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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

#33 of 358 things to do in New Orleans Features Animals
1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
+1 800-774-7394
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Located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter Audubon Aquarium of the Americas immerses you in an underwater world. The colors of a Caribbean reef come alive in our walk-through tunnel, while our penguins and Southern sea otter enchant you with their antics. Touch a sting ray, feed a parakeet, and marvel at our gigantic sharks, tarpon, and rays in the 400,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit. Watch for sea turtles throughout the Aquarium-as coordinator of the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program, we prepare many of them for release to the wild.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
Central Business District
+1 800-774-7394
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped into New Orleans for a short 24 hours stay with no plans at all. This Aquarium here was very nice and we had a very good time. It was a but crowded in places where the flow of people was inconsistent. But it...More

Thank BJW333
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the aquarium. I loved the rainforest part, as well as the penguins. I loved seeing the Arapaima. That was pretty cool. It was raining when we went into the budgie part so we were the only ones there I just thought that...More

Thank WinterBenson
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a nice little aquarium. It's very small. We paid $30 at the gate for admission and this is not worth that amount of money. In comparison, the Georgia Aquarium is $36 and it is huge. At the Audubon Aquarium you only need a...More

Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The initial impression of the Mayan display I was excited and then it quickly turned downhill fast. A couple displays were nice but nothing is impressive including the white alligator and "big" tank of fish. In and out in less than an hour and that...More

Thank shreve1231
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stop by the Louisiana welcome station on the way into the state if coming by car and ask for any discounts they currently offer. Coupon could save you $3-$5 per person!

Thank jwhite1266
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been to larger aquariums but I particularly liked the layout of this one. They also include one free movie with the visit. I got to feed the birds. Small food quart. When you get there (with kids) make sure you immediately purchase the band...More

Thank Michele T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice exhibits though the aquarium and whats on display is a little lacking. You can easily see everything and finish a couple hours. The theater is nice. I would gauge places like this by what they charge compared to other similar places. In doing that...More

Thank bnball
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice Aquarium for sure but can be crowded as those try and beat the heat inside. I recommend timing out feeding the Stingrays. You buy a wristband on the 2nd flood gift shop for 2 dollars and feed the Stingrays by hand. Kids loved it...More

Thank 341sean
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to escape when you need some air! Got to see staff members taking care of the fish, snakes, etc. Nothing especially exciting but it's a typical aquarium.

Thank journeyjenn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the day at the aquarium with 4 adults and 3 kids ranging in age from 5-11 everyone was so nice and knowledgeable. We will be going back!

Thank Schandler77
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16 June 2017|
Response from patriciapL6130RK | Reviewed this property |
there is a river cruise that leaves from the vacinity of the aquarium. a short trolley ride will bring you to the French market. there are horse drawn carriage tours that leave from Jackson Sq and street performers in and... More
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10 June 2017|
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Response from Crystal I | Reviewed this property |
He would LOVE it!
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Response from Annie K | Property representative |
Guests with disabilities are permitted to bring service animals to all areas of Audubon facilities where guests are normally allowed—with the exception of Watoto Walk (contact yard) and Audubon Aviary at the Zoo and Parakeet... More