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.
Very large and diverse aquarium. Small food court but good pizza. The tree top loop was a nice little walking tour. Beware the birds, they bite. The penguins were adorable and one name Elmer was very photogenic. If you like the water life I’d recommend going here.
This is a very cool place to go. It is a little pricey to get in. I got tickets half off from our local radio station website. Your ticket does include one free movie in their theatre. They have a few different movies and times to choose from. They have different exhibits such as parokeet point, Mississippi river, gulf coast and more. You can watch them feed the penguins. You can also pay a little bit to get some food to feed the sting rays. They have a section where you can touch sting rays. There is a food court where you can grab a quick bite to eat. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. Will definitely go again at some point in the future. They do not have parking but you can park in a public parking lot close by and they will validate $5 off of your parking fee.
It's a good place of all ages and the entry fee is similar to any other aquarium. $29 per adult and $20 per child. It takes around 1.5 hours average for the whole tour. Nice family fast food eateries are available inside. 3D film is also included in the ticket and have very good films of nature and earth.
This place is amazing for young children. If your family is in NOLA, definitely give this place a round. It was worth every penny to see the excitement in my daughter. There is a zoo. Right on the river. The other reviews that were down on this place seemed to feel the price was too much. Considering that a po'boy costs $15, an entire day at this aquarium is well worth $29.
Pretty disappointing, especially after spending $75 for two adults, one 5-year old, and a 1-year old who was (fortunately) free. This included a military discount. When we got to the end, after only an hour, we were blown away it was already over. A large part of this aquarium is about the Mississippi River (who cares). If it helps at all, the aquariums of Myrtle Beach, Atlanta, & even New Bern, NC, blow the New Orleans aquarium away. At best this experience was worth $10/person. I'd recommend saving your money for something else your kids will appreciate.