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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  • My two year old daughter and I came here about a month ago and we absolutely loved it. She in particular loved the giant turtle. It was very clean and fun. I loved the play area for the kids. She had a great time just jumping and running around. I applaud whoever came up with that concept. The only thing that I found difficult was there being two floors. My daughter does not like elevators and we had to ride it because I had a stroller with us. In the end she got on because I promised her the mermaid she had spotted in the gift shop on the way in.
  • First, the Aquarium has awesome parking lot near by. The walk is not very long. It does cost to park. Second, the view on the river is beautiful. Third, the Aquarium is nice. I enjoyed the whole tour. I even enjoyed the 3D show. We even enjoy eating our lunch while we were there. We had the Burgers. The pizza place looked very good. So many other items they offered.
  • Just an awesome place to visit whether you're a kid or an adult. They have some Hands-On exhibits as well. Is a good change of pace from just the party on attitude that you can also find in New Orleans. The Shark Tank is mesmerizing and they're seahorse to put this play as well
  • Beautiful... Just beautiful. The cool zoo was also amazing.. My family and I had a great time. We visited the gift shop on the way out and picked up a 👕 and also a pearl necklace as a keepsake for my niece.. The gift shop has really nice items to purchase
  • Love this zoo. You can have a whole day of walking around and at the end of the tour cool down at the small water park the have their for an extra $10. The lazy river is the way to go. Lots of fun things to watch and eat and see. I go there pretty often and I don’t get tired of it. There is a Lion’s exhibit coming soon.

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