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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 yesterday via mobile

This aquarium took an hour and a half tops to complete going at a snails pace. And compared to a lot of other big city aquarium this place is pitiful. Nothing was particularly noteworthy; just needs something else like perhaps a playground for the children?...More

Thank Welovejesus247
Reviewed 4 days ago

this is aquarium is well laid out and you will enjoy every bit of it from the fish to the snake to the parrots

Thank dmp552016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time walking around, beautiful displays and great balance of information and animals. Loved the Amazon section, and we got a movie with the price of our tickets to the aquarium. Check into cheaper parking, the aquarium will validate, we paid $8 in...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our afternoon here. The otters were fun to watch, great jellyfish and seahorse displays, and of course the big tanks with sharks and the sea turtle were very nice. Should come here if you have kids for sure - and even if...More

Thank jenmc74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a smaller aquarium but offers all you need as part of your vacation. I would recommend buying the combo pass with the zoo, the value is worth it. Also you can feed parakeets and your kids will love it.

Thank Josh3113
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the main part of our brief visit to New Orleans, There is a good assortment of attractions within this one venue. The large saltwater tanks are always our favorites. We went on a Saturday and it was not too crowded.

Thank a39350
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location along the river makes this a nice morning/day visit. The displays are very nice....should be a stop if you have kids.

Thank hydroarp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love an aquarium - being from Florida, our in-state vacations consist of snorkeling and getting out into the ocean. We decided to stop here as a little break from the all the carousing New Orleans is famous for and we had a great time....More

Thank Beverly B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to this aquarium. Ticket also included a 3D movie. Especially enjoyed the parakeet area, seahorses, and jellies.

Thank blondie16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the largest aquarium but one with lots to see. Really enjoyed the displays and the variety of fish. A little pricey compared to others we have visited across the country but still a good activity.

Thank billandwendy
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other
parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title
might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
away from the Central Business District. The CBD
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