Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
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Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Neighborhood: French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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Dawna C
13 contributions
Cool Experience in a Cool (air conditioned) Space
Oct 2021 • Family
Really great museum. Kids and adults will like this one. Nice indoor location to get out of the heat and humidity. Accessible via a nice stroll along the river. Exhibits are well done and informative. Interactive options are plentiful. Not enough otter merchandise in the gift shop! Wanted an otter magnet and there were none. My only disappointment.
Written October 8, 2021
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Written October 13, 2021
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DeoniaNeveu
Burlington, NC5,456 contributions
An Okay Visit To The Aquarium
Jul 2021
We stopped into this Aquarium while in New Orleans, which is also located on the River Walk as well. The Exhibits were very nice and the place was clean. We enjoyed seeing the Penguins and the Sea Horses, and the One Owl at the top level, and the Sting Rays were very nice to see where you could put your hand in the water and touch them, also there were some other Fish Exhibits that were interesting to see, they had some Fish that had huge open mouths swimming around. We did not see any Birds that they mentioned as an exhibit it was empty walking in that section. Our experience to this Aquarium was just okay not spectacular though. This Aquarium is not always open all week long so you have to be sure to check their daily schedule.
Written August 9, 2021
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Written August 11, 2021
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Todd V
Madison4 contributions
Definitely not worth the price
Jul 2021 • Couples
My wife and I visited the aquarium during a leisure trip to New Orleans and were quite unimpressed. The rainforest portion was good, but the rest of the exhibits were definitely nothing special. Our only interaction with staff was when they offered our photo starting at $26. We have visited aquariums in many other cities and this was definitely overpriced based on the offering. In fact, we were out in 45 minutes and wrote off the expense as a lesson learned.
Written July 29, 2021
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Written August 2, 2021
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Kevin's Chili
11 contributions
Short and Sweet
Jul 2021 • Family
This aquarium was very nice, however I felt for what we paid that it could have been more. We were done within an hour, but with that being said I was with my 19 yr. old son. Younger kids would probably spend a little more time. We also skipped the touch exhibit since it was so crowded & hard to get up to it. They take your picture upon entering, which was nice, if you want to pay $20-$25 dollars for them. My favorite was this hot mess penguin with feathers stuck in his mouth. We all have those days. I loved him.
Written July 23, 2021
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Written July 26, 2021
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Anissa L
Houston, TX4 contributions
Family Road trip
Jul 2021
Took my kids on a road trip to Louisiana. We had a blast at the Aquarium. It was amazing to see all of the exhibits.
Written July 7, 2021
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Written July 14, 2021
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Terri W
7 contributions
Supporting wildlife education is “great” but this aquarium is just “good”.
Jun 2021 • Family
We have been to many aquariums across the country and this one is fair in comparison. It feels cramped, dark, needing a good cleaning and updated features. Parts were closed off for renovation. So it seems they are working on doing just that. They did have a cool rainforest section that had some birds, including an owl - have never seen that before in an aquarium so that was interesting. Not sure I would go back for a 2nd visit but the owl made it worthwhile. 😬
Written June 29, 2021
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Written June 29, 2021
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Pamela M
Shepherdsville, KY36 contributions
Save your money do not go here!
Jun 2021 • Family
This is the absolute worst aquarium I have ever been to. We were done in less than an hour, thinking we must have missed a whole section of the aquarium we walked it again but no there just isn’t anything there at all. I have been to many aquariums and this is by far the worst and smallest I’ve ever been to. Save your money and go else where.
Written June 28, 2021
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Written June 29, 2021
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LindaKayC
Fresno, CA548 contributions
Skip this one
Jun 2021 • Family
For us, it was not worth it. The website says it will take 2 hours, we were done in 30 minutes, so we thought maybe we had missed something and made another loop, nope that was it. No hands on adventures for the kids. The exhibits are very small and some are hard to see into. Just not much there.
Written June 19, 2021
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Written June 23, 2021
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Charlie B
Opelika, AL80 contributions
Okay
Jun 2021 • Friends
I have been to many different aquariums all over the USA & this one didn’t overwhelm me. Certain parts did have its charm like the Mayan reef exhibit
Written June 14, 2021
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Written June 18, 2021
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Owen50
Tucson, AZ152 contributions
It's an aquarium. Well organized
Jun 2021
Has one area focusing on the local swamps.
Well organized path through the aquarium (you don't get lost).
Good to do on a particularly hot or rainy (as in our case) day.
There's a trolley stop right behind.
Written June 7, 2021
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Written June 11, 2021
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