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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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Still one of my favorite zoos

Growing up in Baton Rouge, we spent a lot of time in New Orleans. The New Orleans zoo was always a must (we had a membership). The zoo is beautiful and large. Plenty to look at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2014
Fort Worth
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The Delta, Mississippi
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46 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Very helpful staff, easy parking. The construction was a bit noisy during our trip. Did not get to see all of the zoo, but enjoyed the exhibits we did see.

Thank Hayley M
Scarborough, Tobago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I didn't have much expectation of the zoo as I hadn't done research before my visit. On family pass valid for a year inclusive of two additional adults(great deal) The zoo is fairly large, and it seems that they constantly upgrade the areas to make them more liveable for the animals and viewable for the patrons.I appreciated the historical features... More 

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Fort Worth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Growing up in Baton Rouge, we spent a lot of time in New Orleans. The New Orleans zoo was always a must (we had a membership). The zoo is beautiful and large. Plenty to look at for all ages. There are great old oak trees everywhere that we climbed as children. I loved watching my son experience it for the... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I did not know Louisiana ecosystems were suffering. The fragile environment needs to be cherished and protected. I applaud the zoo for their efforts. Thank you for this wonderly visit.

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Mamou, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very nice zoo and is clean. Educational and staff was very pleasant and helpful. Adequate parking. A nice venture if visiting with children.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a really nice zoo and small children will love it. They are definitely trying to improve it, so there is a lot of construction going on. You can tell that some parts are new and some parts are old and very run down looking. I'll have to admit that I am used to seeing very modern and very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Four of us (including my 10 month old daughter) visited one weekday morning. I know she was a little young to get the most out of it, but that didn't stop her from having a great time. There seemed to be a fairly good variety of types of animals. Everything seemed to be in good repair, and the significant amount... More 

Thank Lawrence H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It was a hot day, but the zoo offers plenty of shade. For families with young children, the discovery zone is a great place for kids to interact with the staff and some of the smaller animals. If you are taking the street car, there is a free shuttle that will take you to the entrance of the zoo. Otherwise,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

New Orleans in June - HOT. That being said, the Audubon Zoo was nice. In addition to typical animal exhibits, my young daughters really enjoyed the water park and carousel (extra cost). I also highly recommend the Swamp Train. It is a good way to see a number of exhibits without walking over half the park.

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Kidder, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is one of the Best zoo's I've ever been to. This is a wonderful outing for a family (take the trolley, if you can). Kids can cool off at the Wild and Wet Splash park; see the elephants, zebra, and rhinos on the African Savannah; the Asian Domain has a rare white Tiger; petting zoo; monkey hill; flamingo island;... More 

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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.