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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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Central Business District
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Address: 1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: +1 800-774-7394
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 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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In the River Walk, along the Misissipi River. After running on the River Walk, you can see all attractions of Audubon Aquarium.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Cesar C
Sorocaba, SP
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Sorocaba, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the River Walk, along the Misissipi River. After running on the River Walk, you can see all attractions of Audubon Aquarium.

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Locust Hill, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What they had was reasonably well-executed. Just not enough room for a full-blown aquarium, and the other major adjacent landmarks were the still-recovering (??) Riverwalk, and the new (and obnoxious) Riverwalk Outlets. Ugh. Fun watching the penguins being fed (a little less narration, please?), the single (big!) sea otter sleeping, and playing with the parakeets upstairs.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This aquarium has a cheaper admission price than most, though it's not got the variety of say, Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. However the exhibits are interesting and broken down by habitat types, so you'll be able to see a great Gulf exhibit with various sea creatures. There's also some fun stuff with their rain forest area, both with a canopy... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice aquarium. The seahorse area is top-notch. Very kid friendly. The outdoor aviary filled with parakeets was a nice additon.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My 10 year old son and I visit different aquariums in different cities in the US when we travel. This aquarium is by far the best aquarium we have ever visited. We visit it every time we take a trip to New Orleans. There is so much to see and do, you could spend an entire afternoon there. Our favorite... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were disappointed in the New Orleans Aquarium. We were there on 11/27/16. We went on a SUNDAY as they advertised being CLOSED on MONDAY (guess what....we walked by on MONDAY and they were opened and there was no lines!). Way too many screaming kids and you could not get close to most of the exhibits. We thought being close... More 

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Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Came here with the family. We had tons of fun. Great exhibits and the parakeet interaction area was a lot of fun. They warn you ahead of time but you need to know these birds will be all over you. I had them crawling in my pockets. Landing on my head. All over me. The kids thought it was hilarious.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited over Thanksgiving 2016 with our three kids ages 22, 20 and 16. They are a fairly tough group to please, but the Aquarium brought all five of us joy. We laughed at the faces we made in the kids area where you can put your head up in an aquarium giving the impression you are in it. We... More 

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North Port, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all the Acquarium we have visited we were least impressed . Some else my really enjoy it but we were determined to see it so lesson learned.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was boring and not as exciting as they made it out to be. It was okay for something to do but nothing adventurous.


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