Perched on the banks of the Mississippi River at the end of Canal Street, the aquarium is one of New Orleans most popular attractions. There are more than 15,000 creatures here ranging from 15-foot sharks and gargantuan grouper to sting rays, otters, turtles and some critters so small and fast you'll miss them if you blink. Start with the most impressive exhibit—the 400,000-gallon, 17-foot-deep Gulf of Mexico section, which depicts the underbelly of an oil rig and is filled with some of the biggest fish in the aquarium. The other must-see is the 30-foot long tunnel that takes you through a Caribbean reef and an Amazon rainforest filled with some of the giant fish and creatures that inhabit the Amazon River.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Animal Life, Educational
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