Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

1 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA  70130

(504) 565-3033

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is located in Downtown New Orleans where Canal Street meets the Mississippi River. 



Directions from the West
-  From Interstate 10 East, exit at Poydras Street (#234B)
-  Continue on Poydras approximately 1 mile.
-  Turn left on S. Peters Street.
-  Turn right on Canal Street.
-  The Aquarium and Theater are located at the foot of Canal Street at the Mississippi River.

Directions from the East
-  From Interstate 10 West, exit at Canal/Superdome (#235B)
-  Turn right onto Canal.
-  The Aquarium and Theater are located at the foot of Canal Street at the Mississippi River.



Parking Resources/Options
For those who wish to park Downtown, there are a few options available for your convenience:

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Discounted Parking 

  • Hilton Whale Wall Lot - 728 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130
    • DETAILS:
      • Credit/debit card payments only — cash payments are not accepted. 
      • This special rate may vary, is subject to change without notice, and does not apply to any other Hilton lots. 
      • Discounted parking is available on a first come, first served basis.
      • To redeem validation, present parking ticket to the Aquarium Info Booth. A guest services attendant will validate your parking.

  • Premium Parking Garage at Canal Place - 333 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Additional Info:
    • Discounted parking will not be available for Audubon Supper Club events at the Aquarium.
    • Discounted parking is subject to change without notice and is often not applicable during major holidays, Carnival season, festivals and major sporting events.

Parking Meters
Metered parking is available. Please read the posted signs carefully, as parking rules vary throughout the city.


On-Demand Transportation
On-demand transportation options such as Uber, Lyft, or other existing rideshare apps are available in the Greater New Orleans area to the Aquarium and are popular options.

Public Transportation:
Walking and using public transportation has an incredible impact on the environment. Simple changes to our daily routines can change the future of the planet. Consider using public transportation for your next trip to the Aquarium!

Audubon Aquarium can be accessed by the RTA’s Riverfront Streetcar Line or the Canal Street Streetcar line. The Aquarium can be accessed by the RTA’s 5:Marigny-Bywater, 10:Tchoupitoulas, 16:South Claiborne, and 55:Elysian Fields bus lines. Many bus routes have stops on Canal Street within walking distance to the Aquarium. 

The Aquarium can be accessed by both the Algiers and Gretna Ferries. The Algiers and Gretna Ferries offer riders a quick trip to the Canal Street Ferry Terminal at the foot of Canal Street.  Read more about Ferry pricing and schedules.

From the Airport
JeT’s Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) bus provides service from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner to Downtown New Orleans on weekends only. The E-2 stops at Carrollton and Tulane Avenues where it connects with the RTA's 39:Tulane bus. From there, Aquarium guests can board the Canal Street Streetcar line to Downtown New Orleans.  Read more about RTA bus routes, pricing and schedules.

Taxi Cab Service
Liberty Bell Cab: (504) 821-8222
New Orleans Carriage Cabs: (504) 207-7777
United Cabs: (504) 522-9771