Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
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.
Great variety of animals, well kept tanks. Good amount of information provided about the animals. A lot about local varieties of aquatic life. You can pet the stingrays! The food is good, expensive but that is to be expected. Good space for eating. You can bring your own food as they don't check bags.
Beautiful Aquarium! So much to see. A great place to take your whole family. They even have a 3D theater was great educational films that adults and children will love. The scenery is tranquil as well and the staff are very friendly.
I have been to many aquariums, in compare to those this wasn't that much attractive still saw some of unique fish for first time. Planning of place was also good. Some tanks were empty or I don't know I couldn't see fishes. Also has good food and souvenir shop from where we bought shake puppet for my younger brother. Hurricane simulator was fun for toddlers. Over all good experience.
It was a very enjoyable experience. All of the exhibits were sound and pretty. The sting ray petting exhibit is in the children's section so it was a little loud, but should be expected. Loved that a theater ticket was included and the video was cool. Overall loved my experience and would totally come back.
My boyfriend and I went there as kids about 23 years ago for me and about 27 years ago for him. We decided to go back today. It definitely wasn't phenomenal as we remember it being then. Don't get me wrong, it was a fun experience but not worth as much as it cost.