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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  • Really nice aquarium. Great air conditioning too! They have different sections that represent different areas of marine life - Yucatan area, tropical, Amazon, local and others. The lay out is... 
    Really nice aquarium. Great air conditioning too! They have different sections that represent different areas of marine life - Yucatan area, tropical, Amazon, local and others. The lay out is...  more »
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  • A great aquarium! It took us about an hour and a half to get through the whole aquarium. We loved the Amazon, and the hand on tank. The penguins and otters were a fun and exciting surprise. My children's favorite part of the aquarium was the hands on touching of sharks and sting rays. There was a very active sting ray pup that my boys just loved! Restrooms were spacious, clean and great.
  • The location of the aquarium is great - right on the river's edge. This aquarium has a good mix of habitats. It has a Mayan section with a walkway under the water. It has a Amazon forest, Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico section. Very soon a shark pool will open that looks awesome. The Parakeet section is pretty fun as well. The only draw back is parking. There are a few paid lots. I recommend the lot adjacent to Canal Place.

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