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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
1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
Central Business District
+1 800-774-7394
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Reviewed yesterday

This aquarium has a lot of marine life and makes for a great indoor activity. They have a touching pond as well as shows about some of the animals.

Thank Whitney J
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed the aquarium, gift shop & 3-D educational movie. They even had an awesome rain forest, inside of the aquarium. Patti & Anthony (New Jersey)

Thank pattibonczkowski
Reviewed 5 days ago

The aquarium was very interesting and exciting. Great for all ages, and staff is very helpful with questions.

Thank Ken'Nadi B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Audubon Aquarium was a fun respite from a rainy Sunday in New Orleans. It's family friendly but a tad pricey in my opinion. The best part of the visit was a short movie theater experience that came free with admission - great documentary film...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to bring your family plenty of things to do for children of all ages. Even adults. Lots of information and interactive activities.

Thank Zack B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic aquarium with lots to see and do. There are fish of every size. Huge sharks. A beautiful rain forest. We watched a guy give a very interesting talk about the region's marine life. There was also cool Mayan exhibit with colorful...More

Thank lvsutton
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Aquarium is awesome. Seahorses, sharks, Moray eels and penguins and otters. It was nice and cool also. Four adults 50+ stayed in there about 3 hours

Thank Glothia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarum did not meet my expectations, but perhaps mine were a bit too high. I did not find the displays particularly exciting and the aquarium was much smaller than I expected. Maybe great for kids but I expected more based on the hype. I...More

Thank HotFootedFoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of Audubon institutions and they all offer state of art educational attractions. It specializes in aquatic life of the Americas. Caribbean reef exhibit seems very popular with kids since it is a tunnel. Mississippi River gallery features local fish and alligators. Amazon...More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is wonderful so many cool things to see..nice relaxing couple hours out of the heat. The place is huge..a must see

Thank Terry C
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other
parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title
might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
away from the Central Business District. The CBD
offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be
touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
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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.
16 June 2017|
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