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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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10:00 - 17:00
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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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Nice aquarium

We went just as a long the way to Alabama and the parking was horrible and the road construction was the worst. Once you got past all that the aquarium was a nice break from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went just as a long the way to Alabama and the parking was horrible and the road construction was the worst. Once you got past all that the aquarium was a nice break from the drive. The kids loved it!

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Claremont, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed learning about local, as well as oceanic, species. Plan on a half-day. This aquarium is not one of the larger ones in the U.S. but is interesting for its uniqueness. Better to eat at some other place than in the facility, as choices are limited.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love aquariums and this one did not disappoint. There is an interesting variety. From 3-4 types of jelly fish to 3-4 types of seahorses and a number of more common exhibits, the place is plenty entertaining. A nice blend of common and rare. The second floor has a children's room. It was fairly full when I looked in and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I must preface this review with the fact that I visited the Atlanta Aquarium in November which is Excellent. So I was comparing the two the whole time. However the New Orleans Aquarium is a nice place to visit, especially with small children or if you are a couple. I went alone and enjoyed being able to enjoy watching the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pretty good aquarium the free Imax to see a short film along with entrance into the aquarium was a nice feature.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love aquariums, I was a volunteer diver at one. This aquarium was wonderful. The exhibits were well organized, a lot of easy to understand about the animals was at our fingertips, the animals are obviously well cared for, and the aquarium was a good size. It was small enough to keep your attention for the entire time, and it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we enjoyed the aquarium, although it seemed small and didn't have as much to see as some of those we've been to in other large cities

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Because of the close by from the Mississippi, the bay of Mexico and South America this aquarium has some other species than other aquariums, for exempal the white crocodile.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are staying in the Central Business District, it is only a short distance from your hotel. Perfect for couples and families, the facility is well kept and the 3D movie in the Galapagos Islands was amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Audubon Aquarium is great. Located right on the Mississippi. The fish are amazing and there's a huge variety of water creatures. Be sure to buy the Audubon Experience ticket which includes the Zoo, Insectarium and IMAX theater.

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