Audubon Zoo

6500 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70118- Map It
(504) 581-4629
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AAA Editor Notes

Audubon Zoo is at 6500 Magazine St., adjacent to Audubon Park. Encompassing 58 acres of realistic habitats and more than 1,500 animals, the zoo is home to many rare and endangered species. Exhibits include the African Savanna; Asia; Watotu Walk; World of Primates; and Reptile Encounter, home to a Komodo dragon. Mayan temples and ruins are the setting for Jaguar Jungle. The Louisiana Swamp Exhibit recreates the culture and wildlife of a 1930s Cajun settlement. The Swamp Train takes passengers on a tour of the zoo. Guests may go for a whirl on the Endangered Species Carousel, climb the rock wall or experience five adventures on the Safari Simulator Ride. Narrated feedings are offered daily. Food is available. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.
Zoo $19.95; $14.95 (ages 2-12 and 65+). Safari simulator $5. Train $5. Carousel $2. Combination ticket with Audubon Aquarium of the Americas $34.95; $29.95 (ages 2-12 and 65+). Audubon Experience combination ticket with Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and Entergy Giant Screen Theater (valid for 30 consecutive days from first use) $44.95; $34.95 (ages 2-12 and 65+). Phone ahead to confirm rates.
Hours: Daily 10-5 (also Sat.-Sun. 5-6), early Mar.-Labor Day; Tues.-Fri. and select holiday Mon. 10-4, Sat.-Sun. 10-5, rest of year. Closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.