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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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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 May 27, 2015

it's an absolutely beautiful place but about half the animal exhibits were under construction or renovation. no elephants, no sea lions. didn't see the tigers or lions either. i'm sure it'll be great when its finished. everything else they do is always first class but,...More

Thank williamNola
Reviewed May 25, 2015

We visited this zoo in May, on a very hot day. Based on other reviews, we rode the trolley down St. Charles Avenue and exited at the Audubon Park exit. The trolley ride was lovely. Audubon Park was lovely, however, it was a VERY long...More

1  Thank Nancy B
Reviewed May 24, 2015

Good zoo and exhibits, although a few exhibits, like the sea lions and elephants, were under construction so we did not get to see them. My favorite part was the Louisiana Swamp exhibit where you walk over the swamp with alligators swimming below. The zoo...More

Thank Lynnace
Reviewed May 20, 2015

We have been to some great zoos. This is not one of them. It's an OK zoo. Here's the thing. It cost fifty dollars for our family of three to get in for the day (and there is not a whole day's worth of visiting...More

1  Thank lchicagolaw
Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Audubon Zoo is located off of Magazine street in Audubon Park, which is a beautiful park. A lot of the zoo is being renovated but there is still lots to see. The kids love the aviary and the swamp exhibit., but there favorite part...More

Thank RConstantine
Reviewed May 19, 2015

One of the best zoos around. Some of the attractions were closed for renovations so I recommend checking online before you go. They have a very cool zip line adventure thing, dinosaur experience, carosel, and lazy river but all are extra fee. The food options...More

1  Thank Mary D
Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Audubon zoo is a great place to visit. All though it gets pretty hot in the summer, it is still a nice place for families and kids. And if it gets to hot, you can bring swim suits and enjoy the pool area in...More

Thank Ross B
Reviewed May 15, 2015

Spent a wonderful May weekday in a place that was almost empty save for school field trips. The two orangutans were so lively they kept us entertained for almost an hour. The Swamp feature gives you an in depth picture of the bayou. Lots of...More

Thank Michele P
Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have always loved the Zoo. This visit, it was under construction to expand the exhibits. We cannot wait to return.

Thank David B
Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We recently took our class of third graders to this zoo as part of a field trip. The accommodating staff was incredible. Each exhibit we visited, the staff members there took the time to speak with my students and explain whatever was asked of them....More

Thank Jessy K. M
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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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
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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.
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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.