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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas


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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 otters 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.


Katie DeBussey

Friday, June 15, 2018
I’ve been wanting to go to this aquarium since I moved to the city. It did not disappoint! They have a wide array of sea animals. We got to watch the otters play! I had no idea they were as big as they are but when you’re that up close and personal with them, you realize they’re huge. And goofy as heck. But honestly, one of my favorite parts was feeding the birds at the aviary. Worth the visit

Ella Trahan

Saturday, June 16, 2018
The Audubon Aquarium was everything I expected and more/better. Our family (children aged 4 & 6) went on a Friday the 2nd week of summer and I expected it might be crowded but it really wasn't. We could easily walk to all the different areas as a group and hear each other talking, etc. It was clean and very well taken care of and the staff/employees were all kind, friendly and helpful. The gift shop had several reasonably priced items for the kids to choose from (which I hadn't expected... figured they would be walking out with each a $15 toy that was worth $2). The otters were SO FUN to watch - be sure to go and watch their training session. Get there a bit early to be up close because it is amazing to watch! The penguins were also a favorite. The kids loved the one penguin that stayed swimming by the glass most of the day. The jellyfish are amazing too - they are so beautiful they don't even look real. The only complaint would be the food court. My husband waited in line to order for 10 minutes (despite being only 2 people in before him) and then it was another 20+ minutes before it was ready. They said the pizza was delicious though. My son and I didn't eat - he has severe food allergies and they didn't have anything safe available to order at either area, not even classic Lays chips, which is the one thing everywhere usually has that can hold him over until we leave. We will definitely pack a lunch for him next time so we can all eat together.

Jordan Revon

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Over the years, this place has changed very little. That isn't a bad thing, though! It really is a nice aquarium, even if it is a little short. The layout is well done, and I enjoy seeing the subtle changes over the years. The large viewing tank is always a crowd favorite, but the otters and penguins are a personal favorite. Easy to spend 2-3 hours without batting an eye, too. P.S. this Audubon facility, like the Zoo, is sensory inclusive. The front desk can offer a bag that includes headphones, fidget toys, and staff trained to respond to those with sensory processing needs. Good on y'all, Audubon!

Fuuma Kotarou

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Okay, the Food Court was terrible. The food was affordable, but the overall area was small, and the staff were... not so helpful. The fish and wildlife variety are gorgeous, and I really enjoyed the tunnel with the stingrays. However, at the time that I went, I think a couple of student classes were headed there on a field trip or something, because there were enough kids with the same shirt and a supervisor to fill an entire grade, and they were making SO MUCH NOISE, so I had a hard time trying to concentrate on frogs and seahorses. Really, the kids are my only complaint. There were more people in the tunnel than fish in the entire aquarium, and I had to wait around fifteen minutes for enough people to clear out for me to even SQUEEZE in for a view. Some of them were screaming bloody murder at the penguins, and tapping on the fish glasses as if their lives depended on it. Oh right, the penguins are another complaint. The water levels for the penguins to swim in were shallow and the animals themselves looked quite uncomfortable sitting on the rocks. There weren’t many of them, and the glass was dotted with water and scraps like a broken phone screen, so they were very difficult to photograph and view. The gift shop was adorable, and there were a whole section of penguin plushies, and it really made up for the lack of the actual animal itself. The aquarium itself was beautiful and I loved it, however, I went at a time supposed to be quiet, and found myself in a ruckus of noise and impolite youngsters.

Mogg Moggleson

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Very nice summer attraction, as it's air conditioned. Don't miss the ray tank, they are like underwater kittens. The shark tank is pretty massive, and well stocked with all kinds of marine life. The otters are not to be missed. Within walking distance of the quarter, but a bike rental or pedicab is probably a good idea.

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