New Orleans,
20
September
2016
|
04:21 PM
America/Chicago

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Unveils its New Sea Otter Experience

Program Launches Thursday, October 13, 2016

Summary

In celebration of Sea Otter Awareness Week, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is excited to announce a new, once-in-a lifetime opportunity to have an up-close encounter with a Southern sea otter. 

In celebration of Sea Otter Awareness Week, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is excited to announce a new, once-in-a lifetime opportunity to have an up-close encounter with a Southern sea otter. This unforgettable, 30-minute experience gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Aquarium's sea otters through a protected interaction area.

The new encounter is available for purchase online and will begin on October 13. Guests will learn about conservation efforts while animal care professionals share the wonder of these charismatic, endangered animals.

Beth Firchau, Director of Animal Husbandry, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
"Unfortunately, Southern sea otters face an array of threats in the wild. We hope that by bringing our visitors up-close with our rescued pair of otters, they will leave wanting to help conserve wildlife."
Beth Firchau, Director of Animal Husbandry, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Sea Otter Meet and Greet Highlights:

• Meet a sea otter up-close!

• Go into the behind-the-scenes sea otter area with Aquarium staff.

• Learn about sea otters and see some of their trained behaviors.

• Take a photo to capture the unforgettable moment.

Details:

• Available Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

Tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance.

• Includes admission to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas before or after your scheduled time.

• Tickets are $65 per person for Audubon members and $75 per person for non-members (plus sales tax).

• Encounters are limited to two guests, 10 years of age and older.

• All participants 16 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (21 or older).

• Every person attending must have a ticket.

• Guests with food related allergies should be aware that our aquatic animals are offered shellfish, finfish and crustaceans.

• Participants must be able to climb stairs to enter the behind-the-scenes area.

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 Center for the Research of Endangered Species, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Special Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park.