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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 AM - 5:00 PM
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 2 days ago

This is a really nice zoo with beautiful sculptures and habitats, really pleasantly surpsrised it was so nice.

Thank jklau001
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent place for a toddler's party. The carousel, train ride and animals are a full schedule of fun.

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Thank 594breeonw
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was actually surprised how well kept everything was. The animals actually seemed happy and very well taken care of. Been to San Diego zoo but this seemed so much better and laid out better

Thank ernierad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of friends went to the Scales and Ales event and didn't know what to expect. It was so neat o see the aquarium at night and the atmosphere was really fun! Great food, drinks, and entertainment! Only problem was I wish it went...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice zoo, it has open spaces for the animals rather than cages. This is a great place to explore, with or without kids, although kids would love it there.

Thank DrRay42
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was surprised how few animals they really have. Long walks between everything and frustrating because very few signs to direct you to the exhibits. Boring presentation.

Thank Meridian_MSMoe12
Annie K, Employee at Audubon Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Meridian_MSMoe12, Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience during your visit to Audubon Zoo.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The behind the scenes sea oter tour was very interesting, outstanding tour. Tour peronnel very attentive and gave a very in-indepth presentation

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Thank 1321harley
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a well structured Zoo run by the Audubon Nature Institute. You can see high quality natural habitat exhibits including the famous Louisiana Swamp, Audubon Aviary, Jaguar Jungle and Pampas Exhibit. It is very family friendly. It seems like almost any time of the...More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mummy can we go pet the goats now...pleeeeez! The giraffes and elephants and camel rides ae never enough we just have to visit the petting zoo. Childhood in New Orleans this is what it's about!

Thank Zeenat2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a hot August day when we visited, so a lot of areas had no visible animals. Just not many shaded areas for animals to still be visible when hot. Looks like a great habitat for the animals, as they had cooler places to...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
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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.
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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.