Q: Do I need to print my ticket or can you scan my cell phone?

A: Bring your PRINTED TICKET to the event for admittance. Cell phone scanning will delay your entry into the event.

Q: How old must I be to attend Scales & Ales?

A: Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

Q: What should I wear?

A: The Dress Code for the evening is dressy casual.

Q: Are food and drink included in my ticket price?

A: Yes! We are proud to feature house bars with Abita beer, wine, soft drinks and water, and more than 40 restaurants and specialty cocktails bars at Scales & Ales.

Q: Where can I park?

A: Discounted parking will be available at the Hilton Whale Wall parking lot. On-demand transportation options such as Uber and Lyft are encouraged.

Q: Where do we enter the party?

A: The entrance to Scales & Ales is at the Canal Street end of the Aquarium. We will not be able to permit guests at the Theater end of the building.

Q: Will we be able to see animals in the Aquarium?

A: Of course! The entire Aquarium is open during Scales & Ales. Be sure to check out the brand new Shark and Ray Touchpool Gallery, and stop by the Sea Otters and Penguins before their bedtime at 8:30 p.m.

Q: Can I bring young children?
A: This is an adults-only event; babies and children will not be admitted. Louisiana law prohibits the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by any person under the age of 21 unless accompanied by his or her parent or spouse over the age of 21.

Q: What will happen if it rains?

A: The party will go on rain or shine!

Questions? Call (504) 861-5107 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.