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Tips For Your Trip

Ticketing Tips

Skip the lines! Book your tickets online and print your tickets at home. Or, consider an off-site ticket outlet.

Best Times to Visit

  • For the best experience, visit during the Aquarium's least frequented times—weekday afternoons.
  • From March to May, schedule your visit in the early part of the week after 2:30 pm to avoid the bulk of school group visitation.
  • During the summer, start your visit after 3 pm to avoid camp groups and busy general admission lines.
  • Visit during the fall/winter months (September through January) when our facility is the least crowded and you can casually take in our exhibits at your own pace.
  • Holidays, special events and weekends are our busiest days. On weekdays you may call our hotline at (504) 581-4629 or on weekends call (504) 378-2552 prior to your visit to see if we are expecting/experiencing crowds on the day you would like to visit.

Visiting Tips

  • The museum is handicapped accessible.
  • Strollers are allowed in the Aquarium. Rented strollers are also available for $10 with $5 refunded upon return.
  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available for complimentary use.
  • Photography (including flash) is permitted in the Aquarium.
  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is a "smoke-free" facility. For the safety and health of all patrons, our staff and the animals in our stewardship, smoking is only permitted outside of the Aquarium.

Information above is subject to change.


Audubon Aquarium of the Americas entrance is located at 1 Canal Street facing the Mississippi River.  The Aquarium entrance is handicap accessible.   


Restrooms are located in the Aquarium lobby near the Information Booth on the first floor and between the Frogs and Sea Otter exhibits on the second floor. 

Information Booth

The Information Booth is located in the Aquarium lobby where exhibit maps, daily schedules and facility information is available.   Wheelchairs may be obtained, free of charge, with the deposit of photo identification at the Information Booth in the Aquarium lobby.  Wheelchairs are available in limited numbers, on a first-come, first-serve basis inside of the Aquarium.  Strollers are not available for use at the Aquarium.  Guests are advised to bring their personal strollers for use at the Aquarium.

Wheelchair and Stroller Routes

Elevators are available to assist visitors in easily maneuvering the Aquarium.  Small strollers are best for navigating the Aquarium.  View the Aquarium map for additional details. 

Service Animals

Service animals are allowed in all public areas of the Aquarium.


Audubon Aquarium is full of engaging activities for the whole family. View our calendar of events to learn more about what is going on at the Aquarium.

Aquarium Map

View the Aquarium map.

Maps are also available in the lobby when you arrive!

Aquarium Visitor Info



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