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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center

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Address: Chippingham Road, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: 12423235806
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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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Pretty fun place to take a family-

Its quite a small zoo but for a small zoo, it does have some character. You do feel like you're in nature as peacocks and flamingos will walk right by you. They have a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
kcbahamas
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its quite a small zoo but for a small zoo, it does have some character. You do feel like you're in nature as peacocks and flamingos will walk right by you. They have a great petting zoo for the kids and the flamingo show and bird feeding exhibits are quite entertaining.

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So the zoo.....for the both of us it cost $36 so we thought it was going to be really good because of the cost. Overall the zoo was a let down. Most of the animals shouldn't be zoo animals. So many birds. They said they have over 400 animals but over half of the cages are empty. It is a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here as a break from being in the sun as my girlfriend and I were both badly burnt. The zoo is small, and it does not take long to get around and see everything there is to see there. We went to see the flamingos which was fun, they walk around and volunteers get into the arena to... More 

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London, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The flamingoes and parrots were fantastic The gentleman that showed the flamingoes was very knowledgeable

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ardastra has the trained marching Flamingos with an unbelieveable show! Peacocks roam around, too! The gardens are beautiful, and it is an excellent, relaxing excursion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon at the Zoo while in Nassau. We had a great time while we were there. This is primarily a bird sanctuary or at least that's what it felt like to me. We were able to feed the Parrots and watched the marching Flamingos. We had fun while we were there. I thinks it's something good for... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is was a nice trip to get out of the resort. The zoo was pretty nice but not the largest selection of different animals. Mostly birds. Also somewhat small. The best thing was the bird feeding. small parrots hop are your arm and you can feed them Apple slices, that was a blast. Also the flamingo show was interesting.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 1 1/2 year old, and he loved it. The zoo has mostly birds and the flamingo show is very cool. (First show is at 10:30.) The peacocks are just cruising around in the open, along with the flamingos. My kid loved it. It also has a petting zoo, which the little one also enjoyed. It isn't huge,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have kids,you must bring them here!!! My Daughter got to feed the peacock!! The Flamingos are just walking around,you can take tons of pictures! We did the bird feeding,and the girl that did it was really nice.She made sure all of the kids had a bird to feed.Be careful,we did see a lot of spiders around the zoo!... More 

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first went to this place with my parents in 1965 or so. The whole reason was to see the "Marching Flamingos." Then I went back in Spring 2013 with my daughter to see if they still have them on parade. Comparing the place now to 1965--it's better! There's a nice gift shop with refreshments, the paths are nicely bordered,... More 

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