Scales & Ales

Scales & AlesDive into Scales & Ales, Audubon Nature Institute’s exclusive annual event at the Aquarium, as we celebrate one of the most mysterious creatures of the deep: SHARKS! Enjoy beer, wine from open bars, and delicious cuisine from local restaurants. Live entertainment and a VIP Lounge aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ are highlights of the event as it flows throughout the Aquarium and onto the plaza overlooking the Mississippi River.

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What To Expect

Live entertainment will be provided by Flow Tribe and DJ Brice Nice.

Bring your PRINTED TICKET to the event for admittance. Cell phone scanning will delay your entry into the event.
Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

The Dress Code for the evening is dressy casual.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.

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

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.

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.

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.

The party will go on rain or shine!

Questions? Call (504) 861-5107 or email [email protected]