Aquarium of the Americas

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by themusicaltraveller on February 10, 2005

I thoroughly enjoyed this aquarium as much as I enjoyed the zoo. This aquarium had sea life from all over the world divided into separate exhibits.

There was a beautiful glass tunnel that surrounded you with species of the Caribbean.

The jellyfish exhibit was amazing. There were some of the biggest jellyfish I've ever seen.

A tropical rainforest with piranhas and wild plant life was a lot fun. It's the closest I think you'll ever get to a piranha, unless of course you'd be silly enough to go swimming in a rainforest somewhere.

There's a fun penguin exhibit that I think is great for the kids.

The Gulf of Mexico exhibit has some big and rare sharks. From what I remember, it housed a hammerhead shark at the time, which is very rare to see in an aquarium.

I've heard that they are opening a big insect exhibit. It may already be opened by now, but it sounds like it'll be fun.

There is also an IMAX theater that we didn't get to go to, but any IMAX is always a fun learning experience.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130
(800) 774-7394

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