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Audubon Happenings: July - September 2012

2012-06-14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
Audubon Nature Institute Happenings

July - September 2012
 

Animal Grossology  Butterflies in Flight Red, White, and Butterflies  SEAlebration

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Audubon Nature Institute Happenings
July-September 2012
 

(New Orleans, La.)Throughout July, August, and September Audubon Zoo (6500 Magazine St.) is open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday - Sunday 10am - 6pm,Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (1 Canal St.) Entergy IMAX® Theatre (1 Canal St.) and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium (423 Canal St.) are open 10am to 5pm7 days a week through Labor Day. 

All Audubon attractions resume the “closed Mondays” schedule starting on September 10, 2012.
 
Audubon Golf Course is open seven days a week, Monday – Sunday.
 
2012 ATTRACTION ADMISSION PRICES

 ZooAquariumButterfly Garden & InsectariumIMAX®
Adult$16$21$16$10.50
Child (2-12)$11$14$11$7.50
Sr. Citizen (65+)/Student$13$17$13$9.50
 
Audubon’s Dinosaur Adventure at Audubon Zoo 
$2.00 – Members
$4.00 – General Public
In addition to Zoo admission.
 
AUDUBON EXPERIENCE 
An Audubon Experience ticket includes admission to Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX® Theatre and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.
Adults (13-64)                                                $35
Children (2-12)                                               $19
Senior Citizens (65+)/Student                        $19 

Please visit www.AudubonInstitute.org for more information on hours of operation and combination admission prices.
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NEW THIS SUMMER

Animal Grossology
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Visitors experience some of the stinkiest, slimiest and downright yukkiest creatures on Earth in this new exhibit that takes a slightly different view of the animal kingdom. Solid science and interactive entertainment translates into big fun for Aquarium guests. Learn why cows chew cud, how snail slime could help treat cystic fibrosis, and why the dung beetle is nature’s original pooper scooper. Limited engagement - included with admission.

Butterflies in Flight
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
The popular Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation Butterflies in Flight exhibithas reopened with an amazing array of butterflies, new plantings and enhancedexhibitry

This serene, Asian-inspired garden flutters with life as butterflies swoop and soar from one flower to another—perhaps even resting for a moment on the shoulder of a visitor. Close encounters with these beautiful creatures provide vivid memories that last a lifetime.

Audubon members now go FREE to the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium!


EVENTS

Go 4th on the River
Woldenberg Park
July 4

Celebrate a fantastic July 4th tradition in New Orleans with fireworks at nightfall on the Mississippi River. Visitors enjoy a weekend long (July 4 -8) discount of $4 off any admission to Audubon Aquarium or Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.This deal is not to be combined with other discounts or combos. 

Red, White and Butterflies
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
July 7 - 8

Looking for a different way to celebrate Independence Day? How about a visit to the newly renovated Butterfly Garden? In a most unusual salute to our nation’s birthday, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium staff creates an American flag out of red, white and blue butterflies! Free with admission, visitors enjoy special butterfly releases, butterfly specimen identification, butterfly dancers, crafts, face painting, and much more fluttering fun! Visit www.AudubonInstitute.org for details.

SEAlebration (Members Only)
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
August 1
5:00 – 8:00 pm

Audubon members spend an evening at the Aquarium with live music, aquarist chats, feedings, stage shows and kids activities. This members-only event is a chance for members to feed stingrays, see a dive show, meet the Aquarium team and be amazed by undersea wonders. This event is FREE for Audubon Members. Not a member? Join now or sign up at the door and join the party! www.auduboninstitute.org/join

Scales and Ales
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas 
September 14

VIP Party: 7:00 p.m.
General Admittance: 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Tickets go on sale in July! Please visit www.auduboninstitute.org/scalesandales for more information. 

With wine and beer from more than 20 bars and delicious cuisine from great local restaurants, party-goers can soak up the sights and sounds at the third annual Scales & Ales. Live music, a fabulous raffle and a unique aquatic atmosphere are highlights of the event. Stroll throughout the Aquarium and onto the plaza overlooking the Mississippi River for an evening to remember.

Scales & Ales supports Audubon’s conservation and education program. 

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will close at 3 pm on Friday, September 14, 2012 to prepare for this event.


NOW PLAYING AT ENTERGY IMAX® THEATRE

10amThe Last Reef 3D
11amBorn to be Wild 3D
12pmThe Last Reef 3D
  1pmHurricane on the Bayou
  2pm The Last Reef 3D
  3pm Born to be Wild 3D
  4pm Hurricane on the Bayou
  5pmThe Last Reef 3D 
Schedule subject to change. Check www.AudubonInstitute.org for show times.

Cool Zoo 
Audubon Zoo

Audubon Zoo’s popular new attraction opens for its second season. Cool Zoo is an amazing array of fun water toys and activities, including a giant white alligator slide. Visit all day long!

Cool Zoo Admission:
 

Individual tickets:
$5 – members
$7 – non-members
In addition to Zoo admission. 
POP tickets: Pay one price and enjoy all of Audubon Zoo’s additional-fee attractions, including Cool Zoo, the Endangered Species Carousel, the Swamp Train and Audubon’s Dinosaur Adventure. Visit as often as you’d like throughout the whole day!
$9 – members
$12- non-members. 
In addition to Zoo admission.

ZOO EDUCATION 

Stroller Safari
Audubon Zoo welcomes a new early childhood program for children 18-36 months with a caregiver starting in September. Please contact Brenda Walkenhorst for details.

Zoo Education/Camp Contact:
Brenda Walkenhorst
bwalken@auduboninstitute.org
Phone: (504) 861-5103 / FAX: (504) 861-2426 

Please do not use the PR phone numbers above for general information. The public should call 504 581-4629 or 1-800-774-7394 or visit AudubonInstitute.org for details.
 
Audubon Nature Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit that operates a family of museums and parks dedicated to nature. These New Orleans facilities include: Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Audubon Wilderness Park, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Audubon Nature Institute Foundation. 

 

Media Contact:

Katie Smith

Public Relations Manager
Audubon Nature Institute
6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 378-2693

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