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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

#35 of 364 things to do in New Orleans Features Animals
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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  • Average17%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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 today

Wasn't as large as I expected it to be. What is handicap accessible which was nice and have an elevator. Did the City pass for New Orleans

Thank Tammy F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Decent size aquarium with a focus on the mighty Mississippi, bayous, and the Gulf of Mexico. Otters, sharks, sea horses, and jellyfish were our favorites. Without a crowd we easily traversed the entire exhibit in just a couple of hours.

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a somewhat iffy day weatherwise coincide with our planned visit to the aquarium. We took the Riverline streetcar from our apartment down to the location. We were lucky and got there just in time to see the Katrina movie in their theater, which...More

Thank kgilbert78
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a bit pricey, but if you buy it and the zoo it's a better deal. TIP: Go to the theater to buy tickets to avoid the long lines. Nice aquarium, with cool exhibits.

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're an aquarium enthusiast don't expect this to be the best aquarium you've been to. It's a nice place and I'm glad to have visited but it's nothing compared to many other American aquariums. I would recommend this mostly for younger children, as there...More

Thank micahthemariner
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very glad we stopped and visited the Aquarium. The penguin and manta ray feeding is great to watch for "children of all ages" :) The aquarium staff and volunteers were upbeat, friendly and helpful. We definitely recommend, and it was an easy walk from where...More

Thank dktraveler17
Reviewed 5 days ago

This above average aquarium was a delight to visit. We try to visit museums, art galleries, and aquariums during our travels. The beer and popcorn during the movie was a treat.

Thank Dwight D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here several years ago with my mom. It has amazing animals for the kids to see. It also has a bird sanctuary where you can feed birds. I recommend anyone going to New Orleans with family to visit the aquarium. It is also near...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was on my list of things to do but I would not do it again. Great for kids but the exhibits are limited, not much variety, and we found it poor for the money. Movies in their theatre were good

Thank _lizziebhudson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got our ticket as part of a deal with the butterfly garden and insectarium which also includes admission to the theatre. Wide range of animals to see here..lots of fish, sharks, jelly fish and penguins and more. We got to pet the sting rays too....More

Thank BethRC
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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