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The penguin colony at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas has expanded with the hatching of three endangered African Blackfooted penguin chicks. Born in March, the chicks are growing quickly and are now on exhibit. Leaving their fluffy feathers behind the youngsters are now fully fledged and look similar to the adults.
Watch our bustling colony of penguins as they waddle, hop, dive and swim. Looking for snow in the exhibit? There isn't any...Audubon’s two species of penguins are Rockhopper penguins from South America and African penguins. They are both temperate climate birds who prefer warmer water temperature than their cold water cousins.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is proud of our successful African Penguin breeding program, so be sure to stop by and wave hello to the newest members of our colony.
Penguin feedings are 10:30 am and 3:00 pm every day.
Presented by Animal Planet L!ve.
Follow Kohl the Penguin tweeting from his unique birdseye view inside Audubon Aquarium!
Visit the penguin colony at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and meet the chicks up-close at Audubon's Backstage Penguin Pass in the webisode of The Real Wild Animals of New Orleans:
Aquarium Visitor Info
7 days a week | 10am - 5pm
Exciting changes are happening at Audubon Aquarium!
Although the Caribbean Tunnel is temporarily closed during construction, guests can grab a sneak peek of the progress through specially-designed viewing portholes. Experience the tunnel’s stunning transformation this spring!
$39.50 Adult Admission
$27.50 Child (2 -12) Admission
$27.50 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 and select holiday Mondays.
$22.50 Adult Admission
$16.00 Child (2 -12) Admission
$17.00 Senior (65+) Admission
Free for Audubon Members
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.
$27.50 Adult Admission
$21.50 Child (2 -12) Admission
$21.50 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 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 call (504) 581-4629 or 1-800-774-7394, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.