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Address: Chippingham Road, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: 12423235806
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage
Description: The Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre is a peaceful 80 year-old...
The Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre is a peaceful 80 year-old retreat spread over over 4 acres of lush tropical gardens and is home to over 200 birds, reptiles and mammals. The Ardastra Gardens is home to a collection of endangered land animals and features the Bahamas National Bird, the beautiful and exotic Caribbean Flamingo. Here you will participate in the "Flamingo Experience", a unique show of the glory and antics of these incredible creatures together with an excellent narration of their story. You will also hand-feed the colourful and playful South Pacific Lory Parrots and have numerous photographic opportunities with "Toby" the Cockatoo, "Jackie" the Snake and "Freddy" the Peacock. While walking the Gardens, friendly and informed staff will answer questions while two-legged feathered friends will freely entertain. Light refreshments are available at the "Parrot Pit Stop". "Toby's Treasures" is filled with gifts/souvenirs so that you can take a piece of Ardastra home with you.
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We visited during a Carnival cruise and our group ranged in age from 12 to 70+, so finding an excursion that would be enjoyable for all was a bit of a challenge. This one fit the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were so glad to see this attraction, and although it was a small sanctuary for birds, it's nice to see people do still care to look after the local birds and fauna. We loved the flamingo's, who wouldn't, but there was a single black swan as well. Also a parrot or two, which all kids will love. If you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This zoo was ok. I have been to better and I have been to much worst! There is not much to see, and it is surely not worth the price! For what this zoo contains, it should not be more than $5 a person, and children should be free! 45 minutes is all you need to see everything in this... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We visited during a Carnival cruise and our group ranged in age from 12 to 70+, so finding an excursion that would be enjoyable for all was a bit of a challenge. This one fit the bill with a good bus tour of the city combined with extended time at the zoo. Ardastra Gardens is a small zoo, specializing in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We chose Ardastra Garden and Zoo instead of the Atlantis due to the extremely hot weather and the crowd. It was a great choice after all. We got to watch the flamingo march and my children tried the parrot feeding. It was so much cooler in the zoo than being on the beach in a super hot summer day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We loved it here and would return again. The people were very friendly- we loved the marching flamingos and all of the animals. Just the right size for young children, families etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The zoo is small and there are only a few island animals but the marching flamingos and the bird feeding makes up for it. The interaction with the flamingos and the cute birds makes up for the rest. Its worth the trip. And all proceeds are for a good cause.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The flamingo march is a wonderful show for animal lovers. Feeding the lory keet birds was fun. It's a peaceful place that provides something different from the water-based activities that dominate the island.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very cute zoo, it is small and the amount of animals is limited but the Marching Flamingos and The bird feedings more than made up for it, my girls really enjoyed that. did it in a couple of hours after walking thru Downtown Nassau and got there by taking the 10 bus. Close to the fish fry walked there after.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed this zoo! I must say, although it was small, it was one of the best zoos I have visited due to the interactive nature of the exhibits. There are opportunities to pet and feed the small animals and observe the world famous dancing flamingos. You can get so close to the animals that this creates... More 

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ArdastraGZ, Manager at Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, responded to this review

We're thrilled that you and your husband enjoyed yourselves Candicetravels!! We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Nassau!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Just awesome... i had so much fun that i donated so i have an annual membership card Between the flamingo show and the peacocks walking about freely ,, the crazy Black Swan!!

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ArdastraGZ, Manager at Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, responded to this review

Yay!!! We love all of our guests but we love our members even more!! Thanks so much for your donation. It goes directly towards the care of our animals and our conservation efforts. We couldn't do it without your support and we are truly grateful !! Yes, our black swans are a bit on the crazy side :) More 

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