New Orleans Aquarium

The Audubon Aquarium is located at the foot of Canal Street on the banks of the Mississippi, just steps from the French Quarter.Immerse yourself in the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans, one of the finest aquariums in the U.S., where you can explore the aquatic habitats of the Caribbean, Amazon, Mississippi River, and Gulf of Mexico.Watch penguins play, pet a shark, and experience the largest collection of sharks and jellies in the nation at this New Orleans Aquarium.Don’t miss sea otters “Buck and Emma”, Seahorses, frogs, or the Louisiana native white alligator.See all the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in just two hours!

Not much to say here except that it was awesome, you should go, and enjoy the photos.  Ok, maybe a little more to say.  I haven’t been to any of the bigger aquariums elsewhere so I might not know what I’m missing, but I thought the Audubon Aquarium was very impressive.  They had a good variety of aquatic wildlife (Penguins!  Piranhas!) in tanks big and small with some fun kids’ play areas mixed in.  Quick tip: find out what the feeding times are at the huge tank that’s at the tail end of the aquarium (last photo) so you can either find a good spot to watch or try to avoid it altogether, because once feeding time starts it’s practically impossible to get past the crowd.

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