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Andrew Jackson: Hero…

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BODY ELECTRIC Group…

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House of Blues Gospel…

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Joe Krown Trio feat.…

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Marigny Opera House…

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New Orleans Singer-Songwriter Sarah Quintana began her musical studies in high… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

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Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

The Gasperi…

Feb 1 - 22, 2015
Richard Gasperi opened Gasperi Gallery in the French Quarter in 1980.… more

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Tai Chi/Chi Kung

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NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

"Annie"

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Baby Arts Play! at…

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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Feb 3 - 3, 2015
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Maple Leaf Bar…

Feb 3 - 24, 2015
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Music at the Mint…

Feb 3 - 3, 2015
Saxophonist Jerry Embree is one of the busiest musicians in New Orleans. He… more

17th Annual Martin…

Feb 1 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Audubon Aquarium Unveils its New Backstage Penguin Pass!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Katie Smith
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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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