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Audubon Zoo

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Address: 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone Number: 15045814629
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
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
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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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Nice Zoo

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kelly B
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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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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New Iberia, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming ,majestic, tons of fun to come wirth yur family bring tour children along for the ride and stay with us as long as you like to. Make sure you make reservations ahead of time and check out the on going festivities of our area,too. Look us up amd and make time to spend a GREAT time to be in... More 

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Jefferson, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the two best things we did in New Orleans. The zoo was clean and the animals were well kept.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I really enjoyed the zoo. Although some exhibits were closed when we were there, there was still plenty to see. It's worth it to pay for the train ride through the park.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It been a long time since I visited here. The place have changed but it was nice and clean. The price was small, the animals was out, the food was a little costly.

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Brunswick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well price food and the staff here are very nice it's like your at Disney the way they act. I really would go back

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Street Car and then their free shuttle. The Street Car was fun for the kids and the shuttle was a minivan with a friendly driver. No room for stroller except in the actual van. The zoo had some rare animals and great picnic areas. Double stroller friendly. The food and service by the alligators was poor.

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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.