New Orleans: Audubon Aquarium & Insectarium Ticket

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Explore the underwater world at Audubon Aquarium, a New Orleans aquarium voted one of the top five aquariums in the U.S. Be immersed in the wonder of Audubon Insectarium's Butterfly Garden.

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  • See an incredible mix of over 3,600 animals from more than 250 species
  • Interact with sharks and stingrays in a 60-foot hands-on touch pool
  • Be immersed in the Great Maya Reef from a 30-foot clear viewing tunnel
  • Discover crowd favorites like the penguin exhibit and rare white alligators
  • Save money with combo upgrades to Audubon Zoo and Butterfly Garden


Take a peek beneath the surface with a visit to the reimagined, state-of-the-art Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans. Marvel at more than 3,600 animals from over 250 species in an AZA-accredited aquarium voted one of the top five aquariums in the USA Today 10 Best reader poll. Make your own way to the aquarium, which is adjacent to the French Quarter. Once inside, explore a vast underwater world spanning the Caribbean and the Amazon Rainforest to the waters that give New Orleans its lifeblood: the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. See a large variety of marine life, including endangered species. Touch sharks and stingrays in the Shark Discovery Touch Pool, and enter a 30-foot-long tunnel to admire aquatic creatures of all shapes and sizes as they swim through the Great Maya Reef habitat. In the Amazon Rainforest gallery, discover lush plant life, free-flying birds, stunning aquatic species such as piranhas and pacus, an anaconda snake, and much more. Feel amazed by the array of aquatic life in the aquarium’s largest exhibit, the 450,000-gallon Gulf of Mexico habitat. Upgrade to include combination tickets and make savings on individual entry. Opt to include Audubon Zoo, located in spacious grounds in uptown, or both Audubon Zoo and Audubon Insectarium and Butterfly Garden, which is located in the same building as the aquarium.


Audubon Aquarium skip-the-ticket-line entry ticket Educational programs Audubon Zoo skip-the-ticket-line entry ticket (if option selected) Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium skip-the-ticket-line entry ticket

Important Information

  • Children under 2 are free Opening hours for all Audubon Attractions are 10 AM–5 PM, with the last entry 30 minutes before closing time Certified service animals are allowed in the Aquarium, except in the Amazon Encounters and Amazon Rainforest areas Strollers cannot be larger than 29” (72 cm) in width and 52” (132 cm) in length The aquarium is wheelchair accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis Wagons, wagon strollers, push cars, and ride-ons are not permitted to ensure guests of all ages and abilities can maneuver through the Aquarium safely. Combo tickets are not valid for Cool Zoo, Boo at the Zoo, Zoo to Do, Zoo to Do for Kids, Zoo Lights, or any other special admission events at any Audubon facility If you purchase the “Audubon Aquarium and Insectarium Combo Ticket” or the “Audubon 3-Attraction Combo Ticket”, you have 5 days from your scheduled ticket date to visit the other attraction(s)

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