Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
At the Omni Riverfront Hotel, you’re just steps away from some of the best attractions in New Orleans. Museums, shopping, and award-winning restaurants await you at every corner, showcasing our unique and celebrated heritage. Your time in the Crescent City will be even more memorable after a visit to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.
Walking onto Convention Center Boulevard, you’ll see the grand glass structure that houses one of the nation’s top 10 aquariums situated just a few blocks down. Located right along the banks of the Mississippi River, the Audubon Aquarium connects you to the Gulf of Mexico, the mighty Mississippi, and explores the undersea wonders of the Western hemisphere. The Audubon Aquarium welcomes you through a walk-through tunnel showcasing a variety of Gulf fish and other sea creatures. There are 15,000 animals inhabited here, including clown fish and blue surgeonfish (think “Finding Nemo!”), lionfish, sharks, sea anemones and seahorses. There’s even a special section dedicated to frogs! You can pet a sting ray, or be entertained by penguins and sea otters.
Before heading back to the Omni Riverfront, you and the kids can take a splash through the aquarium’s 90-foot linear water feature to cool off as you head into the steamy air that is summer in New Orleans.
Get the complete Audubon Nature experience with your choice of admission to the group of museums that make up the institute.