Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans is one of the best reasons to bring the kids to the Big Easy. Located near the end of Canal Street downtown, the large complex (132,000 gallons) features a 30-foot aquatic tunnel and creatures from near and far. The best way to get your money’s worth is to buy a pass for the Aquarium, Zoo, and an Imax show for the day. For most, one full day is enough time to enjoy all three. Many travelers get confused because the IMAX and Aquarium are downtown and the Zoo is located Uptown (about 5 miles apart). Don’t worry, a steam boat will take you up and down Old Man River between locations. The dock is located on the riverwalk downtown right across from the Aquarium. The boat dock in Uptown is located in the middle of “The Fly.” “The Fly” is on the back side of the Zoo away from Magazine Street.
Canal Street at the River
#1 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Phone Number: 800-774-7394
From the West: Via Interstate 10 East, exit at Poydras Street (Exit 234B). Continue on Poydras approximately 1 mile. Turn left on Tchoupitoulas Street, then right on Canal Street. The Aquarium/IMAX is located at the foot of Canal Street at the Mississippi River.
From the East: Via Interstate 10 West, exit at Canal/Superdome (exit 235B), turning right onto Canal. The Aquarium/IMAX is located at the foot of Canal Street at the Mississippi River.
For more information you can visit their website at: Auduboninstitute.org