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Double Decade of Discoveries

2010-03-15

 

Can it really be twenty years since Audubon Aquarium transformed the New Orleans riverfront?
 
Yes, it’s been twenty years since Audubon Aquarium of the Americas opened at the foot of Canal Street, breathing new life into downtown New Orleans. Such a momentous milestone warrants a fabulous party, and the Aquarium will be celebrating all summer long!
 
Fishy festivities kickoff with this summer’s grand opening of Parakeet Pointe, Audubon Aquarium’s newest interactive animal experience. Events continue through summer, up to a grand finale extravaganza over Labor Day, where you won’t have to travel 20,000 leagues under the sea to join the coolest party in town. Watch for announcements soon about birthday events.
 
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas opened on Labor Day 1990. It sits in the 17-acre Woldenberg Riverfront Park and replaced acres of run-down warehouses perched on the banks of the Mississippi River. Prior to Audubon Aquarium opening, the spectacular New Orleans riverfront was blocked from public view. Audubon Aquarium and Woldenberg Riverfront Park revealed the breathtaking beauty of the Mississippi River for everyone to enjoy, and the Aquarium has become a well-known, iconic New Orleans landmark. As of this coming summer, the Aquarium will have welcomed twenty million visitors!
 
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is a facility of Audubon Nature Institute, a New Orleans-based not-for-profit which also operates Audubon Zoo, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Park, Audubon Insectarium, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Wilderness Park and Audubon Institute for Research of Endangered Species.
 
Tickets to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas are $18.50 for adults. $11.50 for children (ages 2-12) and $14.50 for seniors (65 and older). Admission is always free for Audubon Nature Institute members. For tickets or more information call 1-800-774-7394 or (504)581-4629 or visit www.AudubonInstitute.org.
 
Media Contact: Meghan Calhoun
                                Audubon Nature Institute
                                (504)378-2693
                                mcalhoun@auduboninstitute.org

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