NEWSLETTER SIGNUP
Your monthly guide to NOLA'S foods, drinks, music and more.
Please enter a valid email address
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
 

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
www.audubonnatureinstitute.org

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

1 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 581-4629, (800) 774-7394

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Sunday; Open Mondays in Spring/Summer and select holiday Mondays
Free Off-Street Parking: No
Handicapped Accessible: Yes

Attraction Information

Attraction Type/s:  Museum, Aquarium
Admission Cost: $24.95 for adults (13-64); $18.95 for seniors (65+) and children (2-12); special "Audubon Experience" packages are also available for Aquarium, Zoo, Insectarium and/or Theater visitors

Description:

Looming large against the Mississippi River is the extraordinary Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, one of the top museums of its kind in America. Here the visitor finds 15,000 sea life creatures, representing nearly 600 species, living happily in a state-of-the-art facility.

The world-renown Audubon Aquarium is home to fish and sea life of all kinds - and visitors can get up close, eye-to-eye if you please, with some of the most fascinating creatures of the ocean. The Caribbean Reef tunnel, for example, is 30 feet long and allows the visitor a view of the Caribbean sea life viewed only by divers. The new Seahorses Gallery showcases these beautiful creatures as they swim gracefully between the grasses in their home and glide through the water. Remember, only the MALE seahorses give birth.

At the Audubon Aquarium visitors also find rare and endangered species. Look for the white alligator - just 18 of these animals were found in a Louisiana swamp. These alligators are not albino - their steely blue eyes and white skin are mesmerizing. In Cajun lore, seeing a white alligator is considered good luck!

Want to pet a shark? Here's your chance. The shark touch pool allows visitors to touch a baby shark and talk with the naturalist. Want to be entertained by Sea Otters, rare neon colored frogs or jaunty penguins? They are all here! The half-million-gallon Gulf of Mexico exhibit teems with fully-grown sharks and undersea life that thrive around the barnacled pilings of a simulated oil rig. If anaconda snakes, poisonous frogs and stunning exotic birds are your interest, then visit the Aquarium's Amazon rain forest exhibit.

Plan to spend several hours or all day in this amazing museum filled with aquatic life you’ve only read about. A small cafe is on site, as is a wonderful gift shop. The Audubon Aquarium is available for rental for large receptions and corporate entertaining.

 
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Photos
(13 Photos)

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Video 1

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Video 2
 
LOCATIONS WITHIN
 Entergy Giant Screen Theater
 
SPECIAL OFFERS
Audubon Nature Institute Happy Tuesday Admission Discount
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Expires 12/31/2016

 
 
DRIVING DIRECTIONS
 
From
To
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
or enter address
Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Country:
Address: 1 Canal St.
City: New Orleans
State: LA
Zip Code: 70130
Country: USA

Get Directions to Other Locations

 
Arrival
Departure
 
Hotels Bed and Breakfasts
 
Newsletter Signup

Your monthly guide to NOLA's foods, drinks, music and more

 
 

View Gallery

See More

Sign Up
close button

Get the LOCAL Perspective!

Get travel tips, find hidden gems, and get insider information from the Official New Orleans Newsletter

Email

close button

Thank You For Signing Up!

You are now subscribed to our New Orleans e-newsletter and we'll send you the news each month. You can unsubscribe at any time directly from any mailing.

Thanks again for your interest in New Orleans and best wishes for a memorable visit!

 
Things to See & Do | Travel Tools | Accommodations | Calendar | Media Relations | About NOTMC | Contact Us
Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Site Search | Meetings, Conventions & Group Sales | Doing Business in New Orleans

The Official Tourism Site of the City of New Orleans: NewOrleansOnline.com
All contents © 1996-2016 New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation unless otherwise specified herein. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED