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Ahoy! Audubon Aquarium Hosts Pirates and Princesses Days

Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, 2017

Shiver me timbers! Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is hosting swashbuckling days with pirate and princess-themed fun on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Guests dressed in their finest royal attire or as a scallywag that sails the seven seas, will receive a discount on Aquarium admission - $3 off an adult ticket and $2 off a child's ticket.

Activities will include special activity stations, "What's Your Pirate or Princess Name" activity, pirate-themed treasure map quest, photo opportunities with royal and pirated characters, and more!

"We're always looking for creative ways to engage our guests," said Rich Toth, Audubon Aquarium's Managing Director. "We hope this new event will offer a fun twist for our visitors to enjoy the Aquarium."

Pirates and Princesses Schedule:

Both Days:

  • Scavenger Hunt game with a treasure chest prize at the end! Games available at the Information Booth.
  • Pirate Divers in the Great Maya Reef Exhibit between 10:00 am and 11:00 am on Saturday; and 10:00 am – 11:00 am & 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Sunday.
  • Fresh off the high seas are a group of friendly pirates ready for fun and games and photos with their mates.
  • Princesses will be on-hand to provide fun and festivities.
  • Music, crafts and games each day!
  • Meet Otteaux the Otter—the Aquarium’s character mascot.
  • Catch a pirate-themed double feature at the Entergy Giant Screen Theater—featuring two short films entitled "Pirates" and "The Curse of Skull Rock."
  • Professional photos available for purchase.


  • Princesses for sing-alongs, coloring and dragonfly crafts.
  • DJ Super Stars will be on hand with games and lots of pirate and princess-themed music.


  • Princess Bingo, "freeze" dance, enjoy story time, and tiara crafts with more princesses.
  • The Confetti Park Pirate Players will provide live musical performances at noon, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm.

Pirates and Princesses activities are included in the price of admission and complimentary for Audubon Nature Institute members.

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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 Special Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.