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Audubon Zoo

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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!
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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 4 days ago

Beautiful zoo. Great fun for the young and old Take the trolley and get free shuttle to the zoo. I was there during Hurricane Irma and the zoo was kind enough to give discounts to anyone displaced by the flood that. As did many places...More

Thank shannon3180
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This past weekend was too beautiful not to be outside, and Audubon Zoo was the perfect place to be! I grew up around New Orleans and have always gone to this zoo and it's always awesome! They are even doing new and more things to...More

Thank bantagirl27
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Louisiana swamp exhibit was really interesting, but a lot of the other exhibits left something to be desired. I was somewhat disappointed by the lack of variety of animals.

Thank Jen T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having grown up living near two great zoos, Brookfield and Lincoln Park in Chicago, I am usually disappointed with zoos in smaller cities across the country but the Audubon Zoo was well worth the visit and we have returned several times when back in New...More

Thank dlevitan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Sunday, busy and great crowd. Purchased the family pass, which allows entry into zoo, aquarium, and insectarium. Note, all 3 are closed on Monday. Nice zoo with beautiful oak trees. A bit rustic, which gives a more authentic feel for the animals. Orangoutangs and...More

Thank XOXOCajunGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a lover of marine life I had to experience meeting a sea otter up close. We were given a tour of the kitchen and picked out a treat each for Clara after learning about her and sea otters and the rehabilitation program. Next we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Audubon Zoo needs to be updated. Several exhibit areas were shabby. The gorilla enclosure had pieces of cardboard and plastic cups in it.

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Thank Pam F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice zoo! Funny animals enjoying the nice weather made for a great time. The zoo is not too crowded (at least when we went over Spring Break it wasn't).

Thank jkvino1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Audubon Zoo is good for locals, but average compared to many other zoos across the country. We are due with our first baby this month and decided to buy a membership since 1). people with kids go to zoos and 2). it is SO...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is always fun! They are always adding new exhibits and almost always every exhibit is open! We have the yearly pass and try to come to the zoo as often as possible!

Thank emilyandcole
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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6 August 2017|
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Response from bmclaren2011 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of. There are various places like the visitor center that could tell you for sure.
Sara H
8 July 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
29 June 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.