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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

#33 of 359 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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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

such a nice place to be close to nature, fish, eels and sharks and not worry about being eaten... beautiful fish, lovely place. really really enjoyed walking through.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Little pricy at $30 for adults but got coupons at hotel in travel guide book but really it is well worth the $ to visit this place. Fantastic aquarium with gift shop and displays. It made you feel relaxed and was a welcome adventure from...More

Thank Barb B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had to get some relief from the hot and humid weather in New Orleans so visited the aquarium. My 2 teens enjoyed it even if it was a crowded Saturday. I especially liked the 3 D movie you can watch that's included with your admission....More

Thank Elle R
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Audubon Aquarium is one of three animal attractions in the New Orleans area and my least favorite of the three. The main problem with this attraction is the size. There just aren't enough exhibits to justify the price of admission. It was a pretty...More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family loved the aquarium! I went with my husband and sons (8 & 14 y/o). We were able to pet the stingrays, watch the otters play, feed the birds, watch the penguins feed, and see a Gulf presentation. Everyone was entertained & had a...More

Thank Carrie921
Reviewed 3 days ago

The aquarium does a good job of helping move people from one exhibit to the next. Although a bit small, it is a perfect way to get out of the hot sun on a summer day and take a look at that marine life.

Thank nunezp88
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went for the afternoon and had a wonderful time! I think all ages would enjoy this. It was very clean and well kept. One of the highlights for me was feeding the Parakeets!

Thank tracy6964
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here on our first full day in NOLA and my daughter (age 5) loved it. It's not a huge aquarium, so it won't eat up all your time to go through it. We got there right after opening and it took us to...More

Thank vampycat74
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped into New Orleans for a short 24 hours stay with no plans at all. This Aquarium here was very nice and we had a very good time. It was a but crowded in places where the flow of people was inconsistent. But it...More

Thank BJW333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the aquarium. I loved the rainforest part, as well as the penguins. I loved seeing the Arapaima. That was pretty cool. It was raining when we went into the budgie part so we were the only ones there I just thought that...More

Thank WinterBenson
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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
Leah B
10 June 2017|
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Response from Crystal I | Reviewed this property |
He would LOVE it!
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Response from Annie K | Property representative |
Guests with disabilities are permitted to bring service animals to all areas of Audubon facilities where guests are normally allowed—with the exception of Watoto Walk (contact yard) and Audubon Aviary at the Zoo and Parakeet... More