Directions & Parking
Parking is Free at Audubon Zoo & Park
Visitor drop-off and pick-up is permitted at the front gate. Ramps assist with accessibility to and from the entrance. Designated accessible parking spaces are located close to the front entrance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Take the Crescent City Connection Bridge towards Downtown New Orleans on the East Bank of the Mississippi River. Exit at Camp Street and stay in the right lane. Turn right onto St. Joseph Street and drive for one block; then take a right on Magazine Street for approximately 4 miles. Cross through the stoplight at the intersection of Nashville Avenue and Magazine Street about three-quarters of a mile, half of which will be through Audubon Park. Audubon Zoo is located on the left-hand side at 6500 Magazine Street.
From I-10 West, look for the Westbank/Claiborne Avenue sign and exit at South Claiborne Avenue/US 90 West (Exit 234 C), heading south. Drive down Claiborne Avenue approximately 6 miles and turn left onto Broadway Avenue. There is a green sign for the Zoo in the median right before Broadway. Drive down Broadway approximately 1.5 miles, crossing St. Charles Avenue, and turn left at the three-way-stop sign at Leake Avenue. As the road curves to the left, it turns into Magazine Street. Audubon Zoo is located on the right-hand side located at 6500 Magazine Street.
From I-10 East, exit at South Carrollton Avenue (Exit 232). There is a sign at that exit for Audubon Zoo. As you enter the exit from the I-10, stay in the left-hand lane as you will have to turn left for the final exit. Stay to the left through the light at the bottom of the exit ramp to merge onto South Carrolton Avenue. The off-ramp only allows you to go to the right and that is the way you want to go. You will drive several miles on South Carrollton Avenue until you come to the end of the street at Leake Avenue. You can’t go straight because the levee is right in front of you. Turn left onto Leake Avenue and drive until you come to the three-way-stop at Broadway Avenue. After stopping at the stop sign, go straight. As the road curves to the left, it turns into Magazine Street. Audubon Zoo is on the right-hand side located at 6500 Magazine Street.
After crossing the Huey P. Long Bridge to the East Bank, turn right (east) onto Jefferson Highway. Follow Jefferson Highway approximately 8 miles until it becomes South Claiborne Avenue. Continue on South Claiborne until you reach the traffic light at Nashville Avenue. Turn right at the stoplight and follow Nashville Avenue until you reach the stoplight at the intersection of Nashville Avenue and Magazine Street. Turn right onto Magazine Street. Drive down Magazine Street about three-quarters of a mile, half of which will be through Audubon Park. Audubon Zoo is located on the left-hand side at 6500 Magazine Street.
Audubon Zoo is now offering Star Parking Spaces. Star Parking is a premium parking experience for Audubon Zoo guests looking to capture the closest parking spots, while saving time navigating the parking lot searching for a parking space. Audubon Nature Institute has partnered with Premium Parking to offer Star Parking Spaces at Audubon Zoo. Only the designated twenty-six (26) parking spaces are considered Star Parking Spaces. All other parking spaces are complimentary on a “first come, first serve” basis. Accessible parking spaces are also free for all vehicles with valid handicapped parking stickers/placards. Audubon’s portion collected from the Star Parking Spaces will be dedicated to our conservation programs. Simply follow the prompts on the parking sign (QR code or text to pay) or download the Premium Parking app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Major credit card/debit cards are accepted.