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NY, New York
January 23, 2005
From journal New Orleans the Big Easy
January 5, 2011
From journal Not-quite-New Year's in NOLA
August 22, 2007
From journal Weekend in New Orleans
July 14, 2003
From journal a rainy week in nawlins
July 17, 2000
From journal The Best of New Orleans
May 31, 2003
From journal Steal Away to a Family Friendly New Orleans
January 26, 2003
If you’re touring without children, allow a couple of hours to thoroughly tour these wonderful exhibits. With children, plan to stay longer as they’ll be enraptured by some of the creatures here.
On the first floor, saunter through the “Caribbean Tunnel,” a clear plexiglass tube through an underwater garden. Fascinating fish and colorful coral will keep you gawking for several minutes. Wander past tanks of glowing jellyfish and stop to watch the sharks swimming in the Gulf of Mexico tank.
Climb the stairs to the 2nd floor to see sea creatures of the Amazon Rain Forest, including huge catfish, then pause to watch the playful penguins before heading over to pet a baby shark. Yes—-pet a baby shark! The prankish otters require more than a brief stop as they roll, splash, and play. Next is an area of changing exhibits. Right now the exhibit is Frogs!--every color and size imaginable. Next stop, a rare, white alligator sitting on a dock in a reconstruction of a Louisiana bayou fishing spot.
There are several areas where you can see some of the inner workings of the aquarium. You’ll see some of the pumps and filters that keep the creatures in the right temperature and chemical mix for their survival here.
The IMAX Theater offers two or three movies shown several times throughout the day. We saw Space Station 3D. Awesome, awesome! Except for the lady who took an “emergency” cell phone call and chatted for 10 minutes during the show!
There really is no reason to pay full price for this attraction. Coupons can be found everywhere, even at the information booth at the airport, for discounts and combination discounts.
From journal New Orleans through a Yankee's Eyes
New Orleans, Louisiana
August 27, 2000
Its relative location to the French Quarter make it a must see. Park in the parking lot behind the Holday Inn next to the mural of the whale. Walk thru the Riverwalk mall and don't forget your tickets on the way back for free parking (first 3 hours).
From journal New Orleans for the family?
Queens, New York
July 6, 2007
From journal Mardi Gras Weekend in New Orleans
IG, British Columbia
August 13, 2006
From journal The Big Easy