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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Dive into an underwater world just steps from the French Quarter

$31.28 Day Tour

About This Experience

Recognized as one of the leading aquariums in the United States and located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter, the 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 otters 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 too!

Please meet at the ticket counter at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, located at #1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 to exchange your voucher for your admission ticket. No exchanges or refunds

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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. With the purchase of an Aquarium ticket, receive access to one 20 minute nature documentary at the Entergy Giant Screen Theater in the same building. These shows are offered as a first come, first availability option on the same day as the Aquarium visit. The Aquarium is closed Mondays except March 6 - September 4 and November 20.

Please note that per the Audubon Institute's policy, these tickets hold no cash value, are not valid for exchanges or refunds, and are not valid for Scales & Ales or any special admission events at any Audubon facility.

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It's true that this aquarium isn't as big as the ones in Chicago or San Francisco...it's in New Orleans, people. Chicago is the 3rd largest city in the US, and SF is the 13th. New Orleans is #50. Having said that, I was surprised at how good this aquarium was. Our toddler loved it.

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Pricey for what you get. The aquarium itself is rather small, it seemed like there should have been more. The large tank with the sharks, sea turtle and large fish is pretty cool. Just make sure you take your time at all the smaller tanks so you see the whole place in an hour!

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Not as big as I remember! My son enjoyed the otter, penguin and Louisiana exhibits. We went on Labor Day and I thought it would be more crowded, but it wasn't. We ended up stopping mid-way through for lunch at the Aqua grill: the chicken tenders were pretty bland but the shrimp po-boy was good.

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A small aquarium, lots of cool exhibits. Getting there in a wheelchair is not easy, since you have to go over several railroad tracks and then uphill. Once inside, everything gets easier. Plenty of room to maneuver and lots of cool exhibits.

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I loved it. It was a great activity for a rainy day! The exhibits were beautiful and they had a ton of different fish. We especially enjoyed the penguins, jellyfish, otters, and the sting ray touch pool! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a fun day in New Orleans, especially if you have kids with you!

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Of all the Audubon attractions, the aquarium is by far my favorite. Partly because it manages to instantly transport you to another world, an underwater magicland full of wonder and excitement. Also, the Aquarium does a fantastic job of continually updating their exhibits, always bringing in something new and awe-inspiring. Case in point: the new Mayan exhibit. We recently traveled to that part of the world and I was surprised by how Audubon managed to capture the culture and spirit of the Mayan people while utilizing the existing space that they already had set up. The little kid in me wants to give it 10 stars, just for the way it makes me feel inside. Then the adult in me remembers this place can get crazy crowded during tourist seasons, especially if the weather is less than ideal. Also, the food court offers a very limited, unimaginative and highly overpriced selection. So plan your trip accordingly and enjoy the day.