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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: +1 504-581-4629
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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A first rate zoo (and I'm a zookeeper by trade).

Very nice zoo, with a variety of animal exhibits. The grounds are well laid out and beautifully planted.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Clovis, New Mexico
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Clovis, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice zoo, with a variety of animal exhibits. The grounds are well laid out and beautifully planted.

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Cedar City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a pretty decent zoo. Some good big cats and I've never seen such large Jaguars. But then again it could be because you're able to get so close to them. Just a plate of glass away. The kids loved it too.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on the Saturday after Thanksgiving but there were no crowds even though the weather was a perfect; sunny and 68 degrees. The animals are in natural environments - no cages. Loved the aviary so we were close to many many species of birds. The layout was confusing so that even with a map we had to ask how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a fun place! There was plenty of shade although I don't know if going in the summer is a good idea.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived 3 hours before the zoo closed but I really wish we have had more time because there was a lot to see. Back home in Monroe, our zoo is itty bitty so this looked like Disney's Animal Kingdom compared to our zoo! They was a lot to see and do! The animals were beautiful, though some of the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The zoo was great. We enjoyed the exhibits and the kids had fun with their cousins. The only reason why I am not rating this experience with 5 stars is because of the dining experience. We had to wait ridiculously long to get served and the prices for what you get are high. They would not take the next order... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fun day at zoo. It was a cool day and we took the trolley and walked through the park. The zoo is in a beautiful setting. There are several open displays. The white tiger, gorillas, and orangatang were great photo opportunities. Definitely a nice day in New Orleans

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

family fun filled and a very educational place! not to mention the wildlife is beautiful and a very huge selection

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Brought our 2 year old to the zoo. We lived in New Orleans for a while but never visited the zoo so we tried it out on a visit. The exhibits were good. Our son especially liked the monkey and mayan exhibit since drums were playing. We got snoballs which were good. The leopards were close to see. The giraffe... More 

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Stinnett, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I walked through Audubon Park to here. The Zoo is better than the Washington D.C.., the animals are engaged not bored lie the Washington D.C ZOO, , it lacks African lions, tigers , the aviary was under construction, African elephants, bats. The admission price is reasonable. If you go plan on making it a day at the zoo.

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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.
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