Driving and Parking

Visit Audubon Aquarium of the Americas


Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is located in Downtown New Orleans where Canal Street meets the Mississippi River.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
#1 Canal St
New Orleans, LA

(504) 565-3033

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Directions from the West

From Interstate 10 East, exit at Poydras Street (#234B). Continue on Poydras approximately 1 mile. Turn left on S. Peters Street. Turn right on Canal Street. The Aquarium and IMAX® are located at the foot of Canal Street at the Mississippi River.

Directions from the East

From Interstate 10 West, exit at Canal/Superdome (#235B) turning right onto Canal. The Aquarium and IMAX® are located at the foot of Canal Street at the Mississippi River.

Discounted Parking

Parking discounts are subject to change without notice and are often not applicable during major holidays, Carnival season, festivals and major sporting events.

Self-parking is $5 off at the JAX Brewery Parking Lot, Sugar Parking Lot, Badine Parking Lot and Canal Place Parking Garage.

At the Hilton Whale Wall Lot, self-parking rates for up to 6 hours is $7 off of the posted price. For time exceeding 6 hours or a parking rate exceeding $18, regular rates will apply. This special does not apply to any other Hilton lots.

Parking tickets must be validated at the Aquarium, IMAX® or Butterfly Garden and Insectarium to receive the parking discount.

Street addresses of the participating parking lots:

JAX Brewery Parking Lot311 Conti Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Canal Place Parking Garage100 Rue Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Badine Parking Lot111 Rue Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Sugar Parking Lot100 Conti St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Hilton Whale Wall Lot728 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

Not all Premium Parking locations are included in the discounted parking program.

Parking Meters

Metered parking is available. Please read the posted signs carefully as parking rules vary throughout the city.

Printable Directions & Parking Information

Public Transportation:

Walking and using public transportation has an incredible impact on the environment. Simple changes to our daily routines can change the future of the planet. Consider public transportation for your next trip to the Aquarium.

Streetcar

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas can be accessed by the Riverfront Streetcar Line or the Canal Street Streetcar line. Read more about Streetcar pricing, schedules and stops.

RTA Bus

The Aquarium can be accessed by the 5:Marigny-Bywater line. Many bus routes have stops on Canal Street, which provide riders with access within walking distance to the Aquarium. Read more about RTA bus routes, pricing and schedules.

Ferry

The Aquarium can be accessed by both the Algiers and Gretna Ferries.  The Algiers and Gretna Ferries offer riders a quick trip to the Canal Street Ferry Terminal at the foot of Canal Street.  Each ferry is free for riders and costs $1 per vehicle. Read more about Ferry pricing and schedules.

From the Airport

The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) provides service from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner to Downtown New Orleans. The E-2 stops at Carrollton and Tulane Avenues where it connects with the RTA's 39:Tulane bus.  From there, Aquarium guests can board the Canal Street Streetcar line to Downtown New Orleans.  Read more about RTA bus routes, pricing and schedules.

Taxi Cab Service

Liberty Bell Cab: (504) 821-8222
New Orleans Carriage Cabs: (504) 207-7777
United Cabs: (504) 522-9771

Aquarium Visitor Info

Hours

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Plan Your Visit

Shopping and Dining

Chats and Feeds

  • Learn about the Gulf of Mexico and its many inhabitants.
  • Be witness to the Gulf Feed at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

Exhibits and Attractions

  • Perhaps our most popular pastime... watching penguins at play!
  • A interactive Geaux Fish! exhibit brings the Gulf Coast fishing industry to life.