Members Go Behind-the-Scenes at Audubon Aquarium

2013-07-31

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 31, 2013
Contact:  Katie Smith
Office 504-378-2693
Cell 504-278-0542
ksmith@auduboninstitute.org

 

Audubon Nature Institute Members Go Behind-the-Scenes at
Audubon Aquarium 

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SEAlebration, Wednesday, August 7, 2013 5pm8pm 

(New Orleans, La.)– Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is throwing a party to thank thousands of its closest friends – members!

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. The annual event will be held Wednesday, August 7 from 5pm to 8pm at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, located at 1 Canal Street in New Orleans.

Membership booths will be open the night of SEAlebration, so guests can join right at the entrance and enjoy the festivities.

SEAlebration visitors will enjoy special opportunities not offered during regular public hours, including extraordinary views from the top of the Caribbean Reef and Gulf of Mexico exhibits and an up-close meet and greet with some of the Aquarium’s most popular residents. Attendees also are invited to talk with divers, meet the penguin keepers, and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at where meals are specially prepared for the Aquarium's animals.

The party also will feature Louisiana music stars including the "the hardest working band in the New Orleans Area," The Top Cats.  There also will be face painting by Art from the Heart, FBI Community Outreach promoting The FBI Child ID app, Safe Online Surfing and Child ID kits, and visits by Audubon Nature Institute outreach vehicles. Also, the new host of The Real Wild Animals, Chriss Knight will be signing autographs and answering questions about the new Audubon web series. 

Entomologists from Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium will feature an up-close encounter with a few of your favorite live bugs and edible insect treats.  

Attendees are invited to watch the computer-animated film, Ant Bully free of charge at Entergy IMAX® Theatre and also enjoy 20% discount at the gift shop on select items.

SEAlebration is at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, August 7, 2013 and free for Audubon Nature Institute members.  It is a celebration like no other! Visit www.AudubonInstitute.org or call (504) 861-5105 for details.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Tickets to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas are $22.50 for adults, $16.00 for children and $17.00 for seniors.  Admission is free for Audubon Nature Institute members. Advanced tickets are recommended and can be purchased by visiting AudubonInstitute.org or at any Audubon Nature Institute attractions.  Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is located at 1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Audubon Nature Institute
Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Center for the Research of Endangered Species, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Special Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park.

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