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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
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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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"white alligator"
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"sea otters"
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"shark tank"
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"large tank"
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"nice exhibits"
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"great for kids"
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"kids and adults"
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"mississippi river"
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Reviewed yesterday

Not a spectacular aquarium but enjoyable. Was a day of torrential storms, thunderstorms, wind, and flooding. Great place to be at the time. Also, great views of the Mississippi while being dry. The movie theater for the facility is outside, but a short covered walk...More

Thank etvmd05
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I don’t usually like aquariums but this one was great to go around. The aquatic habitats are almost as good to look at as the fish themselves

Thank KayTank
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This Aquarium is really well done. There is something to see around every corner. The line moves quickly, so the wait isn't very long. TIP: Go Early and start up stairs. The school groups will be down stairs, so you can avoid the maddening crowd....More

Thank jeaniej2014
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I loved this Aquarium! It's clean, spacious and the employees are friendly. I was able to feed birds (1.50$ for a stick with food on it) and I watched the otters (Clara and Ruby) forever. It was quiet when I went, which meant I could...More

Thank wrestlingguru76
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A well organized and roomy aquarium with many interesting exhibits. The line outside may look imposing, but moves quickly. You can book both Audubon Aquarium and the Audubon Zoo in a package that saves a bit of money. Staff are friendly and helpful.

Thank William F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a mid day afternoon this place was crowded and noisy. the exhibits were mediocre at best. If you are going to see an aquarium Tampa FL and even Chattanooga Tenn have better displays. Most exhibits were difficult to see with the children climbing up...More

Thank Margaret A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Aquarium was our first stop in New Orleans. This is a very nice aquarium, and it's site on the river is fantastic. After visiting, stroll along the river all the way to Jackson Square.

Thank jmdaly44
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited aquariums all over the country, and this one is small but nicely done. An easy leisurely stroll through different exhibits, includes a children’s play area and touch pool. Stroller and wheelchair friendly. It was a little pricey but pretty much on par...More

Thank Becky T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my husband and 2 year old daughter, and we all had a good time! The aquarium had fresh water and salt water varieties along with several bird species.

Thank Cindy T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank You very much for the awesome work that you do at this aquarium. The exhibits were outstanding! Also, the staff is awesome! I dropped my credit card and the staff found it, saved it and returned it to me at the front desk when...More

Thank Jill D
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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
16 June 2017|
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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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