Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans

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1 Canal St. 800-774-7394

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    Fun aquatic Museum

    by dustmon Written Nov 16, 2012

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    Riverside Aquarium

    Right at the Algiers Point Ferry landing, this is a huge Aquarium complex with all the fishies you could want! Gorgeous plaza outside (Riverwalk) for the kids to run around and expend energy...
    tues-sun from 10-5 $14 to $21 for entrance (there are packages that include the Insectarium)
    There is a really cool parakeet room with lots of flying birds all around you.....

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    Nation's Classic!

    by WaRPer Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    This mid-size, old-school aquarium is a good place to kill an afternoon. With a pretty extensive collection of marine life. Check out the white (albino) alligator, and an array of sharks and rays.

    Hours: Sun-Thu 9:30a- 6p, Fri-Sat 9:30a - 7p
    Tickets: Combination of the Aquarium + Audubon Zoo, Aquarium + Insectarium, Aquarium + IMAX, and Aquarium only (check the website for prices)
    Special Shows: Penguin / Stingray feeding, Shark & Stingray Touchpools, Sea Otter training

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    Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

    by VeronicaG Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Aquarium of the Americas

    As we enjoyed pretty Woldenberg Riverfront Park, we passed Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the IMAX theatre located on the fringe of this public green space.

    Although we didn't visit this large complex which includes the Audubon Zoo (at 6500 Magazine Street) and the Insectarium (Canal Street at the Customs House), you might want to take the kids to see these fun venues!

    For a day of family play you'll pay:

    Zoo--adult $12.50; child age 2-12 $7.50; Sr. Citizen 65+ $9.50
    Aquarium--adult $17.50; child age 2-12 $10.50: Sr. Citizen 65+ $13.50
    Insectarium--adult $15.00; child age 2-12 $10.00; Sr. Citizen 65+ $12.00
    IMAX--adult $8.50; child 2-12 $5.50; Sr. Citizen 65+ $7.50
    Imax Double feature--adult $14.00; child 2-12 $8.50; Sr. Citizen 65+ $12.00

    For times and combination package prices please see website below.

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  • Don't Miss This

    by MissKari Updated Apr 4, 2011

    You can feed the stingrays!They only allow you to feed them twice a day and they only sell 15 tokens per feeding. The tokens are available in the nearest souvenir shop and cost $2.00 a piece. Buy your tokens early as they sell out very quickly. They give you a tray of fish and you hold one in your hand under the water. The rays will come on top of your hand and suck the fish out of your hand! They don't have teeth so it is safe for even small kids. It really is an amazing experience.

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    Stuff to do in Nawlins

    by BarryAir Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Hit the "Top Of The Mart...at the foot of Canal Street and go up to the top floor resturant and disco on a turning floor that will show you all of the city and the river as you sip cocktails..(call them for times)..Also there is a great aquarium along the riverwalk and riverboats that can take you up river to the Park, and back.

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    Acquarium of the Americas

    by Polskigirl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We make a tour in to a boat sailing in Mississippi River, that included a Vist to Americas Acquarium and Audoboon Zoo. We do it with James Audubon River boat.
    Was so great. We saw a White Cocodrile ..fews in the world.

    The Acquarium its so nice and very weel conservated.

    They used to have four round trips daily.

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    The sea along the Mississippi River

    by pitrusque Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    Nice Aquarium, as other aquariums. It's a good one I think if you like Aquariums, but I won't say it is THE thing to visit...
    But one interesting thing is the albinos Alligator ! (you can see another one in the zoo)

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    Aquarium of the Americas

    by Tom_Fields Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    During my visit to this place, I was highly impressed. Katrina, and the subsequent power loss, severely decimated the animal populations here. But the Aquarium is making a steady comeback; I hope that within a few years it will be as it was.

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    The Aquarium, IMAX theatre, Ferry Dock

    by wayne0k Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Aquarium, IMAX Theatre & Ferry Dock

    The Aquarium is now OPEN!
    The most visited attraction in all of Louisiana has been restored, overcoming the effects of hurricane, and is welcoming guests to visit once again.
    One of the great places to escape the heat of the day, the Aquarium and Theatre offer wonderful sights for all ages. I skipped the theatre on this trip and spent my time in the Aquarium, which is home to a wonderful collection of sea life. If pressed, I'd have to say that the jellyfish exhibit and the tunnel under the big tank would probably be my favorites. And sure, who doesn't love penguins?

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    Shark Watching At The Aquarium

    by Yasmine03 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Sharks at the Aquarium of Americas

    Some of the great big sharks can be found here at the Aquarium. There are also penguins, jellyfish and other sea creatures that would amaze you. The fast-food joint is on the upper floor. The Aquarium is packed on weekends as it is ideal for family outings.

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    A Cold Day at the Aquarium

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Aquarium Website NOTE: -reopened May 26 after an 8-month shutdown forced by.. Katrina Visit old favorites, "including our beloved penguins and sea otters Buck and Emma. They flew home from CA on May 22 courtesy of FedEx. We are open but we still desperately need your support. Help us Bring Back Our Fish"

    On December 14th, it was so cold that we had to go indoors to the Aquarium. There was a large metal sculpture at the entrance with water running down it - I'm sure it was meant to represent fish scales, but it looked more like breasts to me because there was a kind of round bolt type thing at the bottom of each one. We went through the Caribbean sea kind of tunnel to get to the elevator rather than walk up the stairs.

    On the upper level in the penguin exhibit (pictured), I saw a penguin repeatedly try to swim out the side of the tank. He just kept butting his head into the glass. The penguins were one of the few animals which survived the hurricane.

    There was a place you could touch a shark skin (live nurse shark), sea otters, and a pacific coast area. There was also a Mississippi delta area with their famous white alligator (not an albino - cream colored with blue eyes). He survived Katrina as did the tarpon. More pictures are in the travelogue

    The Amazon Rainforest area was hot here and they had a lot of steam/mist machines making it very humid and I don't know why because the only birds I saw were a seagull, a great horned owl, and a couple of macaws - two scarlet macaws and some blue ones.

    Sept. 11, 2006 to Feb. 28, 2007
    Wednesday through Sunday
    (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
    10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Regular admission rates apply.

    Aquarium only Aquarium + IMAX®

    Adult: $16 $20
    Child (2-12): $9 $12
    Senior (65+): $13 $17

    It was too cold to even consider the combination tickets with the zoo.

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    AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS/IMAX

    by lashr1999 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS/IMAX

    This place is great for one of those rainy New Orleans days. The most visually impressive sight is the "panoramic tunnel of ocean" that you can walk through as you see all manner of wildlife swimming over and beside you. There are several rotating exhibits, as well as a glass-top Amazon rain forest replica. They are open from 9:30am to 6pm, Sunday through Thursday, and 9:30am to 7pm, Friday and Saturday. Admission prices for the aquarium only are $15 for adults, $8 for children, and $11 for seniors; the aquarium plus the IMAX theatre is $19 for adults, $12 for children, and $16 for seniors; and the aquarium plus the zoo is $20 for adults, $11 for children, and $15 for seniors.

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    Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

    by karen75 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Sting Rays

    I've been to a lot of Aquariums in North America and I think this Aquarium is one of the best ....although all the other ones are good too. They have a tunnel called the Carribean Tunnel which you walk through and are surrounded by tons of colourful tropical fish and sting rays. Saw a white alligator, an amazing jellyfish exhibit, as well as a seahorse exhibit. Lots of big sharks too! Got to pet a baby shark, a corn snake, and some starfish.

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    New Orleans Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

    by moirholj Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Incredible 'Sea Tunnel' puts you inside the ocean.

    The New Orleans Audubon Aquarium is amazing. I lived in Boston for two years and visited the New England Aquarium often, however, the best aquarium expereince I've had so far has been in New Orleans.

    The most visually impressive sight is the "tunnel of ocean" (pictured here) that you can walk through as you see all manner of wildlife swimming over, and beside you.

    There are rotating exhibits as well as a glass top amazon rain forrest replica. Children of all ages will learn something here at the Audubon Aquarium all while being entertained at the highest level.

    Yes, yes, I know about the people falling into the shark tank here. As a matter of fact that happened only one day after I visited the exhibit. No one was hurt though, and as I understand it, the sharks were more scared of the people then vice versa. :-)

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    Aquarium of the Americas

    by Jmill42 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    First a great story that made national headlines, but you might not have paid attention to if you aren't a New Orleanian. Headline: "Tourists fall into shark tank after temporary plank collapses!" Yes, only in New Orleans would the people decide it would be best to put a flimsy, temporary walkway OVER a shark tank! (Normally the walkway is along side a glass viewing area) Gotta love NOLA!

    The Aquarium of the Americas is located across from Harah's casino and is really worth the trip and expense. It has in it an IMAX theater, and offers a riverboat ride to Audubon Zoo. For Adults the price for just the Aquarium is $14, add the IMAX to that for $4 more, add to those the zoo for a total of $25. Kids are considerably cheaper (those little punks!)

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