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Audubon Zoo

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Address: 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone Number: 15045814629
10:00 am - 4:00 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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Loved that music was played in a lot of areas.

Went on a hot day, but the zoo has lots of over hanging trees which kept us out of the sun. Not like any other zoo I have been to. Music in some areas, a lot of on going... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went on a hot day, but the zoo has lots of over hanging trees which kept us out of the sun. Not like any other zoo I have been to. Music in some areas, a lot of on going construction, but overall an enjoyable day. Since the season was over not enought stands to buy drinks open in the zoo.... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to many zoos around the country and enjoyed my day at the Audubon Zoo. The animals seemed happy and healthy and the cultural decor for each exhibit definitely adds to the experience for me. Get a train ticket and ride the trolley around the park to get a sense of the layout. You can jump on and off... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a first time visitor to Louisiana and New Orleans found the Louisiana Swamp exhibit very informative

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome zoo that is mapped out well. Mostly shaded and lots to see. I would recommend this place if you're ever in NOLA.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place for the kiddies in a city built for adults. The Audubon Zoo has thousands of animals, an apiary, reptile cage and aquatic show w/dolphins and sea lions. Nice restaurant and gift shoppe too...spend an afternoon away from it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great zoo to spend a day at! Staff is very friendly and always helpful. My grand baby loves to ride the train around the zoo. He loves to see all the animals especially the giraffe's. There's a few different places to eat that are very nice. The season pass is a great idea if you can go a few... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Happy to see that many enclosures are being enlarged and enhanced for the animals. Would like to see a little better signage around the paths.

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Loxley, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the Audubon Zoo. It was not crowded and the exhibits were spread out. It was a nice place to picnic and lots of trees so not too hot. We would love to go back next summer.

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Middletown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen a lot of zoos through the years and this one gets very high marks from me! Staff was wonderful, enclosures for the animals were lovely and the health and welfare of the animals was paramount. There were many interesting things for the animals to engage in throughout the day and the exhibits were informative and easy to navigate.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 3 year old granddaughter and it was a FUN day. We rode the train twice and saw so many animals. We had lunch and it was better than I expected. The fish sandwich was actually a piece of fried catfish. We had ice cream too! It's was a wonderful day at a world class zoo. The parking... More 

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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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