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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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Address: 1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: +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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Pleasant Time Had by the Whole Family

We visited over Thanksgiving 2016 with our three kids ages 22, 20 and 16. They are a fairly tough group to please, but the Aquarium brought all five of us joy. We laughed at the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Clovis, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice aquarium. The seahorse area is top-notch. Very kid friendly. The outdoor aviary filled with parakeets was a nice additon.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My 10 year old son and I visit different aquariums in different cities in the US when we travel. This aquarium is by far the best aquarium we have ever visited. We visit it every time we take a trip to New Orleans. There is so much to see and do, you could spend an entire afternoon there. Our favorite... More 

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Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were disappointed in the New Orleans Aquarium. We were there on 11/27/16. We went on a SUNDAY as they advertised being CLOSED on MONDAY (guess what....we walked by on MONDAY and they were opened and there was no lines!). Way too many screaming kids and you could not get close to most of the exhibits. We thought being close... More 

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Cedar City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here with the family. We had tons of fun. Great exhibits and the parakeet interaction area was a lot of fun. They warn you ahead of time but you need to know these birds will be all over you. I had them crawling in my pockets. Landing on my head. All over me. The kids thought it was hilarious.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited over Thanksgiving 2016 with our three kids ages 22, 20 and 16. They are a fairly tough group to please, but the Aquarium brought all five of us joy. We laughed at the faces we made in the kids area where you can put your head up in an aquarium giving the impression you are in it. We... More 

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North Port, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Of all the Acquarium we have visited we were least impressed . Some else my really enjoy it but we were determined to see it so lesson learned.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was boring and not as exciting as they made it out to be. It was okay for something to do but nothing adventurous.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As beeing the number 1 attraction in New Orleans, we expected it to be something extra good. It is not at the level of the great Aquarium in Chicago and San Diego. It was very crowded but we enjoyed some of the exhibitions. the kids liked the birds feeding part although in our eyes it was disappointing. If yo also... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd like to think I'm a connoisseur of aquariums. This was advertised as one of the best. I'd say this was a bit on the smaller side, despite the large building. It was nice and had good fish, but don't expect to spend more than 45min to an hour, and I read everything!

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Savannah, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fun,educational and infotmative aquarium with a huge variety of aqua cultures to observe. I gave it 4 out of 5 based upon that it is not very handicap functional. Very few elevators and they are located in peculiar, hard to find locations. Make sure to go to the 3d movies. These are so well done in an... More 

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