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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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Fun flamingos

As with most reviews, this is a small zoo, but I did not care because all I wanted to see were the flamingos. They are so colorful and to be able to stand right next to them was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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jackson, mi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

As with most reviews, this is a small zoo, but I did not care because all I wanted to see were the flamingos. They are so colorful and to be able to stand right next to them was a blast.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a very friendly spot. There were interesting animals and birds. Our favorite was the performance of the Flamingos. At show time, they begin to come to the arena and chatter with each other. They get into military rows and walk around the arena. They stop at each section on command and continue on when given the command. Guests... More 

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely little zoo that allows you to get close to the animals. My children adored the flamingo show as they had never seen these birds up close. It was also fun to watch the peacocks rooming around. Little is the key word, it will not take you long to see everything here. However the gardens are pretty... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a small zoo off cable beach, close to the Arawak Cay fish fry. $18 for adults. They have a bird feeding experience and a flamingo show. They take pictures that you can purchase as souvenirs. There is a snack bar and gift shop. A nice afternoon for kids.

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

Thank you very much for visiting us and taking the time to write a review. We agree with you wholeheartedly...it is a nice afternoon for the kids :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Small zoo and big cat cages could be larger for the type of animal buh overall I enjoyed my visit and would 100% recommend. Had tropical birds on my head up close and personal with the parrots loved it

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

Thanks for your review!! We are sure the birds loved being up close and personal with you too!! Hope to see you again!! More 

Jessup, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

During the month of February, I got to visit the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center. The zoo is the only one in the Bahamas and features 4 acres of gardens as well. The gardens were started in 1937 by Jamaican horticulturist Hedley Vivian Edwards. Later, in an effort to save the then endangered (now rated least concern) Caribbean (also... More 

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Rockledge, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Beautiful zoo and the best thing we did on the island hands down. Would be great for families. You have to go to the marching flamingo show!

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This zoo should not be called a zoo. The animals are in poor conditions to say the best. Grand kids were OK with it since they don't know any better. Probably won't include this attraction on our next cruise.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Although it's small, the staff members are very friendly. Looking forward to the return of the big cat exhibit

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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

While the location is easy to get too off the main road, this zoo is like many zoos around the world...especially 2nd and 3rd world zoos....lacking regular updates and maintenance, minimal animals selections, tired and/or old animals, and staff that either is engulfed in their own tribulations, work or disinterested to engage with the guest. Food selections are minimal. For... More 

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Additional Information about Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center

Address: Chippingham Road, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: 12423235806
Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  New Providence Island  >  Nassau
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 18

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