Do you love spending a day at the zoo? Like escaping the summer heat at the aquarium? Or, do you have an obsession with animals of the creepy crawly variety?
If any of these apply to you, you owe it to yourself to stop by the Audubon Nature Institute during your next visit to The Big Easy.
During our brief stay in New Orleans, it became obvious, this odd city nestled along the terminus of the mighty Mississippi is an amalgamation of cultural hot spots.
You might not think the zoo would be all that special in the scheme of things but it’s actually one of the city’s oldest and most celebrated points of interest.
Spread over 58 acres along the banks for the Mississippi, the century old zoo has undergone a tremendous transformation since its foundation at the dawn of the 20th century.
The city came together in the early ‘70s to rebuilt the aging facility. Today, the zoo is growing yet again, with new attractions popping up every year.
The Audubon Aquarium and Insectarium may not have the same heritage, but they are born from the same wonder first inspired by the zoo more than a century ago.
At about $40 a ticket, the Audubon Experience may not sound cheap, but if you think of it as more of an all access pass to the zoo, aquarium and insectarium it’s really not a bad deal.
Not convinced? Check out our 10 favorite shots from our Audubon Experience.
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