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Audubon Zoo

Audubon Zoo

Zoo and Tourist Information Center
Audubon, New Orleans
75 Tips and reviews
  • swamp exhibit
  • tigers and bears
  • zoos
  • water parks
  • cute
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  • Elizabeth C.
    They have a new baby monkey!
  • Marigny9
    Marigny9January 11
    Been here 5+ times
    World class, particularly impressive for a city of this size. Their dedication is shown in their constant improvements. As such, there is ongoing construction that does not deter from the exhibits.
  • Extended A.
    Extended ArmsSeptember 16, 2016
    Had a Pleasant experience. All exhibits were open unlike other Zoo I've visited. Love the Alligator Pond with the old swamp home. Love the Trees, Love the Waterpark. This Zoo has a Overall "A"
  • Denis O.
    Denis OstirJuly 23, 2016
    Great zoo!
  • Aliyah D.
    Aliyah DalierJune 19, 2016
    One of the best zoos ever. I have so much fun every time I go and the zoovie at night is super cute! 🐻🐯🦁❤️
  • Laur L.
    Laur Lo SkiJune 1, 2016
    This Zoo has an amazing amount of animals of all types! The "Cool Zoo" water park looks awesome and a blast for kids literally. Prices are a lot higher than BREC Zoo. They do offer student discounts!
  • Erik S.
    Erik SwansonDecember 6, 2015
    Plan to spend at least 4 hours there.
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezNovember 19, 2015
    One of my favorite zoos! Hit up exhibits during feedings and the keepers will do chats as they feed the animals! You'll learn so much and see active animals!
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraOctober 28, 2015
    Such a fun, well laid out zoo, with an albino alligator!
  • Destiny P.
    Destiny PatinaSeptember 19, 2015
    An amazing place, it's fun with family.
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JimenezSeptember 8, 2015
    Beautiful zoo. Not the most comprehensive display of animals, but top notch local section complete with bayou food and the white alligator. Water play area looks awesome, but also costs extra.
  • Edwin A.
    Edwin AraujoSeptember 4, 2015
    Lovely place
  • Mercentta B.
    Mercentta BrumfieldAugust 27, 2015
    mention to them how nice other cities zoo are..they need to upkeep better..I have a pass because of my kids but I have not been satisfied in a long time...
  • Kelly F.
    Kelly FoleyAugust 11, 2015
    The Louisiana swamp exhibit is great!
  • Mirella B.
    Mirella BroylesAugust 5, 2015
    Too hot for animals to be out, but loved the zoo. Giraffe and elephant display are up close and personal. Pretty awesome.
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandJuly 25, 2015
    An extremely well designed Zoo. Diverse animal population.
  • Jackie H.
    This is an absolutely wonderful zoo. It really caters to children and families.
  • Bethanne B.
    Bethanne BabbsMarch 20, 2015
    Make sure to check out the gorillas!
  • La G.
    La GrillaFebruary 22, 2015
    It was sad to see how poorly maintained this zoo is. Poor animals. What are they doing with the membership funds?
  • Sandra E.
    Sandra EstradaFebruary 16, 2015
    If you go during Mardi Gras it's almost empty, like having the park for the elite. Lol
  • Val M.
    Val McGinleyOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Celebración Latina to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month
  • Monica H.
    Monica HevessyAugust 18, 2014
    Pack a cooler... food is outrageously over priced
  • Karina F.
    Karina FreireAugust 8, 2014
    Good zoo, not that great.
  • Kim
    KimMay 28, 2014
    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!
  • Callie C.
    Callie CMay 11, 2014
    BEST ZOO EVER! Renovating to make it even better.
  • Jonathan
    JonathanApril 3, 2014
    Swamp exhibit is great!
  • Josh L.
    Josh LaboveJanuary 23, 2014
    Pretty spectacular zoo in the swanky end of town, near Tulane and Loyola. Ride the streetcar down!
  • Jesi E.
    Jesi ErnestNovember 12, 2013
    Was there November 2nd and a lot of exhibits were closed. Wasn't the impressed. Have been to better zoos.
  • Joe K.
    Joe KuykendallNovember 8, 2013
    Membership is worth it!
  • Gabriel J.
    Gabriel JacksonOctober 13, 2013
    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.
  • Billie J.
    Billie JoSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Jeannie D.
    Jeannie DwyerSeptember 1, 2013
    Cool zoo is so much fun! The kids loved the carousel too! Well worth the $!
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KehlerAugust 26, 2013
    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!
  • Hotel Indigo
    Hotel IndigoAugust 19, 2013
    Audubon is home to several rare and endangered, including white alligators and a white Bengal tiger.
  • Jimmy M.
    Jimmy MoutonJuly 16, 2013
    "I went on down to the Audubon Zoo, they all asked for you" -The Meters
  • Ashley
    AshleyJuly 15, 2013
    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;-)
  • Jasmine S.
    Jasmine SXMay 4, 2013
    Highly Recommend
  • Alicia M.
    Alicia Myers-McCoyMarch 30, 2013
    Don't drop your cell phone into the nutraceutical rat lake'll never ER it back!!
  • Rhay F.
    Rhay FeMarch 29, 2013
    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.
  • Phoebe C.
    Phoebe CollinsMarch 9, 2013
    Real big. Wear good shoes.
  • Marian V.
    Marian VitaleJanuary 19, 2013
    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.
  • Romain L.
    Romain LacharnayNovember 8, 2012
    The swamp tour is great and albinos alligators are funny
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansSeptember 6, 2012
    Gambit's Best of New Orleans Readers' Poll 2012 Winner: Best Summer Camp Read more
  • Adrienne S.
    Adrienne SmithAugust 19, 2012
    Make sure you bring your own towels
  • Shelby S.
    Shelby SmithMay 30, 2012
    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!
  • Frank G.
    Frank GiffordMay 5, 2012
    I'm at zoo to do
  • Lane M.
    Lane McDanielApril 25, 2012
    Very cool place! A must do if you're at the zoo already! Be sure to bring your own towels though...
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LeeApril 13, 2012
    Splash pad here is cool!!!
  • Brian A.
    Brian A.April 1, 2012
    No discount for out of town memberships.
  • 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
  • Newt Gingrich
    Newt GingrichMarch 16, 2012
    Lions, Tigers and Bears. Oh my! All here, with the Flamingos and Elephants too!
  • NOLA Nites Concierge | Meloney Smith
    We love T-Boy the Nutria.. our own answer to Punxsutawney Phil.
  • Sydney
    SydneyOctober 11, 2011
    Great zoo! Lots of monkeys!!
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly MarquizeSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Michelle
    MichelleSeptember 16, 2011
    Don't miss the white alligators!
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansSeptember 13, 2011
    Gambit's Best of New Orleans Readers' Poll 2011 Winner: Best Local Charity Event (Zoo-to-Do) Read more
  • Jason B.
    Jason BriggsAugust 23, 2011
    my girlfriend was an intern here and currently holds the mayorship:)
  • Ashlee W.
    Ashlee WegnerAugust 14, 2011
    Make sure you feed the ducks and turtles! Not only are you having fun, but you support the wildlife funds too!
  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
    Beat the heat @ cool zoo!
  • 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!
  • Hey
    HeyJune 14, 2011
    If you haven't had the roman candy, you haven't lived. Vanilla, strawberry, chocolate... Doesn't matter.
  • Monica W.
    Monica WilliamsApril 19, 2011
    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
  • Brandon A.
    Brandon AndersonMarch 27, 2011
    If you are lucky enough to come on a day that the cafeteria has chicken salad, GET IT !!! A+++
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MakiceMarch 17, 2011
    Immediately to the east of the zoo is a little fountain with a refreshing wading poil
  • Bethany W.
    Bethany WongDecember 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Come on a colder day (~50-ish° today) and see all the cats move around!
  • Bethany W.
    Bethany WongDecember 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Come on a colder day (~50-ish° today) and you can see all the cats move around!
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BNovember 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you get to see Menari the baby Sumatran Orangutan! Super cute:)
  • John C.
    John ConnorsSeptember 28, 2010
    Amazing place, but watch out for the spitting dinosaurs
  • Paul V.
    Paul VillanuevaSeptember 21, 2010
    Really beautiful zoo. Most of the animals were asleep, though, due to the heat.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SteinbackSeptember 18, 2010
    first time? tell them at the info desk and get a free gift!
  • Victoria R.
    Victoria ReidJune 26, 2010
    The absolute BEST zoo I've ever been to. Read more
  • Terry S.
    Terry St. GermainJune 14, 2010
    The food at the Cypress Knee cafe in the Swamp Exhibit is GREAT! And I'm a local.
  • Jessika
    JessikaJune 8, 2010
    Has 2 pressed penny machines. Located in the swamp exhibit and the market place. Read more
    HISTORYApril 5, 2010
    During the Great Depression "Monkey Hill", an artificial hill, was built to show the kids of flat New Orleans what a hill looks like. Local folklore calls Monkey Hill the highest point in New Orleans.
    Upvoted Jun 17
  • xtofer s.
    xtofer starnesOctober 17, 2009
    See the sealion exhibit. Cinnamon was born in 1976
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