I love to travel but you know the saying: There’s no place like home. Dorthy sure knew what she was talking about. Exploring your own city is a must for any family or travel. Not only is getting to your favorite local attraction budget friendly, but you can always scout the internet for deals throughout the year. Or, if your favorite attraction offers a yearly membership, being a member is the best over all deal for any family.
This week I’m featuring one of my favorite all time favorite local attractions: Audubon Aquarium of Americas in New Orleans, Louisiana. Every color of the rainbow is represented in the water and children (and adults) are instantly magnetized by its beauty. Being a ‘bargainista’ I buy discounted tickets to various attractions all year long and save for the weekly summertime outing. Best part about the aquarium, you can beat the heat in the air conditioning!
My kids get so excited visiting the Audubon Aquarium. Penguins, sea otters and the jellyfishes are their top 3 favorite friends to visit while roaming the underwater world. I love that they can get an hands on experience at some of the many exhibits at the aquarium. My kids have been wanting to do the backstage penguin pass but time was a major issue during this visit, so I promised the kids we will meet the penguins on our next visit!
Why is it that my kids are instantly attracted to the jellyfish?!? The kids just loved this jellyfish sculpture. I love all the art decor and sculptures located within the Audubon Aquarium of Americas. Visiting New Orleans with the kids is so fun. The Audubon Aquarium of Americas is centrally located on the Mississippi River just a few blocks from the French Quarter. You can park for the day, visit the aquarium and take a stroll and have lunch in the French Quarter. Family fun is just a trolly ride away!
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas General Admission
$22.50 Adult Admission
$16.00 Child (2 -12) Admission
$17.00 Senior (65+) Admission
Free for Audubon Members