Congratulations to the Shreveport Aquarium for being recognized as a KultureCity® certified sensory inclusive venue, which means a greater ability to assist and accommodate visitors who may have sensory needs.

Fun at the aquarium!

Staff at the aquarium will go through annual training on how to recognize those guests with sensory needs and how to handle a sensory overload situation. Additionally, guests will be able to use KultureCity® sensory bags equipped with noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and VIP lanyards during their visit.

KultureCity Sensory Inclusive Bag

The sensory bags are designed for guests with sensory needs and contain items that cater to a variety of tactile experiences, including smooth, textured and squeezable surfaces. The noise-canceling headphones help reduce the volume of sound. These tools were carefully selected based on their effectiveness and safety.

Individuals with autism, dementia, PTSD and other similar conditions often have additional sensory needs. One of the major barriers for them is sensitivity to over stimulation and noise, which can be a major part of the environment at a location like a public attraction. With its new certification, Shreveport Aquarium is now better prepared to assist guests with sensory sensitivities in having the most comfortable and accommodating experience possible.

Undersea adventure at the aquarium.

“At Shreveport Aquarium, part of our mission is to create thoughtful, impactful and sometimes unexpected interactions and experiences, says Jon Whitehead, Director of Development for the aquarium. “We are dedicated to creating an exceptional guest experience and making sure everyone feels welcomed and included.”

Activities at the aquarium.

Prior to their visit, families and individuals can download the free KultureCity® App and see what sensory features are available and where they can access them including where to get a KultureCity® Sensory Bag. Also, on the App is the Social Story which will provide a customized visual preview of what to expect while enjoying a visit to Shreveport Aquarium. The aquarium joins an elite group providing the service, which includes the NFL Pro-Bowl, NFL Super Bowl, MLB World Series, and MLB
All Star Weekend.

Shreveport Aquarium, owned by Planet Aqua Group is located at 601 Clyde Fant Parkway, in downtown Shreveport. Please visit their website for more information at