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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center

#8 of 123 things to do in Nassau Features Animals
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 yesterday 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went early to try and beat a bit of the heat. We were there for the flamingo show and were able to feed the lorikeets. All of the people at Ardastra were very friendly! It is kind of pricey for what you get though.

Thank Jaime B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place as part of a bicycle tour. A highlight was the "marching flamingos", and the interaction between them and you. (yes, you can get extremely close). Unfortunately, the Zoo and gardens suffered moderate damage from last years hurricane, and they are still...More

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited Ardastra Gardens and Zoo many times before, but this time was not as exciting like the last. Most of the creatures that were there is no longer, but there are always animals there that are captivating and so very adorable to look at....More

Thank Monique M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to try this place as we are animal, bird and garden lovers. I was pleasantly surprised that even my older teenage kids were engaged in the programs (Marching flamingos and feeding lorikeets) and really enjoyed our visit, It is very lush and generally...More

Thank Luvfeedback
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ardastra Gardens is a quaint zoo with a very small population of animals. The West Indian Flamingos were the highlight of this visit. During scheduled shows the flamingos march around and spectators are given an opportunity to take photos with them. Great experience for young...More

Thank Allene A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Bahamian, Ardastra is a place I always take my visitors to. The zoo is small and one should not expect it to be as grand as some of those you'd find in the US. Nevertheless, you're bound to have a good time here....More

Thank Ashley F
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We wanted to choose something other than water-related activities for a change and visited here while on a cruise. We were a small group and enjoyed touring the Gardens/Zoo. Lots of animals to see which included a beautiful male peacock in full dress, feeding apple...More

Thank SuenDon2
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Me, my husband, two 5 year olds, and an 11 year old enjoyed the couple of hours spent here. The gardens were pretty. We enjoyed feeding the parakeets and the peacocks and flamingos walking around freely. The staff was very nice and the kids even...More

2  Thank jessicaq448
Reviewed 24 May 2017

At the zoo/gardens, we got to see birds (peacocks and flamingo included), turtles, pigs, meercats, etc. We had a nice day here. The only down fall is that it seems slightly disorganized - the paths are dirt and there aren't really enough signs that I...More

1  Thank shariiibaaby
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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