Take Them To The Aquarium And Then Grab A Bite At Mulate’s
It’s too hot to go outside. Is your family getting bored? How about a trip to the Aquarium or the Insectarium? Both are air-conditioned and your kids might even learn something new.
About The Aquarium Of The Americas
Located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter Audubon Aquarium of the Americas immerses you in an underwater world. The colors of a Caribbean reef come alive in our walk-through tunnel, while the penguins and Southern sea otter enchant you with their antics. Touch a sting ray, feed a parakeet, and marvel at our gigantic sharks, tarpon, and rays in the 400,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit. Watch for sea turtles throughout the Aquarium as coordinator of the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program, we prepare many of them for release to the wild.
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street, encourages you to use all five senses as you explore North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. You’ll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet and along the way, you’ll be shrunk to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs, by bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden. Voted “A top museum for you and your kids” by CNN.com, 2009.
To enjoy Cajun food, join us at Mulate’s for authentic Cajun cuisine.
After all that walking, you and your family are probably hungry. We’re located just a short distance away from the Aquarium and the Insectarium at 201 Julia Street in the Warehouse District, and laissez les bon temps rouler. For more information, call (504) 522-1492 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about accommodating large groups.