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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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Address: 1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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+1 800-774-7394
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter Audubon...

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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Good and small aquarium with lots of interesting information and a 3d move included in the ticket price. We enjoyed our time, was not too crowded. Only complaint is, as another... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good and small aquarium with lots of interesting information and a 3d move included in the ticket price. We enjoyed our time, was not too crowded. Only complaint is, as another comment mentioned, there seems to be a disconnect from environmental responsibility. There is no mention of climate change and after the otter show, where they encouraged us to recycle... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The exhibits are wonderful with displays from local and Gulf fish. You'll need about one hour, possibly a little more to walk through.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a few hours at this aquarium and would definitely recommend it as a must do in New Orleans. Being from Boston, we appreciate the flow of an aquarium and this one is such that I can't imagine you'd have crowd control problems. Our two favorite attractions were the gigantic shark tank (!!!) and the option to feed the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to seaworld so this is just a tiny Aquarium, but if you have Kids ist worth a visit. Not cheap because i have paid 120 USD for 4 persons incl. 2 Kids, but ok.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed this aquarium as it also emphasized Gulf fish which I knew little about. They had mostly American fish but did a good job at it.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although is not the biggest aquarium I've visited, it has two of the most interesting animals I've seen: an albino Chinese turtle and an albino crocodile! It has different sections, you can see various animals from everywhere and the cinema is great! If you happen to catch up the time when they feed the penguins is a great opportunity to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice break from walking/shopping/eating. Very education oriented aquarium and you get a 3d movie included in the ticket price.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Need I say more? This is a wonderful aquarium with a variety of animals so that everyone will find one to remember. The parakeets in their space landed on you whether you had a seed stick or not. The penguins joyfully swam in their enclosure. We loved the 3D movie of the Galapagos. Make sure you get a coupon online... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved every part of this aquarium, though the Amazon Rainforest took top marks. The Great Maya Reef exhibit was also outstanding. Lots to see and do for people of all ages.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were happy for half off tickets due to Mardi Gras season. Facility seemed dated and shabby. But was really stunned that the narrative about the Gulf of Mexico, prominently sponsored by big oil, touts only the benefit of oil rigs to the Louisiana reef with nary a mention of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. And the otherwise terrific film about... More 

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