Even if you are not an aquarium fanatic like I am, you will really enjoy a visit to New Orleans’ aquarium. The exhibits are phenomenal and informational. They have a white alligator, a giant tank with giant sharks, an Amazon rainforest area with flora and fauna from the region, jellyfish, penguins and of course, colorful reef fish. Of all the aquariums I’ve visited, this is probably my favorite.
The Aquarium of the America's is in Woldenberg Riverfront Park, right on the Mississippi River bank. The Aquarium has many areas of major aquatic habitats of North and South America, the Caribbean Sea, the Amazon Rainforest, the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico.
Their collection includes thousands of fish, reptiles and birds, including many creatures which are native to Louisiana waters, from rare paddlefish and swamp-dwelling alligators, to Gulf sea turtles which are the most endangered animals.
We went to the Zoo, the Aquarium/IMAX and a boat ride back. It was so much fun. It was the kids first time on the Mississippi River in a big boat and they were fascinated. This was an all day event costing $113.00 for all 4 of us. I think it was a bargain, considering all we saw and did. I wish we could have take 2 days to really enjoy and slowly go through all the exhibits. We will have to do it again sometime soon.
The acclaimed animal collection includes thousands of fish, reptiles and birds, including many creatures native to Louisiana waters, from rare paddlefish and swamp-dwelling alligators, to Gulf sea turtles that are among the world's most critically endangered animals.
IF YOU HAVE TIME GO TO THE AQUARIUM. IT'S LOCATED BY THE RIVER AND YOU CAN HAVE LUNCH ON THE PATIO OVERLOOKING THE WATER. IT'S PRETTY AMAZING TO SEE ANIMALS THAT MOST OF US HAVE ONLY SEEN IN BOOKS. THE MOST INTERESTING WAS THE SHARK TANK. YOU STAND OVER A WINDOW IN THE FLOOR AND WATCH IT SWIM UNDER YOUR FEET.
HE WAS HAVING A GREAT TIME DARTING UP AND SURPRISING PEOPLE.
THE BIRD SANCTUARY WAS AWESOME. THEY HAVE SEVERAL TROPICAL SPECIES THAT FLY AROUND FREELY SO WATCH YOUR HEAD OR YOU'LL GET A HAIR TREATMENT YOU DON'T WANT!
The exhibits here are divided into various aquatic environments like "the Mississippi River," "the Gulf of Mexico," "the Amazon River," etc.
Much cooler than the web site would leave you to believe, fun for kids if you have alot of time in New Orleans check it out.
A nice aquarium, neither the best nor the worst. A nice diversion if you are in New Orleans. It is located close to the river.
The Amazon Rainforest is quite lovely with parrots flying around freely and a lovely waterfall. The forest laid out in two tiers with pools, tanks, flora and fauna at each level.
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