Audubon Aquarium of the Americas New Orleans
Where is it at?
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal Street
Tel: 504 581 4629
Where are we going today?
Here's a little quiz: Where do you think you can walk underneat hthe Caribbean Reef, explore the beauty of the Amazing Rainforest AND journey down that mighty Mississippi River, all in the one place?
Did you answer Audubon Aquarium of the Americas? If you did, then you'd be right!
This fun family aquarium in New Orleans is located on the Mississippi River, and lets you explore our fun underwater world!
The aquarium is FILLED with fun activities and attractions for those little ones, where you can explore the oceans of the entire world!
If you love those little penguins in their suits, then the Penguins Exhibit is where you should head! There are 35 penguins ready to entertain you, as they hop, swim and dive right in front of you! Don't miss the penguin feedings that occur twice a day - it's a great chance for kids to ask the keepers all about these mischievous creatures!
Why not visit the Amazon Rainforest during the dry season, where kids can climb into the Amazon "tree-top loop" and have a birds eye view of the entire rainforest! They can try and spot the many exotic species of fish, including the pacu fish, stingrays and those infamous piranhas!
Kids will love peering into that deep grotto, or they can explore underneath the Great Maya Reef, with an underwater city! Check out all of the mysterious ruins, which are surrounded by those exotic sea creatures. Don't forget to look out for that sunken treasure!
You can even take the plunge and take a dive into that Mayan culture! Pretty amazing!
For that underwater adventure in New Orleans (where you don't have to get wet!) just explore the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas! Make a SPLASH!
How much does it cost?
- Children$17.92 (Ages 2 to 12)
- Free Under: 2 years.
When can we go?
10am - 5pm
7 days a week. All year round
Teachers' workshop and resources are available, plus field trip and outreach options which are great for the kids to learn! .
There is a Papa Johns and AquaGrill located on the second floor featuring pizza, hamburgers, chicken fingers, salads and drinks. Yum! There is even ice cream!.
There are salads and sandwiches in Aqua Grill.
Any Top Tips?
When you arrive, check what events or activities are happening so you can plan your day around them! .
Doing our bit
A coordinator of the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program..
Need a little extra help?
Give them a call if you have special needs to see how they can help.
Can I get one of those?
Treasure Chest gift shop available FILLED with treasures!.
You can get combo tickets for the IMAX, Backstage Penguin Pass and the Experience Package too for numerous attractions..
What people are saying?
by James Burkett
Good overall experience. I'd suggest buying the "experience ticket" which is almost $50 (as of 10/2014) but gets you into the aquarium, butterfly and insect house, imax, and zoo. It's definitely worth the money if you're in NOLA for awhile and plan to visit some of those places anyways.
by Katie Chism
Loved the experience! The otters were my favorite part. :) very knowledgable staff.
by Arleth Alvarez
The pectruca look good
by TDDC DNINC
They really need to redesign this place, modernize it and bring in a larger tank to incorporate some larger mammals like a Whale shark and more rare sea creatures, this place was once the largest of it's kind and one that other cities modeled their Aquariums after but The Georgia Aquarium put the breaks on Aquarium of America's when it opened and dropped a giant behemoth beast into their tank and designed their building for growth and modern upgrades, the only thing bad about Ga Aquarium is its in the middle of nowhere and it look more like a giant...Read More
by Loretta Cochran
The only reason for three stars is the seahorses. If you have been to the Georgia or Tennessee Aquariums you will be very disappointed. Small and most tanks were dirty.
by TDDC DNINC
They really need to redesign this place, modernize it and bring in a larger tank to incorporate some larger mammals like a Whale shark and more rare sea creatures, this place was once the largest of it's kind and one that other cities modeled their Aquariums after but The Georgia Aquarium put the breaks on Aquarium of America's when it opened and dropped a giant behemoth beast into their tank and designed their building for growth and modern upgrades, the only thing bad about Ga Aquarium is its in the middle of nowhere and it look more like a giant church and less like an aquarium on the outside however the only saving grace to visit this aquarium of America's is that you get to leave out to a vibrant exciting city with lots to do and your right by the riverwalk that's being revitalized to be skateboard parks, a huge jogging/ river viewing path, interactive ground water fountain, courts, shopping centers and condo's, where in Atlanta you walk back to your car and go home because there's nothing around for MILES!