Aquarium of the Americas

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Seeing Spots

A project of the Audubon Institute, the Aquarium is located in New Orleans and is home to a rare albino Louisiana alligator named Spots (whose strange lack of pigmentation earned him a spot on the Tonight Show!).

Project Seahorse

The Aquarium holds and breeds seahorses in an effort to preserve these tiny animals, whose habitats are largely threatened.

Fun Times for the Whole Family

Everyone can appreciate the frog exhibit, which features poison dart frogs and milk frogs. The kids, especially, will love the cownose rays in a touch pool and the sea otters named Buck and Emma. There are public otter feedings every afternoon at 2PM. Don’t miss the penguin colony, which houses various species of these black-and-white favorites.

Tunnel of Tropics

Walk through the 30-foot-long Caribbean reef tunnel and experience the feeling of diving without any of the gear weighing you down.

Extra Entertainment

And, after all those exhibits, catch a show at the in-house IMAX theater, which shows an ever-changing roster of relevant films. _____________________________ {{{short_description}}}

Organization type: Public Aquaria

Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
US
North America
(504) 861-2537

http://www.auduboninstitute.org/

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