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Great Maya Reef
Great Maya Reef
The new 4,200 square-foot Great Maya Reef at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas opened March 8! This new experience transforms the opening exhibit of the Aquarium into a great, submerged Maya city of the Yucatan peninsula.
The adventure begins as visitors walk through the 30-foot-long tunnel into a submerged Maya city of mysterious ruins, surrounded by exotic sea creatures. This underwater world of the ancient, flooded metropolis is alive with lion fish, yellowtail snapper, moray eels, spiny lobsters and more all at home among stunning coral, sunken artifacts and forgotten treasure.
- Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
- Maya Dive Adventure: 10:30 am dive;
$250 for non-members/$225 for members
- Maya Snorkel Adventure: 1:30 pm snorkel;
$175 for non-members/$150 for members
Download the Maya Reef app to help ID the many fish found in the exhibit. Available in the iTunes store.
Aquarium Visitor Info
7 days a week | 10am - 5pm
Parakeet Pointe Temporary Closure
Parakeet Pointe will be closed for improvements the week of August 11, 2014 and will reopen as soon as possible.
The Aquarium will close at 2:00pm on Friday, September 12, 2014 to prepare for Scales & Ales.
Tip for Your Aquarium Trip
Exciting changes are coming to the Aquarium and our directional signage is getting a makeover, so please bear with us!
Please view construction updates before you arrive.
$39.50 Adult Admission
$27.50 Child (2 -12) Admission
$27.50 Senior (65+) Admission
Our best value! Visit Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX® Theatre and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium for one low price. The Audubon Experience package includes one visit to each facility. Audubon Experience packages are valid for 30 consecutive days starting with your first visit. The IMAX® ticket is valid for one movie on first-come, first-served availability. Tickets may be purchased in advance and used the day of your visit. Our attractions are open 7 days a week.
$22.50 Adult Admission
$16.00 Child (2 -12) Admission
$17.00 Senior (65+) Admission
Free for Audubon Members
Go behind the scenes at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas for an up-close encounter with an endangered African penguin. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an intimate, hands-on experience with a penguin in Audubon’s private penguin encounter. Advance tickets recommended. Read More.
$27.50 Adult Admission
$21.50 Child (2 -12) Admission
$21.50 Senior (65+) Admission
The Entergy IMAX® Theatre ticket is valid for one movie on first-come, first-served availability. Tickets may be purchased in advance and used the day of your visit.
Discounted admission for groups of 10 or more and group lunches for 20 or more. Exciting, educational and entertaining trips at economical rates are available with advance reservations at the Zoo, Aquarium, Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and IMAX®. To make your reservations or for more information please call (504) 581-4629 or 1-800-774-7394, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.