Audubon Zoo is located in Uptown New Orlean's historic Audubon Park on Magazine Street between Walnut Street and Calhoun Street.
6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Audubon Zoo has its own parking lot free to the public.
Directions from the Westbank
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 stop light 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.
Directions from New Orleans East, Slidell, Mississippi Gulf Coast
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.
Directions from Metairie, Kenner, Baton Rouge
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.
Directions from Jefferson Highway, Huey P. Long Bridge, Harvey, Elmwood
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 stop light and follow Nashville Avenue until you reach the stop light 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.
Walking and using public transportation have an incredible impact on the environment. Simple changes to our daily routines can change the future of the planet. Please consider using public transportation for your next trip to the Zoo.
Audubon Zoo can be accessed by the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line, which stops in front of Audubon Park at the "St Charles at Tulane/Loyola" stop. You will see the formal entrance to Audubon Park on St. Charles Avenue across the street from Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans. Once you exit the Streetcar, you can reach the Zoo by walking through Audubon Park and following the circular jogging path in either direction until you reach the Magazine Street side of the Park, where you will cross Magazine Street to reach the Zoo at 6500 Magazine Street.
No time to walk, or it's too hot? Wait and take a ride on the Audubon Shuttle from St. Charles Avenue to Audubon Zoo! The Audubon Shuttle picks up and drops off in front of the formal entrance to Audubon Park on St. Charles Avenue (look for the shuttle street sign). The Shuttle runs every 15 minutes during busy seasons; it does not run at night or for evening events at Audubon Zoo.
The Zoo can be accessed by taking the 11:Magazine and 32:Leonidas-Treme lines to Stop #129/Audubon Zoo at the intersection of Magazine Street and River Drive/North Avenue (this is the first stop of the 32:Leonidas-Treme line and the final stop of the 11:Magazine line). The 10:Tchoupitoulas line terminates at Stop #45/Audubon Park at Tchoupitoulas Street and Exposition Boulevard, which forms the eastern boundary of Audubon Park. It is an approximately half-mile walk to the Zoo's entrance along Exposition Boulevard and Magazine Street.
From the Airport
Jefferson Transit Authority's Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) bus provides service from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner to the stop at the intersection of North Carrollton Avenue and Tulane Avenues where it connects with the RTA's 32:Leonidas bus. The RTA 32:Leonidas bus terminates at the front of Audubon Zoo.