Fun Day With Kids in New Orleans- Audubon Aquarium of the Americas – Part I

New Orleans has totally surprised me.

A city that is mainly known for its festivals, food and partying is actually one of the most family friendly places we have visited in a long time.

With the help of NOLA CVB, we headed for the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

The aquarium is located along the river walk. It is literally a ten minute walk from our hotel, Maison Dupuy, which is in the French Quarters. Loved that fact that we didn’t have to take taxis to get here.

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Photo Tour of Audubon Aquarium of the Americas New Orleans

The aquarium has amazing exhibits and interactive fun stations, with different tanks all over the place.

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How about being lunch for a very big shark?

new orleans aquarium

The Amazon – go deep and see what you’ll find

audubon aquarium of the americas - amazon exhibit

Some weird, ancient fish – most likely

audubon aquarium of the americas - weird fish

The Maya Exhibit – fish from Central American Region with Maya ruins

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The Main Tank – walking under it

audubon aquarium of the americas - main tank

How about petting a sting ray and feeding it too?

audubon aquarium of the americas - stingrays

Or just being silly

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Video Fun

Information About Visiting Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

The aquarium is closed on Mondays, but Tuesday through Sunday stays open 10 – 5 pm.

Prices:

There are tons of packages to enjoy

Regular General Admission

$23.95 Adult Admission
$17.95 Child (2 -12) Admission
$18.95 Senior (65+) Admission

Aquarium and IMAX experience

$28.95 Adult Admission
$22.95 Child (2 -12) Admission
$22.95 Senior (65+) Admission

The Entergy IMAX® Theatre ticket is valid for one movie on first-come, first-served availability. Tickets may be purchased in advance and used the day of your visit.

Audubon Experience Package

$41.95 Adult Admission
$29.95 Child (2 -12) Admission
$29.95 Senior (65+) Admission

This one includes a visit to Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX® Theatre and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. The Audubon Experience package includes one visit to each facility. The packages are valid for 30 consecutive days starting with your first visit. The IMAX® ticket is valid for one movie on first-come, first-served availability. Tickets may be purchased in advance and used the day of your visit.

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About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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