Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans

4.1
#2 of 12 in Zoos & Aquariums in Louisiana
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 visited the aquarium on the last day of my NOLA vacation since I had a few hours to spare, and thinking that I was going to have to rush through it since most aquariums take 3-4 hours to get through...  more »
  • Spent three hours here, including the movie. We loved the layout which was very easy to navigate. Make sure to visit the birdhouse and the penguins, which is a great highlight of our visit. Beautiful ...  more »
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  • Great aquarium right in the water front of the Mississippi River. Lots of Stevie's and plenty of interpretive signs and stations. Parrot point is an amazing aviary experience, but does require $1.50 for feed sticks. I'm reasonably sure the birds would land in you anyway, but it's fun to feed them. We were fine with five sticks for two adults and one kid. Parents: Be warned there is a large gift shop near the entrance/exit with tons of stuff for your kids to ask to purchase.
  • For the size and duration of time we had. It was a perfect day. Majority of exhibits were open and the atmosphere for families was perfect. Hopefully, they will expand. It seems that they are avoiding putting any large marine/ land mammals on exhibit in this post Sea World age we are living in. So do not expect to see dolphins, whales or polar bears. All in all you get a great bang for your buck and it is centrally located for convenience to hotels, shopping, dining and sightseeing.

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