Press Releases

Audubon Nature Institute members are invited to peek behind the scenes of their favorite Aquarium at SEAlebration, a free party for Audubon Nature Institute members. 

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is offering a buzzworthy deal for Louisiana residents on Tuesdays. 

Beginning Friday, July 18, 2014, visitors to Audubon Aquarium can SCUBA dive OR a snorkel inside the Great Maya Reef tunnel. 

Make plans now to be at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas on Friday, September 12 for Scales & Ales to benefit the Aquarium’s education programs and conservation efforts.

With the help of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Audubon Aquarium recently released a rehabilitated alligator snapping turtle into the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge located in Houma, La.
 

Audubon Nature Institute welcomes Michelle Hatwood as the Animal Curator of the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a before-hours "Breakfast with the Sharks" for Heart of Passion on Thursday, June 5 at 8am in the Gulf of Mexico exhibit along with a tour of the Aquarium.

Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish are wowing Audubon Aquarium visitors with their breathtaking beauty and impressive ability to blend in with their surroundings.

Audubon Zoo welcomes a new baby colobus monkey named Habari, which means “Hello’’ in Swahili.

Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte will free dive in Audubon Aquarium of the America’s Great Maya Reef exhibit during the Aquarium's Oceanfest on Saturday, May 31 at 11:30 a.m. The dive is part of an awareness-raising tour for his upcoming Pacific Ocean crossing.  

Kenya 3D: Animal Kingdom opens at Entergy IMAX® Theatre on Friday, May 30, 2014. 

Audubon Aquarium

On Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Audubon Aquarium will host Party for the Planet™.

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that Audubon Aquarium of the Americas was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission.

This recently released video from G.W.E. tells the story of what happened before they took the insect-themed rap genre by storm nearly a decade ago

IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D will open at Entergy IMAX® Theatre on April 4. 

Audubon Zoo is thrilled to announce the newest addition to the Audubon family, Zoey the Sea Lion Pup.  Zoey was born on June 15, 2012 at Utica Zoo in New York.

Soul Fest

The performance lineup for the annual Soul Fest is at Audubon Zoo has a distinctly local flavor this year.
 

Finishing touches are underway to the $1 million, 4200 square-foot Great Maya Reef exhibit at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Opening on Saturday, March 8, 2014, the new exhibit completely transforms the entrance of the Aquarium.

Beginning Monday, March 3, Audubon ZooAudubon Aquarium of the AmericasAudubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Entergy IMAX® Theatre will welcome visitors daily - an expansion from the usual Tuesday-through-Sunday schedule. 

Audubon Nature Institute happenings January through March.

Audubon Nature Institute officials and a host of elected officials and community leaders will gather Friday to launch the restoration of Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, a project that will return the sprawling eastern New Orleans attraction to its proper place as a treasured green space for family recreation and environmental education.

Audubon Nature Institute is thanking Orleans Parish residents with free admission to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium on Saturday, January 25, 2014.

In an effort to ensure that Gulf seafood remains a valuable resource for generations to come, Audubon Nature Institute’s sustainable seafood program, Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) announces its newest partnership with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC).

Officials from Audubon Nature Institute and San Diego Zoo Global took the first steps today in building a breeding center for rare and endangered species. 

The Real Wild Animals of New Orleans would like to wish all a happy holiday with a special video of Santa visiting the penguins at Audubon Aquarium. Season 2 premieres January 1, 2014 at www.RealWildAnimals.com.

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium welcomes the whole family to a full day of holiday fun at Jingle Bugs on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 10am - 5pm.

Breakfast with the Penguins

Visitors are invited to bring their families to Audubon Aquarium on Saturday, December 14 at 8:00 am and join Santa for Breakfast with the Penguins

Audubon Nature Institute offers wild gift ideas that are conveniently available for purchase online. Shoppers can choose from an array of memorable gifts that are just a mouse-click away.

Santa with Penguin

Santa is hand delivering presents to the Audubon Aquarium penguins during the 10:30 am and 3:00 pm feedings at the Penguin Exhibit December 12-13 and December 19-20.  

Check Out The New Chicks on the Block!  Three Endangered Penguin Chicks Break Record at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is thrilled to announce the hatching of three endangered African Blackfooted penguin chicks - making a record of eleven chicks hatched at the Aquarium in one year. 

Celebrate the holiday season in a whole new way at Audubon Butterfly Garden Insectarium. On Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 27, Audubon Executive Bug Chefs stir things up in Bug Appétit.

Taylor/Audubon Students and Scholars, along with their parents or guardians and two family members or friends, may visit selected Audubon attractions FREE of charge on November 30.

Audubon Zoo hosts its second annual Special Needs Day on Saturday, November 9.

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium invites guests to celebrate Halloween “infestivities" at Crawloween on Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, October 31.  

Next week, Audubon Zoo’s two female Asian elephants, Panya and Jean, will trade their 1930s-era Asian Domain enclosure that faces the Cooper Plaza fountain for a spacious, new, state-of-the-art holding facility.

On Saturday, October 12, visitors to Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium will enjoy sugary surprises created by executive bug chefs to celebrate Chocolate Covered Insect Day. 

The Real Wild Animals of New Orleans

The complete first season of Audubon Nature Institute's web series,The Real Wild Animals of New Orleans is now available online and is one of the first shows to air exclusively for web television by an aquarium or zoo. 

Penguin chick image

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is thrilled to announce the hatching of three endangered African Blackfooted penguin chicks - making a record of six chicks hatched at the Aquarium in one year.