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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 - 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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Moderate sized zoo with well kept animals some local to the area

This zoo has lovely jaguars, flamingos and swamp animals. There is a good aviary that you can walk into. Sadly torrential rain cut short the visit. They have komodo dragons but we... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This zoo has lovely jaguars, flamingos and swamp animals. There is a good aviary that you can walk into. Sadly torrential rain cut short the visit. They have komodo dragons but we missed them. Good shop but if you have a kid you won't get out without getting them a stuffed animal which come in a huge variety of types.

Thank kaitiScotland
Blainville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What we appreciated the most of the Audubon Zoo was the scenery. Throughout the zoo there are plenty of old trees making for some beautiful sights. Very interesting animals and friendly staff. Takes a half day to go through the entire zoo which was nice.

Thank erixcyr
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a small but nice zoo. It's located just south of Audubon Park and easy to get to if you take the St. Charles Ave streetcar. It will take about 20-25 minutes to get to the zoo and they have a shuttle if you'd prefer not to walk.

Thank Kathleen V
Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The zoo took a hit after Katrina but is making a great recovery. You can get there on the cable cars and it's a lovely ride.

Thank Teresa L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Animals were active and exhibits were interesting and informative. Plan to go back in the future as we only had a little over 3 hours for our trip.

Thank Lisa K
Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Zoo again this weekend. This is a quite large zoo, with lots of animals in great settings including a white tiger and a white alligator. We rode the "train" around the park, ate in the indoor restaurant (it is hot and muggy outside). The animals were very active for our visit. the shop has lots of items... More 

Thank Grady S
Levis, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Picture_Perch
Houma, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Bazstrachan
Poulsbo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank celested1016

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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.