Who doesn’t love a day of fun at the aquarium? The Audubon Aquarium is an aquatic maze of wonders from around the world.
Start your underwater adventure off in the Great Maya Reef Exhibit. This 4,200 square foot exhibit makes you feel like you are in the middle of the sunken Mayan city, surrounded by lion fish, eels, coral reef and endless wonders.
Swim up to the surface and you will find yourself in the Amazon Rainforest Exhibit. This exhibit has been created to look and feel just like the rainforest with all of its inhabitants. There are plenty of payara piranhas and pacu fish in the tanks — probably don’t want to stick your finger in there! The tree-top loop lets visitors get up around the canopy where birds of the rainforest fly freely through the exhibit.
And now the moment most of you are probably waiting for — the penguins! They’re nature’s playful little butlers and Audubon Aquarium is home to over 20 African Penguins. You can watch these amphibious creatures waddle and dive through their exhibit. If you want to witness a frenzy, make sure you show up for the feeding times at 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM.
Want more of an interactive experience?
Reef Rescue is a virtual reality experience where players are tasked to help clean up The Great Barrier Reef. Reef Rescue is not only a blast for users, but it stresses the importance of reef conservation and taking care of our delicate underwater ecosystems.
Since we’re on the Mississippi, Audubon Aquarium has an entire exhibit dedicated to the aquatic life of the Mississippi. As you may have guessed, there is an alligator along with a bunch of his river buddies waiting to be discovered!
All of this and more awaits at Audubon Aquarium.