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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
Central Business District
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+1 800-774-7394
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Over priced! Visiting New Orleans from Florida. I was very disappointed. Not many exhibits. The shark tank seemed to be unkept, looked like there was a dead shark, mentioned it to an employee and she seemed to care less about my concern. Several smaller aquariums...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband, our 6 y/o son, and I visited the Audubon Aquarium on our quick stop in New Orleans. The aquarium was easy to navigate, clean, and educational! We loved the “extra” experiences with some animals; like the birds, penguin feeding, the otter training, and...More

Thank Dezna N
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Annie K, Manager at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Dezna N - Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In other cities (I think Baltimore is an example) a vast aquarium as well stocked, well designed as this one would be THE main tourist attraction, but in New Orleans, it is just another very fine, remarkable place to visit and an unexpected bonus attraction...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I went on July 7, 2018. We found the exhibits were not properly maintained. We saw what appeared to be a dead shark, lying in the main tank, We stood there for about 15 mins and the shark didn't budge. We saw...More

Thank Leonie M
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Annie K, Manager at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Leonie M - Thank you for your observations related to our habitats and our residents. We take our guests’ comments related to our animals’ care very seriously, because our animals’ care and welfare is our #1 priority. We apologize for any inconvenience during your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit. You always see something different. I say it’s like a form of therapy getting to watch the fish. The kids had a great time & also learned some things. We loved getting to pet the stingrays. We will...More

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

Hi dorothy822002 - Thank you so much for your feedback!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip to New Orleans fell over the July 4th holiday, and I trusted my siblings who recommended this attraction. I did get a discount for a family of five through an employer benefit, but the surcharges ate up most of the savings. At least...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time visiting this aquarium in 20 years. Though there have been several upgrades and renovations during that time, it still needs a little TLC. Our favorite exhibit was the penguin exhibit! We wish there had been much much more to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is very well done. It is Interactive and very informative. I highly recommend a visit to this attraction.

Thank Terri M
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Hi Terri M - Thank you for your feedback!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took our three-year-old daughter to the aquarium this year and while it was a very nice aquarium, we did find it rather small especially for the price you end up paying. We were able to go through the whole thing in...More

Thank Propgirl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After we went to the zoo we visited the aquarium. I’ve been many times but it was my friends 1st time and we all enjoyed it even though we got there an hour before it closed. We were still able to see everything in 1...More

Thank Rochele E
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renee1210
12 July 2018|
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Hi Renee1210 - We will be open on those dates.
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Krack639
4 August 2017|
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Response from Annie K | Property representative |
Hi! Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is closed on December 25, but open 23, 24, 26, 27, 28 and 29.
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