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Party at the Aquarium After Dark at Scales & Ales

Party your fins off on Friday, September 30, 2016


Make plans now to be at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas on Friday, September 30 for the 7th annual Scales & Ales, benefiting the Aquarium’s education and conservation programs. 

Make plans now to be at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas on Friday, September 30 for the 7th annual Scales & Ales, benefiting the Aquarium’s education and conservation programs. 

Partygoers will enjoy brews from Abita Brewing Company, wine, specialty cocktails, and delicious cuisine from more than 40 local restaurants while experiencing the exceptional sights and sounds of the Aquarium after dark.

Rich Toth, Audubon Aquarium's Managing Director.
"Every year, it's breathtaking to see the riverfront light up after dark. Scales & Ales is not only a fun way to experience the Aquarium after hours, but has also raised more than $850,000 for the Aquarium’s animal conservation and education programs."
Rich Toth, Audubon Aquarium's Managing Director.

Delicious Offerings from Top Local Restaurants Including:

Firecracker Tuna Tacos: GW Fins

Alligator Wings: Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails

Shrimp & Crab Canapes: Deanie's Seafood Restaurant

Shrimp Fra Diavolo Pasta & Shrimp and Tomato Bruschetta: Bravo! Cucina Italiana

Shrimp Ceviche Verde: Araña Taqueria y Cantina

Nutella Crêpe Bites: Crêpes à la Cart

and more!

NEW Restaurants:

Shrimp & Smoked Jalapeño Deviled Eggs: Copeland's of New Orleans

Alligator Cheese Cake with Crawfish Cardinale: Fulton St. Bistro and Bar

  • The Chee-Weez are a 5 piece tribute/show band of unmatched proportions. Their world famous show brings crazy costumes, giant video walls, lasers and lights, and KISS worthy pyro! Only one thing is for never know WHAT will happen at a Chee-Weez show!
  • Brice Nice is a radio and club DJ, music historian, and vinyl junkie. He hosts the Block Party radio show on WWOZ New Orleans and has rocked parties in just about every venue in New Orleans, from House Of Blues to regular gigs at The Saint.

NEW! Kendra Scott Jewelry Pull: With a $40 donation per box, you can walk away with a beautiful Kendra Scott necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings while supporting the cause! 100% of the proceeds will go directly back to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Additional fun features include a GoGo Photo Booth and custom temporary tattoos!

Scales & Ales is an adult-only event on Friday, September 30 from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. with a Sponsor/Patron Party that begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 for members and $75 for non-members. Patron tickets are $125 per person. Sponsor packages start at $1,000. Sponsors and Patrons have access to the VIP Area all night. All food and drinks are included in ticket price. Please call (504) 861-5107 for more information.

To prepare for the event, the last showing at Entergy Giant Screen Theater will be at 1 p.m. and Audubon Aquarium will close at 2 p.m. on September 30.

Tickets are limited! Purchase today! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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.