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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 good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
Central Business District
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I recommend getting the Audubon pass. Pass gets you in the aquarium, insectarium, Audubon movies, and zoo as much as you want. After about 5 days already had moneys worth out of it because the kids wanted to go back to them all! One of...More

Thank Bradley M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

2 adults and 2 teens enjoyed an afternoon at the aquarium. Good layout. Best to see were penguins and otters. We liked that it included a movie at the large theatre. We also had some pizza while we were there.

Thank CarolynGee
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a fun place to walk and view so many different species of sharks and fish along with some penguins. I think it's a must see if you're ini New Orleans.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A white alligator! Frogs, sharks, and jelly fish. Mayan and rain forest adventures. A little smaller then ours at home.

Thank Jamie W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The aquarium was an amazing time and had a lot of interesting animals and we learned a lot about the ecosystem and environment of southern Louisiana. The white alligator alone was probably worth the money to see honestly. The tickets also included a free movie...More

Thank Awkings
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Reviewed 1 week ago

"You've got a nice body of water there, it'd be a shame if anything happened to it...." says the oil companies that donate millions of dollars to and sponsor exhibits at the Audubon Aquarium. Since there was a nominal display on the problems of plastics...More

Thank Joyce G
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Annie K, Employee at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Joyce, oil companies have a bad rap, no doubt about it. Our partnership with oil companies does two things: 1) provides needed operational and conservation funds that supplement our revenue allowing us to do more for our animals, reach out to our community as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for my birthday and had an amazing time! Those penguins stole the show. The Facility was clean and the animals looked happy!

Thank hstclair20
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very pleasant time in the aquarium. Price was good - $58 for 2 adults. Be prepared, there were quite a few youth groups running around. They were respectful and weren't out of hand. There were lots of interactivities to do. Staff seemed very...More

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour of the AUDUBON AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS began with a very good 3-D movie about prehistoric mammals and what might have happened to cause their extinction. The rest of the Aquarium was good but not great...Not as good as Boston''s with it's 5...More

Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a pretty wonderful aquarium and I am close to giving it 5 stsrs. Lots to see and do and exhibits are excellent but the coverage feels shallow and left me wanting more from them...a lot more...so I only gave them four staes.

Thank Jay F
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Krack639
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.
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JohnDavid-58
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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
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