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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

#1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)
800-774-7394
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Ranked #37 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
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Type: Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Home to sea creatures from the Caribbean, Amazon, Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Leeds
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

There's not actually a right lot in there for your $22. Some penguins, a turtle, an albino crocodile and a sea otter, plus the parakeets, and basically the rest of it's fishes, and not so many of them. You can stroke a stingray but I'm uneasy about mutilating them just so dumb tourists can stroke them. No octopuses.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a nice Aquarium with lots of things to see. The most fun was to purchase seeds on a stick and feed the song birds. Otherwise, it is an average tour site. There is an IMAX but we did not visit it.

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Huntington, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took our three grandchildren to the Audobon Aquarium. It is well laid out, the touch screens and information posters are geared toward older elementary school children & middle school children. There could be more interactive learning screens for young children and children of all ages. I know that the it costs a great deal to manage... More

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Joplin, Missouri, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Really enjoyed the aquarium. Was greeted by friendly faces. Was a good place to get out of the heat for awhile. I really enjoyed looking at the Sea horses. They fascinate me. It has snack areas to grab a bite. And places to take great photos..

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I've been to several aquariums through out the US this one was just okay, it took us about a hour to go through it all. Nothing really special. The otters were cute. Kids would really enjoy it. I wouldn't go back or recommend to adults. Unless your looking to kill time.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I loved teh aquarium. It was very large so for $20 we definitely had a blast. We took over 2 hours just looking through everything. The animals were spectacular. I would definitely visit this location again. It was much more fun than Bourbon St.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I thought that the aquarium exhibits were laid out very nicely. It was a cool place to walk through, and I am sure that kids would love it. I've seen other reviews on here that say how expensive admission is ($23/adult) but this is actually cheaper than other aquariums that I have visited. There is a $3 off coupon that... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I came here on our vacation to NOLA and loved it! We have been to a similar aquarium in KC but this was much bigger. We enjoyed looking at all the different exhibits. We got to see the pengiun feeding which was fun! They pulled people in to feed the penguins and even pet/hold them. We also... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We enjoyed the various animals. A bit expensive ($23/adult) but it was something nice to do. The best exhibits were the penguins, otters and large aquarium at the end with the shark and huge turtle!

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Hull England
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122 reviews 122 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

First this is a very good aquarium especially for children. I have seen better displays in the US but would still recommend a visit to here if only to see the albino alligator.

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