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Audubon Zoo

#23 of 352 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!
  • Excellent59%
  • 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 yesterday

Who doesn't like the zoo? Lots of animals to see and they let you have beer in the park. Like most Zoo's you gotta walk everywhere but there is a tram that will take you on a tour. We took an Uber from the French...More

Thank kewanistout
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Be sure to have your walking shoes on. This a large zoo with many animals to see. A good mix of indoor spaces will help you escape the heat (if you happen to visit in the summer like we did). There is a water attraction...More

Thank joyce b
Reviewed 2 days ago

A round circle path takes you through zones of animals including southern swamp living. New construction going on right now. Take the train tour around the zoo before you walk it. You can get beer to go in the snack bar--now that's New Orleans

Thank 9MinuteMentor
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our day at this zoo. There is a wide variety of animals and plenty of them. The zoo setting is like a large open park with beautiful scenery and flows easily from one exhibit to the next. There are plenty of indoor exhibits...More

Thank Bethpeper
Reviewed 3 days ago

Let the kids run wild, so much to see and do, absolutely one of the best zoos. Bring your own water and a stroller or wagon for the kids, its hot, but don't rush you will miss something

Thank buffalogirl
Reviewed 4 days ago

Outstanding zoo, 75% shade most of the time on a hot day, beautiful scenery, most enjoyable zoo ever. A must if you are traveling to new orleans.

Thank sundancegroup
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is without a doubt the most beautiful zoo we have ever been to. It's not the largest, but the surroundings are so gorgeous it's my new favorite. We didn't visit the Cool Zoo, and ended up not seeing every exhibit as my son was...More

Thank jfishfrr
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to several different zoos and this one is the best. They have many different animals to see. They have a cool reptile den. They have lots of shade for hot Louisiana days. You can bring your backpack and sit outside and picnic...More

Thank Pamp03
Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is laid out into different sections having animals you would expect to see in each area(Reptile House, Swamp, Asia, etc.). The albino alligator and two-headed snake were interesting surprises that were supported by the regular cast of characters one would expect to see...More

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being from Houston and visiting the Houston Zoo, in comparison, we found this zoo to be very disappointing. Although it was a very large zoo with regards to acreage, there weren't that many exhibits and the exhibits that they did have seemed to be far...More

Thank Denise C
Annie K, Employee at Audubon Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Denise, Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience during your visit to Audubon Zoo. We will pass on your feedback to the departments concerned. At the front gate of the Zoo you should have received a Zoo Scoop for the day....More

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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Amanda C
Is there a point in coming on a rainy day? My family and I wanted to come this weekend, but we are thinking it's ruined now because of the rain… Thoughts? Do many of the animals not come out during rain? Plus my daughter is two and I didn't want her to get soaked...
3 June 2017|
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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.
Charisa T
Can we bring our own ice chest or do we have to rent one
29 April 2017|
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Response from Annie K | Property representative |
Hi Charisa, Suitcases, backpacks or coolers (with or without wheels) must not be larger than 28-quart size. One per family. Alcohol is not permitted. Glass containers, disposable straws and lids are not permitted for the... More
Charisa T
Can we bring our own ice chest or do we have to rent one
29 April 2017|
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Response from KCHolle | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Per the zoo's website: "Suitcases, backpacks or coolers (with or without wheels) must not be larger than 28-quart size. One per family. Alcohol is not permitted. Glass containers, disposable straws and lids are not... More