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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center

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Address: Chippingham Road, Nassau, New Providence Island
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+1 242-323-5806
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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.

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$95.00*
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Nice cute place

Agree with most other reviews here. Flamingo show is the highlight. Those birds are totes adorbs! The Zoo itself is a tad small, but has a decent collection of local flora and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Agree with most other reviews here. Flamingo show is the highlight. Those birds are totes adorbs! The Zoo itself is a tad small, but has a decent collection of local flora and fauna. Nice way to spend a couple of hours away from the beach. And close enough to walk to.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Zoo is very small but dancing flamingos are incredible and everyone can take part in it. Terrific experience. With amazing garden.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Please go so that they can make some money to improve! We didn't really like the zoo. We loved the marching flamingos and I guess this is why most people go. The show was very cute and we were entertained with their antics. Unfortunately, the rest of the zoo isn't so great. They have animals that thrive in groups by... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our last visit on our cruise holiday and was enjoyable if a little quiet. Ardastra is a peaceful small zoo aimed at conservation and providing a pleasant day out. Unfortunately it will take some time for it to recover from Hurricane Matthew which has left several enclosures unoccupied and the place looking generally untidy, with apology notices in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very nice little area to go take in the local animals. We really enjoyed walking around seeing the displays and enjoyed the flamingo show. There was still a lot of damage from the hurricane, but other than that I would go back for sure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place had not fully recovered from the Matthew Hurricane when we visited in early December 2016. Half the animal displays were empty and you could see wind damage to plants buildings, etc. But we still had an enjoyable experience see the pink flamingo show and feeding the parrots. The parrots were definitely the highlight. You are given apple slices... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're like me, you had no idea that flamingos could be trained to run, change direction and stop. But they do, and it's quite the show. It's not the London Zoo by any stretch, but it's a nice way to burn up a couple of hours on a shore excursion. The ride to and from the wharf also doubles... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love seeing the animals up close. We actually got a chance to feed the birds who came right up to us. Great for families with little kids. We love seeing the flamingos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third trip in the Bahamas. I loved coming to the zoo. Awesome experience my favorite was the flamingo show and parrot feeding. I would highly recommend this zoo. Just take the bus to Junkanoo beach. Once you get to Junkanoo beach ask people how to get to the zoo. It is about a half a mile walk...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are close to Nassau. It cost about $50 for a family of 4. There is a marching flamingo display and you can feed the parrots- great fun for kids. Also other animals and birds to see. We spent 2 enjoyable hours there.

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