New Orleans Sights

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

  • 1 Canal St. Map It
  • French Quarter
  • Zoo/Aquarium
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyjwood/2183455528/">Audubon Aquarium of the Americas</a> by Gary J. Wood

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

This giant aquatic showplace perched on the Mississippi riverfront has four major exhibit areas: the Amazon Rain Forest, the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico, and the new Great Maya Reef gallery, all of which have fish and animals native to their respective environments. The aquarium's spectacular design allows you to feel like you're part of these watery worlds by providing close-up encounters with the inhabitants. One special treat is Parakeet Pointe, where you can spend time amidst hundreds of parakeets and feed them by hand. A gift shop and café are on the premises. Woldenberg Riverfront Park, which surrounds the aquarium, is a tranquil spot with a view of the Mississippi. You can combine tickets for the aquarium and the Entergy IMAX Theater ($27.50), but the best deal is the "Audubon Experience": aquarium, IMAX, Audubon Insectarium, and Audubon Zoo for $39.50 (tickets are good for 30 days).

Sight Information

Address:

1 Canal St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, USA

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Phone:

504-581–4629; 800-774–7394

Sight Details:

  • $22.50
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5

Published 07/24/2015

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