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Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

The Victory Belles…

Sep 02, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 3 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jazz in the Park

Sep 4 - Oct 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Open Mic Night at…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Come on down to 125 Bourbon Street and celebrate with good music, food and… more

Special Presentation…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for a  Special Presentation - "Challenging Internment"… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Audubon Aquarium Unveils its New Backstage Penguin Pass!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Katie Smith
Office 504-378-2693
Cell 504-278-0542
ksmith@auduboninstitute.org



Audubon Aquarium Unveils its New Backstage Penguin Pass!
 Visitors Get Up Close to One of Audubon's Beloved African Penguins

(New Orleans, La.)- Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is excited to offer a once-in-a lifetime, interactive opportunity to have a close-up encounter with an endangered African penguin. The Backstage Penguin Pass offers Aquarium visitors an intimate, hands-on experience with a penguin in Audubon's newly designed private penguin encounter with a member of the Aquarium's husbandry team.

Guests will learn about penguin natural history and how the Aquarium cares for the penguins in its collection. They will go behind-the-scenes and visit the Aquarium Prep Kitchen where food is prepared for many of the Aquarium's animals to learn about the special diets of penguins. Visitors will also receive a penguin painting created during the experience along with a photo to capture the unforgettable moment.

Backstage Penguin Pass program is available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 9 AM and 1:30 PM starting Friday, September 28, 2012. The encounters will be limited to 6 guests, 4 years old and above and all participants 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (21 or older). One adult must accompany each child under 10 years of age (one adult per child).

Tickets for the Backstage Penguin Pass are $115 per person for Audubon members and $125 per person non-member.

As a special treat for select lucky visitors, from Friday, September 21 through Sunday, September 23, 2012, every 500th guest to the Aquarium will be invited to spend time with a penguin as part of Audubon's new Backstage Penguin Pass program.

Backstage Penguin Pass tickets can be purchased can be purchased by visiting AudubonInstitute.org or at any Audubon Nature Institute attractions.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Tickets to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas are $21.00 for adults, $14.00 for children and $17.00 for seniors. Admission is free for Audubon Nature Institute members. Advanced tickets are recommended and can be purchased by visiting AudubonInstitute.org or at any Audubon Nature Institute attractions. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is located at 1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.

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