Home to more than 2,000 animals, Audubon Zoo is named after famed artist and naturalist John James Audubon. The zoo created a name for itself by providing a home for a white tiger and two blue-eyed alligators. During Hurricane Katrina, zoo staff took refuge in the reptile house, which is designed to withstand storms. Despite financial setbacks after the storm, the zoo reopened and added a swamp exhibit with a themed Hurricane Katrina house and a collection of local species. Plan to visit Audubon Zoo during your New Orleans vacation using our convenient New Orleans trip itinerary maker app.
Audubon Zoo reviews
We went to the zoo today, having bought timed tickets last night. There was no crowd at the gate to get in at 1pm. I had last been there about 30 years ago (we live in Virginia) and really enjoyed..... more »
We went to the Audubon Zoo on a Friday morning and was there for around 3 and half to 4 hours. And I’ve got to say.. This was one of the best zoos I’ve been to. The animals were very active, and the..... more »
Great time at Boo at the Zoo. A lot of fun for kids - especially children 10 and under. For any special event at the zoo, allow an extra hour to park. Not a lot of organization for parking and it took us 45 minutes. If you are going during regular zoo hours, don't miss the elephants. And be sure to take a stroll through the reptile house! Great place to cool off during hot summer days.
My grandson's third grade class went to the zoo on a field trip today. They had a blast. The grounds are nice and animal enclosures are well done. Some of the attractions we're closed for renovations. We didn't think it was allowed to take in food and drinks, but saw people with them. Might be a good idea to check the website. Overall a good outing.
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