Tropical Shark Exhibit

Tropical Shark Exhibit

Visit the impressive bonnethead sharks along with a Queensland grouper in our popular Tropical Sharks exhibit. Queensland groupers, also known as giant groupers, are the largest bony fish found on coral reefs. Our grouper is fairly small now -- only about 20 inches long -- but he can grow to reach nine feet and weigh over 1,200 lbs!

Once you've explored the exhibit, be sure to notice the nearby display and take a picture of your family standing in the large shark mouth! This popular photo opportunity is an all-time favorite with visitors!

Aquarium Visitor Info



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.