We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Redo Search in Map
See more attractions in your map view
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Chippingham Road, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: 12423235806
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 557 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 195
    Excellent
  • 234
    Very good
  • 96
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
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
traveladyJackson_Mi
,
jackson, mi

Similar Things to Do in Nassau

Add Photo Write a Review

557 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Silver Lake, OH
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you want to do something besides shop in town, this is an adorable little zoo for families. Easy to get to as visitors in Nassau can take the #10 bus and just ask the driver to stop.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jersey City, New Jersey
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The zoo was cute and small. If you're bored one day and want to kill some time this is a nice little stop to make. Feeding the Lory Parrots was really fun. We were in there for about 15 minutes and the birds loved sitting on my husband's head. We also saw the marking Flamingos. I've never seen a Flamingo... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Multiple visits will not dull your interest. The marching birds are my favorite. My grandson still likes the big snakes There is nothing to dislike about the zoo.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
ArdastraGZ, Manager at Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, responded to this review

Wow!! Thank you for such a wonderful review!! Please come to see us again soon!! More 

Manassas, Virginia
Level Contributor
104 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

quiet and beautiful gardens, this is a place to go and explore, they are in need of everyone's support in a CRAZY way the volunteers and workers are dedicated and this is a often missed attraction. Take some cold water!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
ArdastraGZ, Manager at Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, responded to this review

Thank you soooo much for your review!! We gladly welcome support in any way possible and every bit helps!! More 

Ayden
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nice change of pace visit. Quiet walk around the zoo. Informative staff. Off the beaten path, so it was not crowded.

Was this review helpful? Yes
ArdastraGZ, Manager at Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, responded to this review

Thank you Irene. We are happy that you enjoyed some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Please come to visit us again soon!! More 

San Diego
Level Contributor
67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This zoo is a small peaceful stunning garden zen-like experience. It was one of my favorite attractions that we visited. I particularly liked the brilliant red/black squirrel!

Was this review helpful? Yes
ArdastraGZ, Manager at Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, responded to this review

Thanks Diane! Rocky the squirrel is a crowd-pleaser :) More 

jackson, mi
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
ArdastraGZ, Manager at Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to write a review for us. Hopefully, you found that good things come in small packages...or small zoos, in this case. We hope to see you again soon!! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
50 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
ArdastraGZ, Manager at Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, responded to this review

Thank you Ruth M! You've summed us up pretty nicely!! Hope to see you again soon!! More 

Ottawa
Level Contributor
38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
ArdastraGZ, Manager at Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us and choosing to write a review!! We hope to see you again soon!! More 

Toronto
Level Contributor
46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Travelers who viewed Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center also viewed

Nassau, New Providence Island
Nassau, New Providence Island
 
Nassau, New Providence Island
Nassau, New Providence Island
 

Been to Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?