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Audubon Zoo

#23 of 358 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!
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  • Average10%
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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

well worth your money. i decided to get a family membership after our visit. very clean. plenty of food and drink options. there are plenty of places/benches to sit down on throughout the park. plenty of shaded areas available also. I would advise to get...More

Thank warren b
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the street car from down town to Tulane Univ. Beautiful ride. there was a no extra cost shuttle van from the Tulane stop that took us on to the zoo. Entrance price for 2 adults and 2 kids was about $75 with discount...More

Thank Yankeevet
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This Seemed a bit over priced as you have to pay extra to get in to see the insects or aquarium/pool areas. However we visited the zoo just after a storm, so we were warned that we may not see some animals. But all the...More

Thank Beth W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to visit the zoo and see the animals. The entrance fee is reasonable, not many animals but the ones they had were so cute.

Thank asisoyyq
Reviewed 1 week ago

small zoo that is well cared for. Check out the Orangoutangs. They are convinced that you are there for THEIR viewing and entertainment! They have the usual assortment of animals but the environments are well situated so you can see the animals easily If you...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Try to get there either very early, they open at ten, or later in the day maybe around 3 ish. Do the Carousel if you have children below 6 or 7, Eat in the LA swamp exhibit. Shorter lines and plenty of tables. Try to...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice park for a family outing with plenty of animals from many countries. It was overcast the day we visited, and the animals seemed to be looking for shelter, so were not too visible. Still quite enjoyable for us. Spend as much time as...More

Thank Stuart38KLF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the Cool Zoo water park and the zoo was just a bonus. My boys are 6 and 7 and they wanted to play at the water park all day! This was our first time going to the zoo. We took the train...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The train is nice when tired of walking, the zoo is not so big it gets boresome, and a water area in the park helps with the July heat.

1  Thank Coco B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic zoo with a wide variety of exhibits (Asian elephants, Louisiana alligators, sea lions, an excellent reptile house, spider monkeys, orangutans, emus, flamingoes, tropical birds, otters, capybaras, Komodo dragons, and much more). There's a carousel inside and a train that you can ride to...More

2  Thank LowMaintenanceCouple
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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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.
Amanda C
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.