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35 penguins, ranging in ages from 2 to 33 years old, make up the penguin colony at Audubon Aquarium. Many of the birds in our colony are offspring born right here at the Aquarium and raised by our staff, while others are visitors from other zoos and aquariums around North America.
As you watch our bustling colony of penguins as they waddle, hop, dive, and swim during your visit, you’ll see 32 African blackfooted penguins, which are native to Southern Africa (which have a black face mask, and black spots and “horseshoe” on their belly), and 3 southern rockhopper penguins, which live in and around South America and the Falkland Islands (having orange beaks and a yellow crest of feathers over the eyes and behind their ears). As you might guess, the places where these two species of penguins live have mild climates, so that’s why there is no ice and snow in our penguin exhibit (only 2 of the 18 species of penguins in the world actually live year-round in icy climates). Juvenile penguins are charcoal-gray, and receive their first “tuxedo” of black and white at 17 to 18 months of age. Males have blue name tags on the right flipper, and females have red tags on their left flipper. We have 11 pairs nesting in our colony, so watch for courtship behaviors and pairs going about their nest-building activity.
Penguin feedings occur every day at 10:30am and also at 3:00pm, where you are invited to ask our staff any questions you've ever wanted to ask about penguins.
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Aquarium Visitor Info
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Hours
Audubon Experience Package
$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.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas General Admission
$23.95 Adult Admission
$17.95 Child (2 -12) Admission
$18.95 Senior (65+) Admission
Free for Audubon Members
Backstage Penguin Pass
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.
Aquarium and IMAX® Combo
$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.
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