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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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Nice, albeit small, aquarium

This was a very nicely laid out aquarium. Lots to see and the seahorses were the icing on the cake! I think it's actually perfect for little ones since they can see it all w/o... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Millersville, tn
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice zoo, however very small compared to other zoos in South (Chattanooga, Atlanta). It's something to do inside to stay cool. They do offer 5.00 discount on parking, so check website to see which garage it applies to since there are multiple garages nearby. Also check on Audubon zoo or aquarium website for discount deals(you can get almost half off... More 

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Bethpage, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were told it was small and not worth the trip yet we loved it. Not crowded, lots of animals to see. Birds were fun as we were able to feed them.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a very nicely laid out aquarium. Lots to see and the seahorses were the icing on the cake! I think it's actually perfect for little ones since they can see it all w/o getting too tired out. A little pricey, but probably worth it if you see the movie (we didn't have time). I would definitely recommend it... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best aquariums you can visit. Two huge fish tanks, one you can walk through and the other a replica of a deep water well, sharks! The native penguin is on display as are sea otters. A lot of displays on the Mississippi and swamp life. You and your kids will enjoy it.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took 3 kids age 13 down to 7.they loved it. Its a nice set up and the different areas were done well. Its a bit pricey but the food court was cheap and good. Fun stuff for the 7 year old to mess with.loved the tunnel

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The aquarium is really worth visiting especially if it is rainy in the French Quarter. The only area that is of bother is all the school children they have about 10 schools every day visiting. I would suggest the best time to visit is on the weekends not as noisy other than that it is wonderful.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was on our bucket list to visit, glad we made the trek. Small(ish) aquarium but a very good variety of creatures, well maintained and organized. Lots of kids (last week of school) but we had a great time.

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Brenchley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Never mind that the aquarium was busy with excited children on school outings, we had a thoroughly good time looking at the beautifully presented and informative exhibits. Not only does the aquarium draw attention to the plight of animals and fish it explains the risk to the environment of our current neglect - a lesson for us oldies as well... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I love to go to the Aquarium when we are out of town. It was nice, but I feel like I've been to better aquariums. We bought the Audubon Experience package for $45 and that included admission to the aquarium, 3D movie, zoo, and the butterfly garden. Maybe we will enjoy the other attractions better! Also, the... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium was not as large as I anticipated, but very good all the same. The variety of animals was very good. Best part of the trip was getting to pet the stingrays! You could feed them too for a fee.

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