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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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Central Business District
Features Animals
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Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
Phone Number:
+1 800-774-7394
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Family friendly venue but staff needs to communicate better

Taking care of our 5 year old grandson for a weekend holiday brought us to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. We were able to snag some reduced-price combo tickets online for... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Taking care of our 5 year old grandson for a weekend holiday brought us to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. We were able to snag some reduced-price combo tickets online for both the aquarium and zoo. Our first interesting encounter was at the entrance where we learned our on-line vouchers could not be honored until we had exchanged them... More 

Thank Thumper74
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not a large Aquarium compared to many others but very well done. Exhibits are first class all the way. The flow is great. The IMAX is attached and of course offers a magical experience. The only issue I have with the IMAX is the stairs are very steep so watch older people or kids.

Thank jb0les
Little Rock, Arkansas
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511 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We bought the Audubon experience pass which included the Aquarium. We went right when they opened and a rather long line was already formed. Because we already had our tickets (we bought them at the zoo), we were able to walk right in. Very neat exhibits. My son loved feeding the stingrays - if you want to do this, check... More 

Thank WBJM2009
Horsham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent an afternoon in the aquarium, it was good value for money and we saw some amazing fish. There were also good exhibits for children to try things for themselves.

Thank gfrenc8106
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a fun place for people of all ages. We had quite a few school groups touring while we were there on a Tuesday. We walked around the place a couple times and ate lunch there. We enjoyed just sitting and watching the huge aquarium with the various sharks and large sea turtle. We also got to feed the... More 

Thank Road T
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed my time here. I've been to tons of aquariums and this one is mid-size, with some attractive displays... though none overly memorable. Be sure to check out penguins, white gator, and rain forest exhibit. Next door 3D theater (Entergy) and insectarium also worthwhile. Buy tix online for cheaper, especially with occasional Groupon sales. Also check out Tues specials for... More 

Thank Ceecee C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a well laid out aquarium with species of all kinds, both fresh water and salt water. There were lots of places for everyone to see what was going on in the tanks. There was even a park-like area for children to enjoy and for parents to take great photo ops. Speaking of the children, I highly recommend those... More 

Thank Autumn H
Terre Haute, Indiana
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came to New Orleans for a couples week for Christmas Vacation. We found the aquarium while exploring and set aside an afternoon to visit while we were there. Even with a hude field trip of elementary school students it was a great place to visit and explore.

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Orlando, Florida
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This aquarium is small but it's still pretty fun! My fiance and I had fun, the staff was super nice! The facility is clean, & the animals are well taken care of. Deff worth checking out if you got time.

Thank chris g
Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My two kids and I visited the aquarium because they had never been. It was almost just like I remember it with a few upgrades. They enjoyed touching the sting rays and seeing all of the animals. There are a few touch screens which gives you more information on the species or type of animal/mammal it is. Very informative. They... More 

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