We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: 1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number:
+1 800-774-7394
Website
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 23.64*
and up
Audubon Nature Institute Museums Admission
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,196 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 889
    Excellent
  • 748
    Very good
  • 357
    Average
  • 50
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Nice aquarium

We went just as a long the way to Alabama and the parking was horrible and the road construction was the worst. Once you got past all that the aquarium was a nice break from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
beckynmorrison
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

2,196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,056: English reviews
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome visit! Enjoyed the difference areas, with different animals. Impressive arrangement of birds,fish, turtle's and all types of water animals. One of the best aquariums I've been to.

Helpful?
Thank Colleen M
Kure Beach, North Carolina
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This aquarium is not as good as many of the other aquariums I've visited. It definitely is not worth the $26 admission fee. With only one way in and out, you have to backtrack in your walking. The exhibits do not flow from one to another,

Helpful?
Thank Cathyno3
Mountainair, New Mexico
Level Contributor
31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you never have been to an aquarium, you might want to go here, but I found the experience to be a complete disappointment. I've been to the Monterrey and Long Beach Calif, aquariums, as well as one in La Rochelle France, and this Audubon facility does not compare. The signage was poor, and displays not very realistic. The submerged... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bob G
Level Contributor
28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went just as a long the way to Alabama and the parking was horrible and the road construction was the worst. Once you got past all that the aquarium was a nice break from the drive. The kids loved it!

Helpful?
Thank beckynmorrison
Claremont, California, United States
Level Contributor
45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed learning about local, as well as oceanic, species. Plan on a half-day. This aquarium is not one of the larger ones in the U.S. but is interesting for its uniqueness. Better to eat at some other place than in the facility, as choices are limited.

Helpful?
Thank Bob K
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Level Contributor
101 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love aquariums and this one did not disappoint. There is an interesting variety. From 3-4 types of jelly fish to 3-4 types of seahorses and a number of more common exhibits, the place is plenty entertaining. A nice blend of common and rare. The second floor has a children's room. It was fairly full when I looked in and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Experience78
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I must preface this review with the fact that I visited the Atlanta Aquarium in November which is Excellent. So I was comparing the two the whole time. However the New Orleans Aquarium is a nice place to visit, especially with small children or if you are a couple. I went alone and enjoyed being able to enjoy watching the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sageycakes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pretty good aquarium the free Imax to see a short film along with entrance into the aquarium was a nice feature.

Helpful?
Thank emmajchrzak
Somerset, New Jersey
Level Contributor
104 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love aquariums, I was a volunteer diver at one. This aquarium was wonderful. The exhibits were well organized, a lot of easy to understand about the animals was at our fingertips, the animals are obviously well cared for, and the aquarium was a good size. It was small enough to keep your attention for the entire time, and it... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pat S
Bucks County, PA
Level Contributor
54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we enjoyed the aquarium, although it seemed small and didn't have as much to see as some of those we've been to in other large cities

Helpful?
Thank bucksbabe1720

Travellers who viewed Audubon Aquarium of the Americas also viewed

 

Been to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and other visitors
19 questions
Ask a question
6 months ago
8 days ago
6 months ago

See all questions (19)

Questions? Get answers from Audubon Aquarium of the Americas staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighbourhood Profile
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
Explore this neighbourhood