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Audubon Zoo

#23 of 358 things to do in New Orleans Features Animals
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118-4848
+1 504-581-4629
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118-4848
Uptown / Carrollton
+1 504-581-4629
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try to get there either very early, they open at ten, or later in the day maybe around 3 ish. Do the Carousel if you have children below 6 or 7, Eat in the LA swamp exhibit. Shorter lines and plenty of tables. Try to...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice park for a family outing with plenty of animals from many countries. It was overcast the day we visited, and the animals seemed to be looking for shelter, so were not too visible. Still quite enjoyable for us. Spend as much time as...More

Thank Stuart38KLF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the Cool Zoo water park and the zoo was just a bonus. My boys are 6 and 7 and they wanted to play at the water park all day! This was our first time going to the zoo. We took the train...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The train is nice when tired of walking, the zoo is not so big it gets boresome, and a water area in the park helps with the July heat.

1  Thank Coco B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic zoo with a wide variety of exhibits (Asian elephants, Louisiana alligators, sea lions, an excellent reptile house, spider monkeys, orangutans, emus, flamingoes, tropical birds, otters, capybaras, Komodo dragons, and much more). There's a carousel inside and a train that you can ride to...More

2  Thank LowMaintenanceCouple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got caught in the rain the day I visited, but it was still a lot of fun. Not a lot of people there so it was like having the zoo to myself.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the zoo on the last day of my trip and I have to say that I was absolutely impressed and didn't want to leave! I saw a Komodo Dragon hatch out of an egg, had an orangutan come up to me in front...More

1  Thank Kate G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter had a blast, very clean! Will be back again love the Elephant the most!! Love the cooling point for the heat of the summer.

1  Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the Audubon Zoo. Purchased the Family Plus pass and make a point to visit often when we visit New Orleans. Beautiful zoo, healthy well cared for animals and special events for all ages. The Cool Zoo water park is a big hit for a...More

Thank Lexie209
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a blast at this zoo. It was a really hot day so the animals were a bit lazy, but who can blame them! They are adding on to the zoo for more amazing animal visits. It was clean and the animals seemed to...More

Thank taroblis
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
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Sara H
July 8, 2017|
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
We stayed Uptown in an Airbnb house. I prefer the extra room as compared to a hotel. Main drawback is a short bus or streetcar ride needed to the French Quarter, so you have to do a little more planning and time management... More
June 28, 2017|
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
Almost every zoo I have ever visited on a Holiday weekend has been very crowded with both kids & adults.
Amanda C
June 3, 2017|
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Response from KCHolle | Reviewed this property |
There's lots of covered structures that offer shelter from the heat (or rain.) If it's a steady soak day of, I'd try to reschedule but if it's just a prediction of rain, I'd plan to go.