New Orleans,
30
November
2016

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Looks to a Bright Future With Second Public Meeting

Thursday, December 8 meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Pisces Room at the Aquarium

Summary

Aquarium Committee of the Audubon Commission will host the second in a series of three community meetings on Thursday, December 8, 2016

On Thursday, December 8, the Aquarium Committee of the Audubon Commission will host the second in a series of three community meetings to receive public input on future programming, exhibitry and capital projects at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

Audubon Nature Institute opened the doors to the world-class Aquarium on September 2, 1990, to 13,623 visitors, setting an opening-day record for U.S. aquariums. In its first year, the Aquarium welcomed nearly 2 million visitors, surpassing all attendance expectations.

Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman
Audubon wants to hear from the community, particularly our young people, about how the Aquarium can continue to fill its role as Louisiana's top family attraction. We are looking to our guests for their ideas about what the next 25 years should bring.
Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman

Since the opening, the Aquarium has continued to exceed all expectations with approximately 32 million visitors to date and continues to be an anchor for family tourism and a leader in conservation efforts.

 Along with other Audubon Nature Institute facilities, the Aquarium has provided an economic impact of more than $600 million for the city.

The December 8 meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Pisces Room at the Aquarium and all are welcome to attend, including children.

Information about the third Aquarium Committee meeting will be announced in the near future. 

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 Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute. 

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Frank Donze
Communications Specialist
Office: (504) 212-5335
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