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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is on the Mississippi River at 1 Canal St. More than 10,000 specimens represent some 400 species of marine life and birds found throughout the Americas. Visitors can see sharks, stingrays, piranhas, a white alligator, black-footed African penguins, sea otters and an endangered sea turtle.

Aquatic habitats include the 400,000-gallon Gulf of Mexico exhibit, the Great Maya Reef, the Amazon Rainforest and the Mississippi River. Other displays include the Seahorse Gallery and one of the largest jellyfish collections in the world. Reef Rescue offers visitors of all ages an interactive, virtual reality dive into a coral reef habitat featuring a 360° view. Entergy Giant Screen Theater is housed here as well. Adjacent to the aquarium, Woldenberg Riverfront Park is the location of cultural and educational facilities. Animal encounter programs are available by advance reservation.

Food is available.

Aquarium (includes Entergy Giant Screen Theater) $29.95; $24.95 (ages 65+); $21.95 (ages 2-12). Audubon Experience combination ticket with Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Audubon Zoo (valid for 30 consecutive days from first use) $44.95; $37.95 (ages 65+); $34.95 (ages 2-12). Phone ahead to confirm rates.
Station: Canal Street
Daily 10-5, early Mar.-Labor Day; Tues.-Sun. and select holiday Mon. 10-5, rest of year. Closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 2 hours minimum.
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