DISCOVER

…an underwater world of wonder. Travel through brightly colored coral reefs, creaking shipwrecks, dark ocean caves and tropical lagoons. Marvel at the variety and diversity in our unique freshwater domed gallery and travel to the deep to visit the strange creatures that lurk in the dark. Get up close and personal with sharks, rays, jellyfish and a host of other cool creatures in one of our many touch tanks. Learn how these animals adapt and survive in their environment and understand how you can make a difference in both their world and ours.

When will Shreveport Aquarium open?

Shreveport Aquarium is NOW OPEN!

How much will tickets cost?

Adult tickets are $12.00, children between 3-12 $8.00, seniors 55+ $9.00, children under 3 are free with paid adult. Special rates for schools and groups. Discounted rates are available at our admissions desk for active military, first responders, seniors, students, and AAA Members with valid ID. Discounted tickets are not available for online purchase.

What kinds of fish will be in the Aquarium?

You will find more than 3,000 animals representing more than 270 different species including sharks, rays, octopus, crabs, jellyfish and much, much more.

BUILDING GREEN

The Shreveport Aquarium is committed to building and operating an energy efficient, resource conserving, sustainable facility. The Shreveport Aquarium will be one of the greenest buildings in the state incorporating renewable energy, high efficiency equipment, water recycling and innovative design that supports our conservation message.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADMISSION

What are the aquarium's operating hours?

Open Seven Days a Week

Public Visiting Hours

Sunday – Friday

Doors Open at 12 Noon with the last entry at 5:00PM

Saturday

Doors Open at 9:00AM with the last entry at 5:00PM

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, & Easter

Special Hours are available for school groups and private events.

Can I buy my tickets online or in advance?

Yes. We have a timed ticket system that will allow you to select the time you prefer to visit. This allows us to keep the attraction accessible and keep guest numbers limited to maximize everyone’s experience.  Tickets are available at the admissions desk, however, space is limited and you may not receive tickets for entry at the time you arrive. Discounted tickets (AAA, Senior, Military, Students) are only available at our admissions desk but advance ticket purchases at our admissions desk are available.

Can I buy season tickets?

Yes, season passes are available for purchase online. Please click here to purchase Season Passes.

Can you purchase gift certificates or gift cards?

That option will be available in the near future.

Do you allow pets?

We are happy to welcome registered service and therapy pets.

How much are the tickets?

Adult tickets are $12.00, children between 3-12 $8.00, seniors 55+ $9.00, children under 3 are free with paid adult. Special rates for schools and groups.  Discounted rates are available at our admissions desk for active military, first responders, seniors, students, and AAA Members with valid ID. Discounted tickets are not available for online purchase.

Is parking free?

Yes!  We’re glad to offer free parking on site, as well as across the street on the second floor of the public parking garage, next to Sci-Port Discovery Center, and at the El Dorado Resort Parking Garage.

How to I reach the aquarium by phone?

You can call us during normal business hours at 318.383.0601.

Is there a place to eat at the aquarium?

Yes!  SALT Restaurant is our on-site eatery.

Find more information at www.saltshreveport.com or call 318.383.0602.

OPERATIONS

Disability Access

Our exhibits are designed to accommodate guests with varying disabilities.

How do I apply for a job?

Click here to visit our jobs page!

When will you be open?

We are now open!  Come by and spend some time with us!

Where is the aquarium located?

The aquarium is located at 601 Clyde Fant Parkway in Downtown Shreveport, Louisiana.

ANIMALS

What kinds of animals will I see at the aquarium?

The Shreveport aquarium exhibits over 3000 individual animals, ranging from snails to sharks, representing approximately 270 species of fish and invertebrates.

Where do the animals at the aquarium come from?

The animals at Shreveport Aquarium will be obtained from sustainable, reliable, and reputable sources. The Shreveport Aquarium will follow, and where possible exceed, the highest standard for obtaining, transporting, and holding animals as set forth by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA). Most will come from individuals and other aquariums who have surplus animals in their collection or from aquaculture sources. It will be necessary for some animals on display to be obtained from the wild in support of critical education and conservation messages.

Who takes care of the animals at the aquarium?

Biologists trained and experienced as professional aquatic animal care specialists or “aquarists” are on staff to provide the animals at the aquarium with the highest standard and quality of care.

Why should the aquarium be AZA accredited?

The AZA is the gold standard for animal care at zoos and aquariums around the world. AZA accreditation means achieving and maintaining the highest standards for animal care and educational programming.

Will the aquarium have any marine mammals on exhibit?

The Shreveport Aquarium does not have any marine mammals on exhibit at this time, but we are looking forward to include small mammals such as otters or beaver, as well as some aquatic birds, such as penguins, in the future.

Will I be able to touch any animals at the aquarium?

Yes, we have several touch opportunities for guests that will follow AZA guidelines for all animal interactions to insure the safety of both guests and animals. Visitors will be able to touch sea stars, sea urchins, shrimp, stingrays, sharks, sea jellies and more at the aquarium.