Amanda Simmons

The Shreveport Aquarium is o’fish’ally open for business.

The attraction, dubbed an underwater world of wonder, houses more than 3,000 animals representing more than 270 different species including sharks, rays, octopus, crabs, jellyfish and more. Kingston Elementary fourth graders were the first school group to experience the brand new attraction.

Students engaged in various activities, getting a closeup look at sharks and touching some of the sea’s most unique creatures. Kingston S.T.E.A.M. Director Laurie Salvail said the aquarium is much more than just a fish tank…it’s an excellent learning tool right at your fingertips.

“For them to be able to actually see the animals that are in their textbooks and touch them really opens up their imaginations,” she said. “This is a unique experience and it’s so much more than I expected.”

The Shreveport Aquarium is located at 601 Clyde Fant Parkway in Downtown Shreveport, Louisiana. There is free parking on site, as well as across the street on the second floor of the public parking garage. The entrance to the parking garage is on E. Milam Street.

The aquarium is open seven days a week. Public visiting hours are Sunday through Friday – doors open at noon and last entry at 5 p.m.; Saturday – doors open at 9 a.m. with the last entry at 5 p.m. The aquarium is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter.

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. Season passes are available for purchase online

For more information, contact the Shreveport Aquarium during normal business hours at (318) 383-0601 or visit their website at www.shreveportaquarium.com.