Audubon Zoo
Audubon Zoo
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Located in historic Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters and lush gardens. Unique natural habitat exhibits—such as the award-winning Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle—showcase the relationship between people and nature. Don't miss the daily animal presentations, chats and feeds; our highly endangered whooping cranes, Amur leopards and orangutans; our white tiger; and our mysterious white alligators. Audubon Zoo is often ranked among the country’s best for innovation and entertainment value!
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Neighborhood: 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.
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Jonathan S
Coquitlam, Canada20 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
We visited the Audubon Zoo because it is rated as one of the top ten in the United States. The zoo for the most part was alright seeing animals living in enclosures in proportion to their size until we came upon the big cat exhibits. What a heartbreak it was to see a tiger pacing back and forth making crying sounds as he walked on a small trail he had created in his small living space.
The cougar and ocelot exhibit had an even smaller living area with both animals pacing about just like the tiger with no real stimulation for them. With so much unused land at this zoo, please build larger enclosures for the big cats as it was extremely sad to see such magnificent creatures being limited with hardly any room to roam.
Written January 25, 2023
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Suzanne G
24 contributions
Jan 2023
My family went here recently with our 1 1/2 year old grandson. We were amazed at how big the zoo was - so many exhibits (and a lot of walking). But many benches throughout, as well as restrooms and places for the little kids to play. My grandson's favorite exhibit was the emus. He could have spent all day looking at them. This is a very family friendly zoo, as well as educational (swamp exhibit was very extensive). Highly recommend this zoo for anyone visiting New Orleans.
Written January 19, 2023
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nmn
Santa Cruz, CA17 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Relaxing three hour visit to this top-rated zoo which is in the large Audubon Park south of the Tulane campus.
The flock (proper term is “flamboyance”) of flamingos were gorgeous and entertaining as they vocalized and strutted around.
Beautiful plantings with century-old oaks & cedar trees.
Visiting from the West Coast, we particularly enjoyed the swamp exhibit with alligators, snapping turtles, & multiple species of native fish.
Plenty of enthusiastic staff to answer any questions you have.
Written January 19, 2023
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chastidy m
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Upside: The zoo was beautiful! It wasn’t crowded this time of year either, which was nice. Downside: The paths and walkways are not very ADA accessible. My daughter is disabled and on a knee scooter. It was difficult to maneuver some of the paths and entrances. Staff didn’t seem to really want to be there. Out of all the staff we talked with, even briefly, only 1 was friendly.
Written January 19, 2023
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hopeanimals
Lexington, KY121 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
We visited in about 45-50 degree weather. The price fluctuated from us looking from the night before to the morning of, don’t necessarily agree with that. Because of the cold not all the animals were out or viewable. I also bought some postcards and was over charged because the employee didn’t know how to ring them up properly. I eventually just paid the higher price and just consider it a donation to the zoo. Small zoo, walked in 2-3 hours with the animals that were out. Worth a visit but don’t think I’d ever go back
Written December 18, 2022
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Frank B
Riverside, CA43 contributions
Nov 2022
This zoo has lots of animals in very large, natural looking environments. Very well designed. Easy to see the whole zoo without feeling exhausted. The staff we encountered were friendly and informative of the animals we saw. Highly recommend visiting here.
Written November 29, 2022
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Mrs_LPeckles
Jacksonville, FL35 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We visited on a day where it was 48 degrees and breezy. Beautiful walk to the zoo from St. Charles line!! Because it was so chilly, some of the animals were not out in the enclosures. I felt a little badly the enclosures were small for the larger cats and mammals. The zoo is designed in a compact manner. It took us only 3 hours. Nice zoo though.
Written November 20, 2022
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Raye H
Houston, TX75 contributions
Oct 2022
Very nice zoo. My toddler and I stayed here for 5 hours while my hubby worked in NOLA. Behind the cafe/playground, there is a tiny house for nursing mothers with AIR conditioning, two chairs and a changing table. Very nice! You are able to see some animals up close. I recommend it, sadly they do not participate with reciprocal memberships at other zoos.
Written November 4, 2022
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Sarah P
5 contributions
Oct 2022
A very charming zoo. They describe it as "compact" and that is pretty accurate. There are no animals that i hadn't seen before, but the enclosures and areas are charming and unique. We got lucky that the crowds were small (a school day) and the weather was perfect. We spend several hours enjoying the zoo and scenery.
Written October 19, 2022
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Lick
Metairie, LA2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
Most amazing experience with my husband and son. The most beautiful zoo I have ever seen. Friendly staff. Thanks carol!
Written September 18, 2022
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