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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas


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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 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-as coordinator of the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program, we prepare many of them for release to the wild.


Amber Hays

Thursday, July 26, 2018
My two year old daughter and I came here about a month ago and we absolutely loved it. She in particular loved the giant turtle. It was very clean and fun. I loved the play area for the kids. She had a great time just jumping and running around. I applaud whoever came up with that concept. The only thing that I found difficult was there being two floors. My daughter does not like elevators and we had to ride it because I had a stroller with us. In the end she got on because I promised her the mermaid she had spotted in the gift shop on the way in.

jonquil gatlin

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
Beautiful... Just beautiful. The cool zoo was also amazing.. My family and I had a great time. We visited the gift shop on the way out and picked up a πŸ‘• and also a pearl necklace as a keepsake for my niece.. The gift shop has really nice items to purchase

Surendra Adhikari

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
This place is perfect to visit. I love to be in this place. I have lots of memory with this place. I went there in August 2016 when I was coming back from Miami. Me and my friend visited this place. This place is really big. This aquarium have many spices of water animal. I got chance to see many water animals which were new to me. It is little expensive but your money counts in this place. Believe me that you won’t regret being to this place. It is located near downtown of New Orleans. This place have good atmosphere around. Visit this place and I guarantee you that you will really enjoy that moment 😊

Christina Morgan

Sunday, July 29, 2018
So much to see and do! As with any aquarium or museum, you can expect to spend a good bit of money. It's fairly expensive, but they have so much to maintain. The variety of marine life was impressive. We saw and learned about so many things. Our group had all of the major age groups represented, and not a single one of us was bored or unimpressed. There was a children's play area that was an unexpected surprise, and gave our kids a chance to play while the grown-ups got to sit and relax a bit. The whole facility was well maintained, perfectly air-conditioned (we all know that matters in the summer!), and a wonderful fun and educational experience. We could not have asked for more!

Laura Beasley

Saturday, June 23, 2018
This is a must stop on your visit to New Orleans! We walked through at our own pace , and we were able to enjoy all the exhibits. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The animals are beautiful! There are 2 gift shops, one on each floor. On the second floor, there's a food court. Just don't expect straws! (Dangerous if the animals were to get them. ) There's a small aviary too!

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