Located on the edge of the French Quarter, right on the waterfront (and short walk from the famous Cafe du Monde), lies the New Orleans Aquarium. Maybe you’ve even passed it, not realizing what it is. I get it. You’re probably too busy focusing on the gorgeous views of the Mississippi River, watching the riverboats sail by, and admiring the Crescent City Connection Bridge.
Right across from the above is the New Orleans Aquarium. It’s on the small side, but don’t let that fool you – there are plenty of things to see and do! It’s worth a half day here at least. Admission costs $45 for two adults, and for a little extra, visitors can partake in some really fun activities, like feeding birds and stingrays!
I love penguins! These little guys are adorable and so full of pep! Be sure to add a feeding to your must see list while you’re here!
Feeding birds is a fairly new attraction, and definitely pulls in the crowds! They are a riot! For a small additional fee, visitors can buy feeding sticks and pet the birds as they fly and land right on you!
Who knew you didn’t have to visit some Caribbean island and book an overly expensive excursion to feed rays? For another small fee, visitors can purchase fish and feed stingrays alongside the aquarium’s staff! This activity is limited to a only few people per feeding, so be sure to sign up in advance!
The New Orleans Aquarium is a blast! I’m so excited we made it a point to go!