Lives at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Symbolically Adopt an Audubon African Penguin

Did you know African penguins have a black stripe and black spots on their chest. The pattern of spots is unique for every penguin—just like human fingerprints.

Audubon Nature Institute Adopt an Animal Certificate. 
All items not included with every package. See details below.

Choose from two packages!

Wild Child Package: $25.00
    Adoption benefits
      • Digital certificate of adoption

Wild Child Plush Package: $60.00
    Adoption benefits
      • Digital certificate of adoption
      • Penguin Plush

Adopt Me! 

Your symbolic animal adoption will help care for the more than 15,000 animals (including mammals, fish, birds, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, and insects) in Audubon's care. Because of your generosity, Audubon's animals enjoy the highest quality care, world-class exhibits and stimulating enrichment activities.

Adoptions are symbolic. All adoptable animals may have many adoptive parents and all adopt animals must remain in their Audubon homes.

See All Adoptable Animals 

Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas are now open!

Due to State and City reopening guidelines, all Audubon facility admission, including for Members, must be reserved online in advance for a specific date and entry time. You can find more information about how to purchase tickets on our ticketing website and changes to your Audubon visit experience due to State and City reopening guidelines on our reopening website

Audubon Park and Riverview are open to the public, including vehicular traffic. Audubon Tennis and the Audubon Park Golf Club are open. Click the links to learn more about the current operating status of each facility.

Entergy Giant Screen Theater and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium remain closed to the public, and we do not yet have a timeline for reopening. Please follow Audubon on social media and check back here for more updates as the phased reopening of New Orleans continues.