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Audubon Zoo

#23 of 354 things to do in New Orleans Features Animals
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118-4848
+1 504-581-4629
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US$ 23.64*
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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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  • 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 3 days ago

We had a blast at this zoo. It was a really hot day so the animals were a bit lazy, but who can blame them! They are adding on to the zoo for more amazing animal visits. It was clean and the animals seemed to...More

Thank taroblis
Reviewed 4 days ago

The zoo is large with an array of attractions. Most of the enclosures give the animals a more natural environment although there are some that are more restrictive and appear that they could be larger. New areas are being developed. I did not see if...More

Thank beckymU3526WM
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had such an awesome day! The lazy river was so relaxing and kept us cool! The kids get to enjoy the large splash area and join the parents at the lazy river as well! My kids loved playing in the water and everything is...More

Thank Marteesha P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Audubon has a lot to offer. There are plenty of animals to see and things to do. Definitely check out the white alligator in the swamp, the painted dogs, and the elephants!

Thank csantamarina2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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Anyone been to cool zoo on a holiday week? Is it super packed with kids!??
29 June 2017|
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Response from Intlxpatr | Reviewed this property |
We go often, with the grandkids. We went during Christmas vacation and on the hot day, in the afternoon, it was crowded, and the next day, a cooler day, at opening, it was almost empty. Going early in the morning, you get a... More
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