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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Chippingham Road, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number:
+1 242-323-5806
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description:

The Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre is a peaceful 80...

The Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre is a peaceful 80 year-old retreat spread 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
Book In Advance
More Info
$16.20*
and up
Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre Admission Ticket
More Info
$95.00*
and up
Nassau Guided Bike Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 796 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 280
    Excellent
  • 313
    Very good
  • 110
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Pleasantly Surprised!

For being small and half under repair from a hurricane, this place wasn't that bad. They had a great variety of animals that looked well cared for. My only complaint was the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
kevin b
Add Photo Write a Review

796 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 742: English reviews
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For being small and half under repair from a hurricane, this place wasn't that bad. They had a great variety of animals that looked well cared for. My only complaint was the African Serval enclosure. It was way to small and one of the cats was pacing back and forth like it was suffering from a mental disorder. Very sad!... More 

Helpful?
Thank kevin b
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly staff, awesome flamingo show, and great exhibits. Its about $18 per adult. Not too bad. You can even stand and take photos with the flamingos!

Helpful?
Thank Rae E
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Easy to get to by yourself. Just take the jitney bus for $1.25 and a 5 minutes stroll. $18 on the gate and stay as long as you like. Take in the marching Flamingoes and the parrot feeding.

Helpful?
Thank Brian E
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was nice but not overly impressive. A little bit pricey for what you got. The marching flamingo's were interesting and feeding the parrots was fun. Did see a white peacock that I had never seen before.

Helpful?
1 Thank ED B
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the parrot feeding and we were offered a tour of enclosures while we waited for the flamingo show. Interesting information was offered as the gentleman knew each animal very well.

Helpful?
1 Thank Dani P
Moultrie, United States
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ardastra is a truly amazing place to visit. Begun in the 1930's as a botanical gardens, it has grown into a great private gardens and Zoo. We always enjoy watching the flamingos march in the flamingo show and watching the kids feed the parrots. It's a wonderful place, doing a great job in conservation and preservation of plants and animals.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Samuel G
Hamilton, Ontario
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found it expensive for what we saw. Most of the cages were under construction but I felt sorry for the animals that would be put back into them. Too small. Stick to the flamingos and parrots. Turtles didn't seem to mind either. The other animals we saw in cages looked uncomfortable and it was a depressing visit for us.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank I4310MWcarolh
Redondo Beach, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are still so many empty cages marked with in progress. We did not see anyone working to restore those cages.

Helpful?
Thank Summer620
Lakeville, Minnesota
Level Contributor
635 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

not a big zoo but the Flamingos are always neat to see and afterwards hang around with. grounds are overgrown but that adds to the overall tropical feeling. you can interact more with the animals moue at this zoo than ones in the states ( if you get bit you're own fault) but I've held hands with a monkey &... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank MinnScooter
Level Contributor
45 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice small zoo, a healthy walk from the cruise ship port. We enjoyed the marching flamingo show (yes, they respond to voice commands!) and feeding the rainbow lorikeets. Even more entertaining were some bird behaviors as the loose flamingos and a peacock seemed to be having dominance squabbles over territory and feeding buckets. Several of the macaws... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Dennis S

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

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

Questions & Answers

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

See all questions (16)

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?