New Orleans,
14
October
2016
|
05:25 PM
America/Chicago

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

Tuesday, November 1, meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Summary

On Tuesday, November 1, the Aquarium Committee of the Audubon Commission will host the first in a series of community meetings to receive public input on future programming, exhibitry and capital projects at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

On Tuesday, November 1, the Aquarium Committee of the Audubon Commission will host the first in a series of 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
"The past 26 years has seen the Aquarium transform the city's waterfront into a premier destination for residents and visitors alike. Audubon is looking to the community for input on what exciting adventures the next 25 years will 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. Along with other Audubon Nature Institute facilities, the Aquarium has provided an economic impact of more than $600 million for the city.

"By reconnecting with our riverfront, we not only fulfilled our mission of conservation, education and recreation, but also established a major economic generator for the City of New Orleans,'' said Audubon Commission President J. Kelly Duncan.

The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Aquarium and all are welcome to attend, including children.

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.