Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans
Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas has four major habitats. The freshwater Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico habitats house local species while the others showcase exotic fish and water species from around the world. You'll discover smaller exhibits inside these major habitats, such as the hands-on Paraket Pointe, where guests are encouraged to handle the birds. The penguin exhibit is the attraction's most popular spot, and many visitor gather to watch the penguins play. Consider booking a Backstage Penguin Pass to get a tour behind the scenes and an opportunity to pet the penguins. Another immersive experience is the Maya Dive Experience, which allows you to dive into the Mayan reef exhibit to explore the life there firsthand. Plan to see Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and other attractions that appeal to you using our New Orleans trip builder.
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This was our first visit to the museum in a long time, actually pre-Hurricane Katrina. It is still a very worthwhile and enjoyable attraction. Lots of exhibits and the penguin exhibit is a fun stop to... read more »
Paid the extra money to see the penguins, we had such a blast!!! One of the best experiences of my life. Great little aquarium to go to, great for kids!!!!!
Recently, my husband and I visited the aquarium to partake in the Backstage Penguin Pass experience and were absolutely blown away. We left having learned so much more than we'd known going in, and Ca... read more »
All of us loved the aquarium! It has so much more to offer than just fish. We loved the different areas and how each creature was explained along with the ecosystem.
A must visit for anyone who likes sea life or nature in general. Very nice, educational exhibits, really good presentation. There's an enormous tank made to resemble life below an offshore rig, and it's awesome!
Cool aquarium focusing on local fisheries. The Gulf of Mexico exhibit and the Americas exhibits are particularly strong. Some of the signage can be hard to read, particularly in smaller exhibits, and it's sometimes hard to tell which fish are supposed to be in which tank. Lots of good activities for kids. The food area is very small and chaotic, but the pizza is affordable and tasty. Compared to larger aquariums like the GA or TN aquariums, this feels small, but if you get the combo ticket that includes the insectarium and zoo you'll definitely get your money's worth.
My grandkids LOVE the aquarium, and I love to take them! If you have grandchildren, join the Audubon Institute. Between the free membership and discount on a few Imax tickets, one visit literally almost pays for the membership. I trip to the zoo or insectarium will definitely push it over the top. My grandkids especially enjoy the penguins, the big aquarium with sharks and big sea turtles, and the white alligators.
Overpriced. There was some issues with a foul odor on my visit. Signage is limited as to where you are, and where you are going. It's hard to figure out if you have seen everything. Definitely worth the trip if you love water creatures.
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