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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center

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Chippingham Road, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-323-5806
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The Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre is a peaceful 80 year-old retreat spread over 4 acres of lush tropical gardens. It is a boutique zoo that specializes in bird rescue & rehabilitation, education, preservation of history and conservation of natural resources. Ardastra is home to many native species of plants and animals - including the Bahamas National Bird, the beautiful and exotic Caribbean Flamingo. We are well-known for our animal encounters that allow visitors to get "up close "with some of our residents. We encourage all of our visitors to take a guided tour for a better appreciation of our residents and our property. To maximize enjoyment, we also encourage our guests to schedule their visits around our Signature Showtimes: 10:30am, 1:30pm or 3:30pm. You can participate in the "Flamingo Experience", a unique show of the glory and antics of these incredible creatures together with an excellent narration of their story. Guests can also hand-feed the colourful and playful South Pacific Lory Parrots and have numerous photographic opportunities during your visit. While walking the Gardens, friendly and informed staff will answer questions while two-legged feathered friends will freely entertain. Light refreshments are available at the "Parrot Pit Stop". "Toby's Treasures" is filled with gifts/souvenirs so that you can take a piece of Ardastra home with you.
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Chippingham Road, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-323-5806
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice garden and zoo just outside Nassau. Marching flamingos are impressive. Gardens nice, too, and usually not crowded.

Thank markfarner58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful time we had - the flamingo show, the animal exhibits, the tame parakeet enclosure where you can feed them. This is a sweet destination and very family friendly. Support this wonderful zoo the next time you visit the Bahamas!

Thank 980Pam
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Visited the gardens while on Coconut Cruisers bike tour. Small but well kept zoo. Be sure to go on the day they are having the flamingo show! Nice to do something other than shopping!

1  Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I love flamingos and I heard about this quaint little zoo, where you get get up close and personal with them. It's a little out of the way, but I loved it. We took a taxi that we got over by the shopping a couple...More

1  Thank DianeL14
Reviewed 9 August 2017

my daughter loved feeding the parrots and seeing the flamingos up close and personal! not a lot of animals but it is a cute little place

Thank brooklynstylz06
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The zoo took a hit from Hurricane Matthew but is recovering well. Feeding the parrots and the marching flamingos are included in the price. The animals all seem pretty happy and you can interact with many of them. 1-2 hours is enough to see everything...More

Thank Ed W
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We found Ardastra Gardens and Zoo to be a delightful place. It's very small, taking only a couple of hours to see everything there. However, what they do have is very accessible and often unusual. The marching flamingoes were hilarious, and our boys had a...More

Thank CatherinedeF
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This lovely small zoo will be popular with adults and kids alike! Get close to the national bird - the flamingo, which roam around freely within the zoo! Be careful not to get too close so that you don't scare these beautiful elegant creatures. There...More

Thank buddingtraveller17
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great time here. We got in for about $70 for 3 adults and 1 child. I love helping animals and I did not mind the price, but it was a bit of a shock. My kids loved it and it was so...More

Thank KisterMoles
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This was an alright place to visit. However, several of their birds (parrots and cockatiel) were exhibiting stress like behaviors (over preening and missing feathers or completely bald in some areas). They had several monkey species with only one monkey in the habitat, which to...More

Thank anon07012017
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22 June 2017|
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Response from Ardastra G | Property representative |
Hi Angiecastroc21. We apologize for the delayed response. Zoo admission remains the same year round. $18 for adults, $9 for children (4-12) and toddlers (3yrs and younger) are free. We hope to see you soon!!
14 January 2017|
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Response from Sherry K | Reviewed this property |
I didn't walk there so I can't comment
15 October 2016|
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Response from Eric M | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your pace. You can see everything in 45 minutes, maybe less including the Marching Flamingo Spectacular Show. On the other hand, if you want to get to know the flora and fauna, browse the souvenir show, plan on... More