Where else can you see the wonders of the deep blue sea, but also catch a glimpse of baby alligators? We are talking about the Shreveport Aquarium! An underwater world of wonder is at the fingertips of those who decide to take this journey – literally! Get up close and personal with sharks, rays, jellyfish, and a host of other cool creatures in one of their touch tanks.

Family Aquarium

The Shreveport Aquarium is one of the places near I-20 that has seen a recent decline in attendance. If you have not been to the Shreveport Aquarium in a while, consider checking out some of their new exhibits and upcoming Holiday events!

Family Aquarium

Catch the LAST WEEKEND of Mutiny Pirate Adventure this weekend, October 28, until October 31!

Experience a pirate adventure where visitors can play part of the pirate crew and make their way through the aquarium learning pirate skills and discovering all kinds of cool (and creepy) sea creatures!

BELIEVE! Lights the night – November & December 2023 (Dates to be announced soon)

BELIEVE! is the ultimate interactive magical Christmas journey held at the Shreveport Aquarium in downtown Shreveport. Receive a magic motion-activated Christmas wand that brings this Christmas adventure to life! Sit with the big guy himself, Santa, for a special photo opp! Tour the beautiful community-decorated Christmas trees, make a holiday craft with one of our jolly elves, and so much more!

Click HERE for a virtual introduction to some of their newest creatures and featured animals!

Baby Alligator

Right now, visitors interested in purchasing a membership from now through December can dive into their limited time offer of getting an extra two months free! Enjoy countless Shreveport Aquarium adventures for 14 months (members get discounts on merchandise, special events, and so much more)!

Visitors coming from the east or west should be warned there is a major construction project along I-20 through Bossier City. The good news is that the project is progressing well and on-schedule. In fact, many drivers are finding there is not a significant delay associated with the construction zone. That means I-20 is still a viable way to get to the Aquarium. If drivers prefer to go around and use I-220 to get to the Aquarium, they should exit on North Market Street and take that into Downtown Shreveport.

Erin Buchanan, Public Information Officer, DOTD, says construction is progressing well. Phase 1 is almost complete, and in about a month, phase 2 will commence. In phase 2, traffic will move to the outside (right) lanes, and the major reconstruction work will begin with the removal and replacement of the inside (left) lanes. Motorists should also expect to see the orange cones and barrels replaced with concrete barricades to ensure traffic isn’t crossing over into lanes that are actively under construction.

I-20 construction

Traffic impacts in general are not producing significant delays for those who are choosing to travel through the work zone. DOTD is still encouraging everyone to pay attention to what’s ahead of them, eliminate distractions behind the wheel, and drive responsibly through the project area.

Dedicated individuals are tirelessly working to enhance I-20, benefiting both our local residents and visitors. Witnessing the ongoing progress and improvements in our city brings us great joy!

I-20 construction


DOTD advises that the safety of our locals, travelers, and construction workers are a top priority during this time of rebuilding our roads in Shreveport-Bossier. Drivers should pay attention to signs and be prepared to encounter work zones, stopped vehicles, and make smart decisions while they are behind the wheel. For more information on this project, visit DOTD’s website.

For more information about restaurants in Shreveport-Bossier, visit www.Shreveport-Bossier.org. For more information about upcoming events and experiences in Shreveport-Bossier, visit www.SBFunGuide.com.