Audubon Zoo

Zoo, Water Park, and Playground
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118, United States
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
9.3/10

Based on 278 votes

People like this place

Total Visitors
6,176
Total Visits
8,803
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    Terry S.
    The food at the Cypress Knee cafe in the Swamp Exhibit is GREAT!(3 Tips)
    Newt Gingrich
    Lions, Tigers and Bears.(2 Tips)
    Callie C.
    BEST ZOO EVER! Renovating to make it even better.(2 Tips)
    Michelle D.
    Don't miss the white alligators!(2 Tips)
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  • Jackie H.

    This is an absolutely wonderful zoo. It really caters to children and families.

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  • Bethanne B.

    Make sure to check out the gorillas!

    Bethanne Babbs · March 20
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  • La G.

    It was sad to see how poorly maintained this zoo is. Poor animals. What are they doing with the membership funds?

    La Grilla · February 22
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  • Sandra E.

    If you go during Mardi Gras it's almost empty, like having the park for the elite. Lol

    Sandra Estrada · February 16
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  • Val M.

    Celebración Latina to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month

    Val McGinley · October 12, 2014
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  • Monica H.

    Pack a cooler... food is outrageously over priced

    Monica Hevessy · August 18, 2014
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  • Karina F.

    Good zoo, not that great.

    Karina Freire · August 8, 2014
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  • Kim

    When you visit the Audubon Zoo during the summer make sure to cool off at the Cool Zoo the wet and wild splash park at the Audubon Zoo!

    Kim · May 28, 2014
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  • Callie C.

    BEST ZOO EVER! Renovating to make it even better.

    Callie C · May 11, 2014
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  • Jonathan

    Swamp exhibit is great!

    Jonathan · April 3, 2014
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  • Josh L.

    Pretty spectacular zoo in the swanky end of town, near Tulane and Loyola. Ride the streetcar down!

    Josh Labove · January 23, 2014
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  • Jesi E.

    Was there November 2nd and a lot of exhibits were closed. Wasn't the impressed. Have been to better zoos.

    Jesi Ernest · November 12, 2013
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  • Joe K.

    Membership is worth it!

    Joe Kuykendall · November 8, 2013
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  • Gabriel J.

    Lack of signage to walk from St. Charles St. Trolley is astounding. Unless you ask around, you wouldn't know where to get off, which way and how far to walk. For a world class zoo you'd expect more.

    Gabriel Jackson · October 13, 2013
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  • Billie J.

    When the monkey escapes, they lock you inside until they catch him. He's a crafty little monkey. This is the second time he has escaped this year!

    Billie Jo · September 28, 2013
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  • Jeannie D.

    Cool zoo is so much fun! The kids loved the carousel too! Well worth the $!

    Jeannie Dwyer · September 1, 2013
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  • Jennifer K.

    If you plan on visiting the zoo, aquarium, and insectarium and have 5 or more people in your family, consider getting a membership. We are from out of town and used it for one week. It saved us money!

    Jennifer Kehler · August 26, 2013
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  • Hotel Indigo

    Audubon is home to several rare and endangered, including white alligators and a white Bengal tiger.

    Hotel Indigo · August 19, 2013
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  • Jimmy M.

    "I went on down to the Audubon Zoo, they all asked for you" -The Meters

    Jimmy Mouton · July 16, 2013
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  • Ashley

    Kids had a blast!! They let you bring your own cookers of food for lunch. They also have peacocks walking around...this was the kids favorite part;-)

    Ashley · July 15, 2013
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  • Jasmine S.

    Highly Recommend

    Jasmine SX · May 4, 2013
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  • Alicia M.

    Don't drop your cell phone into the nutraceutical rat lake enclosure...you'll never ER it back!!

    Alicia McCoy · March 30, 2013
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  • Nick M.

    This is a pretty good zoo, if you like zoos

    Nick McGlynn · March 29, 2013
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  • Rhay F.

    Get a frozen banana. I'm not a fan of zoos and this one did not change my mind. I do like it was clean but the enclosures are way too small for the animals.

    Rhay Fe · March 29, 2013
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  • Phoebe C.

    Real big. Wear good shoes.

    Phoebe Collins · March 9, 2013
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  • Marian V.

    IMAX theater is not at zoo!! Bought tickets for both and could get to the theater on the same day. Not clear on website. Same with butterfly and insect exhibits, also charged extra. Gave those away.

    Marian Vitale · January 19, 2013
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  • Romain L.

    The swamp tour is great and albinos alligators are funny

    Romain Lacharnay · November 8, 2012
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    Gambit New Orleans · September 6, 2012
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  • Adrienne S.

    Make sure you bring your own towels

    Adrienne Smith · August 19, 2012
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  • Shelby S.

    May is a GREAT month to go. Always opt in for the feeding times and if you have small kids the arm bands are completely worth it!

    Shelby Smith · May 30, 2012
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  • Frank G.

    I'm at zoo to do

    Frank Gifford · May 5, 2012
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  • Lane M.

    Very cool place! A must do if you're at the zoo already! Be sure to bring your own towels though...

    Lane McDaniel · April 25, 2012
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  • Kevin L.

    Splash pad here is cool!!!

    Kevin Lee · April 13, 2012
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  • Brian A.

    No discount for out of town memberships.

    Brian A. · April 1, 2012
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  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Besides all manner of animals, the Audubon Zoo offers a carousel, climbing hill, touring train, large play area and splash park for young visitors. -Travel Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · March 29, 2012
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  • Newt Gingrich

    Lions, Tigers and Bears. Oh my! All here, with the Flamingos and Elephants too!

    Newt Gingrich · March 16, 2012
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  • NOLA Nites Concierge | Meloney Smith

    We love T-Boy the Nutria.. our own answer to Punxsutawney Phil.

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  • Sydney

    Great zoo! Lots of monkeys!!

    Sydney · October 11, 2011
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  • Kelly M.

    Saturdays are very crowded so go during the week, if possible If you have children, bring a wagon and a small ice chest; it keeps everyone happy and cuts the cost of the visit.

    Kelly Marquize · September 17, 2011
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  • Michelle D.

    Don't miss the white alligators!

    Michelle DeForest · September 16, 2011
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  • Gambit New Orleans

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    Gambit New Orleans · September 13, 2011
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  • Jason B.

    my girlfriend was an intern here and currently holds the mayorship:)

    Jason Briggs · August 23, 2011
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  • Ashlee W.

    Make sure you feed the ducks and turtles! Not only are you having fun, but you support the wildlife funds too!

    Ashlee Wegner · August 14, 2011
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  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

    Beat the heat @ cool zoo!

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  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

    Lions and Tigers and Bears...and White Alligators and Elephants and Gorillas, Oh My! Don't miss the world class Audubon Zoo. A perfect attraction for kids and adults!

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  • Haley S.

    If you haven't had the roman candy, you haven't lived. Vanilla, strawberry, chocolate... Doesn't matter.

    Haley Shales · June 14, 2011
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  • Monica W.

    The new water park in the zoo is awesome. Took my grandson and I think I had more fun getting wet then he did. The best

    Monica Williams · April 19, 2011
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  • Brandon A.

    If you are lucky enough to come on a day that the cafeteria has chicken salad, GET IT !!! A+++

    Brandon Anderson · March 27, 2011
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  • Kevin M.

    Immediately to the east of the zoo is a little fountain with a refreshing wading poil

    Kevin Makice · March 17, 2011
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  • Bethany W.

    Come on a colder day (~50-ish° today) and see all the cats move around!

    Bethany Wong · December 26, 2010
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