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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
Central Business District
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+1 800-774-7394
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really don’t like giving poor reviews but this just isn’t worth the money as far as the aquarium only. Maybe if first time visit to an aquarium or for small children this might do. But if you have visited other aquariums this may be...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is a total, complete, utter waste of money. It's nothing more than an over-priced tourist trap. I recently visited the aquarium, a couple of weeks ago, and am still fuming about how much money I wasted. The exhibits were terrible, the place is...More

Thank J L
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Annie K, Manager at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi J L - Thank you for your feedback. 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...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been to the Audubon aquarium numerous times, but only because we have a membership that includes the zoo, aquarium and insectarium. It's small and expensive without a membership, but air conditioned- somedays that alone is worth the price of admission for a few hours...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on a Saturday afternoon. We knew that the Tall Ships were docked at NOLA, but we didn't pay to tour them. We could see them just fine from the Aquarium grounds. The Aquarium was crowded & there were a lot of kids,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. Not crowded in the afternoon; could do it all in 1.5 hours; friendly staff; loved the big tank. If you stand under it the stingray will come and play with you. I am not kidding. I had him laughing with big wide...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty, but very busy. Many creatures also didn't have adequate space for living. Especially, the penguins and otters. I was surprised that the Audobon zoo was so good about space but this wasn't. I'm hoping they expand it.More

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Annie K, Manager at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi - Thank you for your observations related to our habitats and our residents. We take our guests’ comments related to our animals’ care very seriously, because our animals’ care and welfare is our #1 priority. Every member of our exhibit, animal care, and animal...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If aquariums are of interest to you, don't miss this one! Most tourists think of jazz & the French Quarter when NOLA comes to mind, but this aquarium has so many displays of unususal sea animals. I loved the little sea horses & the beautiful...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New Orleans Aquarium was a great place on the Mississippi River to spend a relaxing day with family. I love the coral and various sea life. We also saw a movie in the theatre included in the price of admission.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place, I've seen larger aquariums with more extravagant exhibits but the price for the ticket is also appropriate for that. I spent a lovely few hours here and there's a nice selection of species to view. I have to say the...More

Thank Casey M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly an amazing experience. Im obsessed with penguins and this was just unreal. The guide (tom) was the nicest man and so knowledgeable. The penguin we met Dumpty was so gentle and friendly and we even got a painting! Would highly recommend this

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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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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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