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Audubon Zoo

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Uptown / Carrollton
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Address: 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone Number: 15045814629
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Located in historic Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of...

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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Very complete zoo, lots to see

We are fans of zoos (where the animals are well treated, of course) and that one was a charmer. The trek is well designed and the animals seem healthy, happy and comfortable. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Levis, Canada
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Levis, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are fans of zoos (where the animals are well treated, of course) and that one was a charmer. The trek is well designed and the animals seem healthy, happy and comfortable. The alligator area is particularly well done. The only downside is that there isn't enough signs to show where the entrance is, we came by transit and by... More 

Thank MariePEter18
Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved this zoo, would compare it to The Miami Zoo which is my favourite! You don't even realize how big this zoo is, due to the fact every corner has animals, nicely setup and had plenty of shade. We did wish some of the drinking stations were open or they had pop/water machines around since it was a sauna... More 

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Houma, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Highly recommend a visit to the zoo if in town. Great attractions and selection of animals. Easy to get about and very simply laid out and worth a visit with the family

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Poulsbo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the zoo. Actually wrote a review concerning Audubon Park which relates to the zoo. Check out the swamp exhibit

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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's my favorite thing to do with kids. It's really hot in the summer though. They now have a water park called the cool zoo which we have not tried yet but will next summer for sure. There is an extra charge for that. There is a zoo train and a carousel also. There are also ice cream stands snack... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not bad place, but have been to better zoo's, with better food, and layout, ok I guess, but choose one of the others

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Zoo is nice, but is pretty spread out. Bring your wagons or strollers if you have little ones. But exhibits are always kept up.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had the opportunity to visit different zoos including the San Diego Zoo and I think by far I prefer the Audubon Zoo over the others.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The water park is a bit pricey. It's pretty unnecessary to charge adults to enter the water park but they do anyway. We spend $60 to get in and after 20 min of swimming they heard thunder and closed it for most of the rest of the day. No refunds. The zoo part is really good. Better than our hometown... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at opening (10 a.m.) and glad we did. (By noon, it was already hot and steamy, which is a given in New Orleans during summer). There is plenty of free parking, which is rare in New Orleans. Inside the zoo, they have a small water/splash park for children, which makes the heat much more bearable. The zoo has... More 

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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.