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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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  • 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 2 days ago

Spent hours at the aquarium. They have otters, penguins, a beautiful area with jellyfish, and alot more.

Thank xoangelfire
Reviewed 2 days ago

On a hot New Orleans morning, when we had enough sun for a while, we wandered through the aquarium and enjoyed the fish and the air conditioning. It has all the things you'd expect to see - sharks, sting rays, penguins, sea otters...and adorable strings...More

Thank bigdog1234
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place to visit especially if the weather outside is either too hot or it's raining. They have made some wonderful changes after hurricane Katrina. The addition of the parakeet area is a lot of fun, you can feed the birds. They...More

Thank dbmacgregor
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the best aquarium's I've been to yet. There is a lot to see and a lot to learn for all ages. This took us a few hours to go through, and we were genuinely bummed when it was over. The white...More

Thank Hannah H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This took us a few hours to go through. Interesting displays, and good value for money. Wide range of different fish, really enjoyed it and the air con always welcome!!

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy aquariums and this one is small but a gem. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and felt they offered a nice collection. Nice seahorse, penguin, otter exhibits along with much more. A good diversion in air-conditioning. Great mid-day escape.

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every city I visit, I make it a point to visit their aquarium. NOLA's aquarium, in my opinion, is definitely within the top 3 in the nation! I really liked the layout of the aquarium along with the selection they have. I'd definitely visit again!

Thank BZornes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so disappointed they got rid of their amazing jelly fish display they used to have. However there are still lots of neat fish to see and you can touch a sting ray. It's a fun activity and I recommend it.

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium was a nice place to visit. There were many exhibits to see and lots of area to explore. My only criticism is the price. At $30+/adult this is a very expensive exhibit. I've been to larger aquariums for less price. If you are...More

Thank PsychRN12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a top3 US aquarium. If you have been to Boston, Atlanta or Baltimore you will be disappointed. Floor plans was confusing. Not much variety in animals. An appropriate charge for this would be Max $22 so look for coupons or other deals.

Thank skdel
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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