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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Address: #1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 800-774-7394
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage
Description: Home to sea creatures from the Caribbean, Amazon, Gulf of Mexico and...
Home to sea creatures from the Caribbean, Amazon, Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River.
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Nice Aquarium

This is a nice aquarium. The exhibits are well done, and it was not as crowded as other aquariums we have visited.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Spend 90 minutes learning about penguins, interacting with the staff, prepping food, and feeding and interacting directly with the penguins. We were there with two other couples and got to interact with penguins Flippy and Dumpty in a private room. Then you get to go into the penguin enclosure and feed the penguins! That was my favorite part; you are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I've visited some of the top aquariums in the US, and this is nowhere close. If you have kids, it might be a pleasant diversion for them. For two adults, it took us 1 hour to tour. Not worth the price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is a nice aquarium. The exhibits are well done, and it was not as crowded as other aquariums we have visited.

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Rocky Point, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Nice day to spend time at the Aquarium. Got to see a golden eagle sitting so nicely perched out in the open along with a Owl. Nice big shark tank. Took a lot a pictures.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Nice assortment of aquatic and bird life. Spread over two levels this aquarium flows very nicely along a path that is easy to follow. From the Amazon, to penguins, to one of the best displays of sea horses I have seen there is always something to see. The only disappointment was that there was only one otter to see while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We had a great time visiting the aquarium! My daughter loved that they did a talk about the animals during the feeding in the large "Gulf of Mexico" tank. We liked the area with the glass floor- you can watch the sharks and sting rays swim by underneath you.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Our visit to the aquarium was far from what we had expected. We paid almost $100 for 4 adults only to be shoved, hassled, and annoyed by school trip children. There were at least 7 or 8 different school groups and they were all rude and poorly managed. We had a difficult time seeing any exhibits, constantly had children jumping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a great place - especially for kids in New Orleans. There are lots of hands on exhibits. There is plenty to see here. It will probably only take you a couple of hours- it is not a huge aquarium, but it is nice. There is also an IMAX movie outside. They sell lots of combo tickets for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Flat out, once you've been to the Georgia Aquarium you can't help but to compare others. Not even Shedd's in Chicago can hold up to Georgia's. It is simply the best on US soil. However, there was something I really liked about NOLA Audubon Aquarium. Sure the cafeteria was the size of a matchbox with strollers and wagons everywhere but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

When you find the building it looks semi-big. I am not saying it is tiny by any means, but it I have been to bigger exhibits. Maybe it is the fact I have been spoiled by the Chicago museums. In case you have yet to visit one, they are gigantic and it takes more then one day to cover the... More 

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