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Backstage Penguin Pass
Backstage Penguin Pass
Go behind the scenes at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas for an up-close encounter with an endangered African penguin. The Backstage Penguin Pass offers a once-in-a lifetime opportunity for an intimate, hands-on experience with a penguin in Audubon’s newly designed private penguin encounter. A member of the Aquarium’s husbandry team will be with you to answer questions and guide you through the experience.
Backstage Penguin Pass Highlights:
- Meet a penguin up close!
- Learn about penguins and how the Aquarium cares for them.
- Visit the Aquarium Prep Kitchen where food is prepared for the penguins and many of the Aquarium’s animals.
- Receive a penguin painting created during the experience.
- Take your own photos to capture the unforgettable moment.
- Available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 9:00 AM and 1:30 PM. The last ticket sold for an experience will be 15 minutes before the tour.
- Includes admission to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas before or after your scheduled time.
- Tickets are $115 per person for Audubon members and $125 per person for non-members.
- Encounters are limited to 6 guests, 4 years of age and older.
- All participants 16 years 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).
- Every person attending must have a ticket.
- Advance tickets recommended.
- Guests with food allergies should be aware that our aquatic animals may be offered shellfish, finfish or crustaceans.
Visit the penguin colony at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and meet the chicks up-close at Audubon's Backstage Penguin Pass in the webisode of The Real Wild Animals of New Orleans:
Aquarium Visitor Info
$41.95 Adult Admission
$29.95 Child (2 -12) Admission
$29.95 Senior (65+) Admission
Our best value! Visit Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX® Theatre and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium for one low price. The Audubon Experience package includes one visit to each facility. Audubon Experience packages are valid for 30 consecutive days starting with your first visit. The IMAX® ticket is valid for one movie on first-come, first-served availability. Tickets may be purchased in advance and used the day of your visit. Our attractions are open Tuesday through Sunday.
$23.95 Adult Admission
$17.95 Child (2 -12) Admission
$18.95 Senior (65+) Admission
Free for Audubon Members
Go behind the scenes at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas for an up-close encounter with an endangered African penguin. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an intimate, hands-on experience with a penguin in Audubon’s private penguin encounter. Advance tickets recommended. Read More.
$28.95 Adult Admission
$22.95 Child (2 -12) Admission
$22.95 Senior (65+) Admission
The Entergy IMAX® Theatre ticket is valid for one movie on first-come, first-served availability. Tickets may be purchased in advance and used the day of your visit.
Discounted admission for youth groups of 10 or more and group lunches for 20 or more. Exciting, educational and entertaining trips at economical rates are available with advance reservations at the Zoo, Aquarium, Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and IMAX®. To make your reservations or for more information please read more online, or call us at (504) 581-4629 or 1-800-774-7394, Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm.