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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas at LA

Explore Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Part of the Audubon Nature Institute, the Explore Audubon Aquarium of the Americas provides "edu-tainment" for the whole family with a focus on the planet's aquatic life and a wide range of exhibits. Experience hands-on attractions like "Parakeet Pointe," where visitors can feed hundreds of exotic birds. "Geaux Fish" is a fun kid-friendly exhibit exploring LA's fishing industry. Get submerged in the "Great Maya Reef," a 30-foot tunnel through "ancient ruins" populated by moray eels, spiny lobsters and lion fish. "Frogs - Beyond the Green" features a plethora of amphibians. Get lost in America's largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives at the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Le Pavillon Hotel, close to Explore Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, is the perfect home base for exploring the Aquarium, a calm retreat after a day spent learning about the wonders of the deep.


Prices -

 $25.95 for adults; $17.95 for kids (2-12); $20.95 for seniors (65+)

Hours -

 Open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Scales & Ales
  • SEAlebration
  • Go 4th on the River


  • Stingray touch pool
  • Penguin feeding
  • Sea otter training and chat
  • Gulf chat
  • Mississippi Creature Feature


  • When is the best time to visit the Aquarium?

    The Audubon Aquarium is least busy during weekday afternoons, especially after 2:30 p.m. Peak season begins as early as March and goes through the summer, with school field trips and day camps visiting the Aquarium in the early part of the day. Low season is September through January. Buy your tickets online in advance to avoid long lines. Weekends, holidays and special event days are most busy at the Aquarium.
  • Are there places to eat in the Aquarium?

    Yes. The Audubon Aquarium offers several dining choices, from snacks and treats to full meals. The Aqua Grill in the Aquarium Food Court serves fresh salads and made-to-order hot sandwiches. Other Food Court choices include Papa John's Pizza and Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream.

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