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Audubon Zoo

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Uptown / Carrollton
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Address: 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118-4848
Phone Number: 15045814629
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Take a worldwide safari through Asia, Africa, Australian Outback and the...

Take a worldwide safari through Asia, Africa, Australian Outback and the Louisiana Swamp to view more than 1,500 animal species.

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Audubon Nature Institute Museums Admission

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Great Place to Cool off and see the Animals!

We were with my 2 year old grandson who enjoyed the animals very much. Great anteater, leopard, elephants, gorillas, orangutan, crocodiles, etc. Then after viewing most of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Youjewel1
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Monterey, California
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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were with my 2 year old grandson who enjoyed the animals very much. Great anteater, leopard, elephants, gorillas, orangutan, crocodiles, etc. Then after viewing most of the animals there is a water area with tubes and you can cool off.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son, his wife and my 1 yr old grandson came to visit. It was our second visit since Katrina and I tell you it was wonderful. The expansion of the elephants home was magnificent, more to see and do even the frog exhibit. We even enjoyed lunch there It seemed everyone was enjoying the new grounds sites and events... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The lazy river in the the cool zoo is a great way to spend a summer afternoon in the New Orleans heat! I just wish there was a way to float through the whole zoo on a tube! I like that if the elephants are playing in their water you can play right beside them!

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Thank Jeremy M
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The zoo in New Orleans is one of the best. The exhibits are well laid out and generous for the animals. The variety is impressive. In the summer they have minsters you can walk through to cool off. Children love the water area. There are numerous places to purchase refreshments. Don't miss the reptile house.

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Thank teenasan3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Audubon Zoo is the nicest zoo that I have visited so far. The animals there are all provided with nice enclosures, unlike some of the other zoos that I have visited. Most of the walk ways around the zoo are also shaded which makes the summer heat a little more bearable. There is also a little water park inside the... More 

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Snowmass, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lots of fun at the zoo, we went early morning a just missed the rain as we were finishing up. Afterwords we went to the aquarium and the insectarium and stayed of of the rain and had an awesome rest of the day.

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NOLA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The new exhibits are wonderful, it now regains its place as a top tier zoo and attraction, a place where tourists and locals should visit

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we spent about 5 hours there and saw the whole zoo. it was ok, a little small, but the animals were very close, which was nice. my kids had a good time

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a family outing with an age range of one year to 70 years. The process of accessing the Cool Zone was a bit confusing as we were sent to three different windows. However the staff was polite and courteous in addressing the issue and provided guidance. The layout is very inviting and well shaded. The majority of the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was pouring down when we visited the zoo but we still enjoyed our time cause it felt like we had the zoo for ourselves. We still managed to see a lot of animals.

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Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.