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 EXPLORE AUDUBON AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS

We are thrilled to welcome you back to the Aquarium as part of Audubon Nature Institute’s phased reopening. A huge thank you to Audubon Reopening Partners, Children’s Hospital New Orleans and the New Orleans Pelicans, for helping us reopen our doors for you! Please note that many things about your Aquarium visit, from how you purchase tickets to your journey through the Aquarium, will be a little different in the past due to COVID-19 safety measures. Please visit our Reopening Page to find more information on what to expect on your next Audubon Aquarium of the Americas adventure, read Audubon’s full reopening plan, and download a current Aquarium Guide.


Penguins Exhibit


PENGUINS

Perhaps our most popular pastime... watching penguins at play!

Close-up of an African Penguin with it's head peering through clear water.

Penguin Panorama: More than 20 African Penguins, ranging in ages, make up the penguin colony at Audubon Aquarium. Many of the birds in our colony are offspring born right here at the Aquarium and raised by our staff, while others are visitors from other zoos and aquariums around North America.

Come and enjoy watching our penguin colony as they waddle, dive, and climb all around their temperate, rocky exhibit. African Penguins are native to South Africa, and are well adjusted to living in a warm environment. To keep dry and insulated in cooler water, African penguins are covered in dense, water-proof feathers. These feathers are white on the belly and black on the back, which aids in camouflage. Juvenile African Penguins are charcoal-gray, and receive their first “tuxedo” of black and white at 17 to 18 months of age. Males have blue name tags on the right flipper, and females have red tags on their left flipper. We have a number of pairs nesting in our colony, so watch for courtship behaviors and pairs going about their nest-building activity.

Penguin feedings occur every day at 10:30am and 3:00pm, where you are invited to ask our staff any questions you've ever wanted to ask about penguins.

Want to be a Penguin keeper for 90 minutes? Check out our Backstage Penguin Pass, an intimate behind-the-scenes experience where you get up close and personal with a couple of our people-friendly penguins, prepare and feed the birds a meal in their exhibit, and learn what it really takes to care for these fascinating birds while taking all the photos you want.


Aquarium Sea Otter Exhibit

SEA OTTERS

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Meet our Southern sea otters – sure to steal your heart!


Aquarium Jellyfish Exhibit

JELLIES

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Discover the mystery and wonder of jellyfish.


Aquarium Amazon Rainforest Exhibit

AMAZON RAINFOREST

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Journey to a rainforest to discover piranhas and pacus. 


Aquarium Shark Discovery

SHARK DISCOVERY

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Coming Soon – the new shark and ray touchpool named "Shark Discovery"

Aquarium Penguin Exhibit

PENGUINS

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Our most popular pastime... watching penguins at play!


Aquarium Seahorse Exhibit

SEAHORSES

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Meet the world's best Dads in the animal kingdom! 


Aquarium Great Maya Reef Exhibit

GREAT MAYA REEF

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Take an underwater adventure into a submerged Maya city!


Aquarium Amazon Rainforest Exhibit

GULF OF MEXICO

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Our largest exhibit holding 400,000 gallons of water! 


Aquarium Amazon Rainforest Exhibit

MISSISSIPPI RIVER

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Here you can learn all about life in the Mississippi River! 


Aquarium Parakeet Pointe Exhibit

PARAKEET POINTE

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Enjoy hands-on fun with hundreds of exotic birds!