Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans

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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. Find out how to plan New Orleans trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • I had REALLY high expectations for the backstage penguin experience, and my expectations were not only met, they were exceeded! Purchase these tickets on line prior to your visit - they sell out quick...  more »
  • If you have little kids, you should take them. It takes me between 3-4 hours to walk and see every exhibit. With my daughter, it took me close to 4 hours. It was her first time seeing the beauty. She ...  more »
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  • Have loved this place both times I have went. The kids loved it too. There is so many exhibits and a variety of stuff to see. A place to eat and 2 gift shops. The people are always friendly and willing to help. There is a elevator for strollers or wheel chairs. It's fun for all ages... Just can get a bit pricey with tickets and parking.
  • I love aquariums! This was a good one overall, but not necessarily worth the ticket price (we had the New Orleans power pass which included admission to the aquarium). It would be a great place for small kids to explore. I enjoyed seeing the cute penguins and otters (try to go at feeding time), touching the sting rays, and watching an albino alligator. We happened by the shark tank at feeding time which was great to watch!
  • This is a special place. The exibits are truly inspired. There are many fish species and the informational signs made it pretty easy to take a self guided tour. Though it is very close to the Bourbon Street spectacle it is very removed once you are inside. We especially enjoyed the stingrays feeding. They do kind of rushed us through though. (The best stingrays feeding experience is at the Tucson Desert Museum.) Also interesting were the sea horses and frogs.
  • Awesome place for kids. Everyone absolutely loved it. I was easy for our group to stay together. Wish they had more and easier to access bathrooms bit other than that no complaints. You even get to watch a mini movie. I will definitely come back again. Well worth the ticket price and very easy to buy online and skip the line.
  • I Love going to the Aquarium here. There is always so much going on! I love the stingray area where you can interact with stingray. Along with that there’s many helpful volunteers that will do their best to help inform you about all the animals at the aquarium. The view of the river is beautiful. One of the best things to do is when the Mermaids show up and swim with the animal in the tank. If you don’t have a membership, I highly recommend it. It allows access to all of the Audubon Nature institutes in New Orleans.

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