The Audubon Aquarium, under the same auspices as the Audubon Zoo, is a beautifully designed aquarium right on the shore of the Mississippi River.
The aquarium has 2 floors and is divided into different sections. Each section is decorated, as realistically as possible, as per its theme. One area boasts the Great Maya Reef, The Gulf of Mexico, The Amazon Rain Forest, and the Mississippi River. Between the location themed exhibits there are exhibits of particular interesting sea creatures such as the jellyfish, penguins, seahorses and Sea Otter exhibits. The sea otters are trained to play with toys they are provided with. It is really enjoyable to watch them playing and swimming with gusto.
The Gulf of Mexico exhibit is the largest exhibit in the Aquarium, the Gulf of Mexico exhibit measures 17 feet deep and holds 400,000 gallons of man-made saltwater. It is the home of sharks, sting rays, and sea turtles, and many types of fish. Walking through the Amazon Rain Forest
The 4,200 square-foot Great Maya Reef displays the submerged Maya city of the Yucatan peninsula with exotic sea creatures while The Mississippi River features the sea life typically found in the Mississippi river such as catfish, sturgeon, paddlefish and alligators.
We really had an enjoyable visit to the aquarium.
Posted: June 18, 2022
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
1 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Ticket sales end at 4:00 p.m. each day and last pre-paid entry is 4:30 p.m.
Non-Member Adult (Ages 13-64): Prices start at $28
Non-Member Child (Ages 2-12): Prices start at $23
Non-Member Senior (Ages 65+): Prices start at $23