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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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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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  • Average17%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 4 days ago

Very bad layout to the aquarium. It was very hard to move around, and since strollers are allowed it was almost impossible to see the exhibits. Too expensive for the little amount of exhibits in the aquarium.More

Thank Madeline Z
Annie K, Employee at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Madeline, Taking a family to the aquarium can be fun and a great way to create family memories. It can also be an investment. For Audubon Aquarium of the Americas maintaining nearly 10,000 animals representing over 500 species in nearly 1 million gallons of...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in to the Aquarium and recommend a visit. Well laid out, great for kids and a good way to spend a few hours.

Thank Bumble37
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love visiting aquariums and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas didn't disappoint. The price was a little higher than I expected ($29.95) but it was still a good overall value for the amount of time I spent there and included a short IMAX movie....More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a great time here! Very much enjoyed checking out all the animals they had, as well as the movie about Hurricane Katrina. I learned so much about the history of the area as well as what happened at the time of the hurricane. It...More

Thank Deonna2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While this is the most expensive aquarium I have ever been to, it is not the nicest or biggest. But it is still worth a visit. My four-year-old son enjoyed the sea horses, sharks, jelly fish and other exhibits. There was a mermaid inside the...More

Thank Jasmin B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Feel like this is a bit small, but we purchased tickets bundled with zoo and insectarium, and it was a good price for the 3. The best part was the penguin exhibit!

Thank Kristi L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is awesome you walk through a tunnel of manta rays, blow fish, and see them being hand fed, they are beautiful but that’s just the beginning there’s otters an albino gator, sharks, different types of jellyfish, sea turtles and even a theater. This...More

Thank Nilsa G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium was charming, but the Backstage Penguin Pass was an unforgettable experience. We went as four adults and had a great time learning about the backstage preparation culminating in spending time with and hand feeding an African black-footed penguin. Book well in advance, since...More

Thank TZW
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited this aquarium. We were really looking forward to it. It was a little disappointing. It's pretty small and expensive. My wife said she thought you could see as many fish at Bass Pro Shop. I don't know about that but it was...More

Thank Silkey51
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take the kids. Lots of displays and tons of fish. Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, it is located at the end of Canal Street. Take the trolley, the kids will enjoy that ride also. Visit the parakeet exhibit on...More

Thank Bill H
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might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
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offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be
touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
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4 August 2017|
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Response from Annie K | Property representative |
Hi! Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is closed on December 25, but open 23, 24, 26, 27, 28 and 29.
15 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