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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Great Time! Loved the Empoloyees

We took our 5 year old here on a day trip, and we were pleasantly surprised at how nice all the employees were. The food is overpriced, but we were starving. The tickets seemed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took our 5 year old here on a day trip, and we were pleasantly surprised at how nice all the employees were. The food is overpriced, but we were starving. The tickets seemed high as well. The gift shop had a lot to offer but the prices were high in there as well. The interpreters were amazing.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The aquarium was a lot smaller than I remembered it being, and there seemed to be fewer exhibits than there used to be. Also, the place looked and felt a bit dirty and run down. Granted, if you have kids, they'll still love it and will think it's huge and magnificent. So, the kids will like it but you'll be... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was crowded and took awhile to get inside. We did go on a Sunday though at peak hours. The animal aquariums and atriums were a little too small it seemed and there were not very many exhibits. The special albino kind of alligator was a highlight. There were small sections for frogs, otters, seahorses and even a cage with... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice in the center of the French Quarter. Spend the day here to be able to read about everything they offer.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I took our almost-two-year-old here for the afternoon and we all enjoyed it! It's nice to be inside out of the heat, and the exhibits are varied and really great. Almost everything is accessible at eye-level for young ones, too, so that's a major plus for us. On the second floor, there is a cool little play... More 

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Stony Brook, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Audubon Aquarium is an average commercial aquarium that has the usual displays (shark and ray tank, a few reef tanks, African penguins, jellyfish, etc.) with an emphasis on local fish and environments that I think could have used more displays on those than they had. Every commercial aquarium in the country has what I labeled as the “usual displays.”... More 

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was quite crowded, but it is an enjoyable place for any age! The shows are great if you are able to plan them out. There is a lot to see!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are walking the French Quarter, you need a bathroom. These are sparkling, air conditioned, wonderful.

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Waretown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the aquarium for an afternoon and enjoyed the exhibits. There were a lot of school groups there but it wasn't so crowded that you couldn't enjoy the aquarium.

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Dongducheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium has some nice installations and offers a variety of exhibits particularly good for young children. It was very crowded, though.

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