COME TOUCH
TOMORROW

Shreveport Aquarium will transform Shreveport’s historic Barnwell Center into one of the country’s most exciting aquarium attractions bridging the fun and excitement of aquariums with the mission of ocean education and conservation all contained within a LEED-certified environment.

COME TOUCH TOMORROW

Shreveport Aquarium will transform Shreveport’s historic Barnwell Center into one of the country’s most exciting aquarium attractions bridging the fun and excitement of aquariums with the mission of ocean education and conservation all contained within a LEED-certified environment.

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 plans to open its doors in August 2017.

How much will tickets cost?

Tickets will be $12 for adults and $8 for children. A family of four will be able to visit the Shreveport Aquarium for the same price for less than a night at the movies!

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. Following the LEED program ( Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) 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.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADMISSION

Can I buy my tickets online or in advance?

Yes. We will 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. General tickets will be available online soon. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on when purchasing online will be activated.

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+ $8.00, children under 3 are free with paid adult. Special rates rates for schools and groups.

OPERATIONS

Disability Access

Our exhibits are designed to accommodate guests with varying disabilities.

How do I apply for a job?

Job Fairs for a variety of positions will begin soon. Please sign up for email job alerts.

When will you be open?

We will be opening in August 2017. Please sign up for email alerts.

ANIMALS

What kinds of animals will I see at the aquarium?

The Shreveport aquarium will exhibit 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” will be employed 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 will not have any marine mammals on exhibit when we open, 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 will 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.