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Audubon Aquarium, New Orleans

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Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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Audubon Aquarium 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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  • We came to see the Mermaids when they had presented them. The facility is definitely a treat for the eyes. I think the rate is high though for what you get. Without the mermaids, the usual... 
    We came to see the Mermaids when they had presented them. The facility is definitely a treat for the eyes. I think the rate is high though for what you get. Without the mermaids, the usual...  more »
  • Audubon Aquarium is one of the best aquariums in the United States. Yes, there are exhibits being remodeled, but our party agreed that it didn’t detract at all. We especially enjoyed the Amazon... 
    Audubon Aquarium is one of the best aquariums in the United States. Yes, there are exhibits being remodeled, but our party agreed that it didn’t detract at all. We especially enjoyed the Amazon...  more »
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  • Nice aquarium. Not very large. It can be done in less than an hour if you're not careful. But there are some very neat enclosures. It does a great job of showing local ecosystems and aquatic species. Things you probably won't find at many other aquariums. Very well designed in that you won't have to wonder if you saw everything. Pretty much just follows a path over two levels and as you walk through there's nothing you'll struggle to see.
  • Overall we enjoyed the aquarium. I was a big fan of the indoor plant observatory. The sea creatures were really cool to see - you can walk up and pet sting rays. I wish there was a shallower part of the tank so you wouldn't have to stick you whole arm in the water. The food stand was super expensive - I wouldn't plan on purchasing food there if I were you. The location outside was very pretty - right on the river. Gives off a great breeze.

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