at the gigantic sharks, tarpon, and rays in the 400,000-gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit. Be sure to watch for sea turtles throughout the Aquarium. As coordinator of the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program, this aquarium prepares many of them for release to the wild.

Butterfly Garden & Insectarium

Butterfly

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street, encourages you to use all five senses as you explore North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. You will discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet. You will be shrunk to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs, by bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden. Voted "A top museum for you and your kids” by CNN.com.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made by June 25, 2017, to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after June 25, 2017. SEATA reserves the right to cancel any of the optional activities (and will issue a full refund) if the minimum number of participants for the activity is not met. Refunds will not be issued for optional activity no-shows.