Located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter Audubon Aquarium of the Americas immerses you in an underwater world. The colors of the Great Maya Reef come alive in our walk-through tunnel, while our penguins and Southern sea otters are visitor favorites. Touch a stingray, feed a parakeet, and marvel at our gigantic sharks and rays in the 400,000-gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit. Watch for sea turtles throughout the Aquarium as coordinator of the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program, we prepare many of them for release to the wild.
OPEN - Monday, Dec. 23 OPEN - Christmas Eve - Tuesday, Dec. 24 • EARLY CLOSING - Zoo (3 PM), Aquarium (4 PM), Theater (Last show at 3:40 PM), Butterfly Garden and Insectarium (3:30 PM), Nature Center (4 PM, Trails 3:30 PM) CLOSED - Christmas - Wednesday, Dec. 25 OPEN - Monday, Dec. 30 OPEN - New Year's Eve - Tuesday, Dec. 31 OPEN - New Year's Day - Wednesday, Jan. 1