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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

#33 of 352 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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  • Average17%
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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

Went to kill time waiting on hotel room. It was small , over priced and really nothing to look at.....

Thank bevmik
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although we are from Atlanta (the Georgia Aquarium is the 2nd largest in the world), we enjoyed the Aquarium. The have some unique exhibits and the parakeets are really neat.

Thank rprr02
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was there before Katrina and enjoyed it but this time it was too busy, too many kids, and I did not like the remodel, would recommend spending money elsewhere.

Thank sundancegroup
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The aquarium in Monroe is an institution, when you go there, you know you're in for a good time! Bring the family, and be sure to bring the kids, they'll love it!!!

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice wide walkways, family and stroller friendly, the exhibits were beautiful and very informative. Plenty of places to sit and watch the beauty of these amazing creatures.

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 5 days ago

My adult family members & I visited the Aquarium on a weekday afternoon in June. The entry fees are extreme, even with a senior discount, for the limited number & size of interior display areas. There seems to have been far more attention paid by...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the last thing we visited on our trip to New Orleans and we were not disappointed! It was a very nice Aquarium with lots to see. Great for kids and families.

Thank Donna O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Aquarium is really nice however it's not a good value. It's expensive and you can get thru it in about an hour and a half or two max. The kids love it because you can get close to the tanks and get a good...More

Thank Pamp03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to this aquarium expecting nothing but the best, but this aquarium is overpriced and it is rather small. You pay a lot of money when you can see everything in less than an hour. They only give you the option to watch one...More

Thank SebastianOrdonez
Annie K, Employee at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sebastian, Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience during your trip to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fairly small aquarium, and although kind of interesting, very overpriced for an underwhelming experience. We arrived on a Thursday morning around 11am and thought we would be able to spend all afternoon there. Unfortunately, even after taking our time at each exhibit,...More

Thank Denise C
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Hey Angie, Thank you for your terrific review. It was totally awesome and provided a lot of information for our family to decide what we wanted to do. Your pics were also very helpful and you look very happy there. I do have a question though, do you have any info on pre-teen activities?
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
Is the aquarium a good place to take an active 3 1/2 year old boy? Or is he a bit too young? Is it too crazy in there for him to not ride in a stroller?
10 June 2017|
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Response from Crystal I | Reviewed this property |
He would LOVE it!
Are small dogs in bags allowed in the Aquarium?
18 May 2017|
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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