Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Location: Aquarium of the Americas
Cost: $70 USD per person
Event Duration: 3 hours (Exact start time TBD)
This will be a hosted reception featuring New Orleans cuisine, bar stations scattered throughout the Aquarium of the Americas, and fabulous background music by a jazz trio.
Upon entering the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas you will be entering an underwater paradise. Upon arrival, you will be directed to the Caribbean Reef, where cocktails coupled with a 30-foot acrylic tunnel will take guests on an under-water journey through the 132,000 gallon exhibit. Moray eels, parrotfish and cownose rays are among the hundreds of specimens that surround you in this exhibit.
Cascading waterfalls, rare orchids, and infamous red bellied piranha offer an adventurous trek in the next gallery, the Amazon Rain Forest. Emerging from the Amazon, you will be greeted by the sights and sounds of playful penguins.
You will find food stations in the Living in Water gallery, set amongst the back drop of the Tropical Sharks and Seahorses area. Enjoy the reception, along with swimming penguins, circling sharks, mystifying sea dragons.
After browsing the Living in Water Gallery, you will have the opportunity to encounter Buck and Emma, the Aquarium’s two playful Sea Otters. From here you may walk at your leisure down the boat launch into the Mississippi River gallery. Rare white alligators, pre-historic Paddlefish and Longnose gar are among Louisiana's native species found here.