Trip Tips - Audubon Zoo

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017.Ticketing Tips
Skip the lines! Book your tickets online and print your tickets at home. Or, consider an off-site ticket outlet.

Visiting Tips
- For the best experience, visit during the Zoo's least frequented times—weekday afternoons.
- The Zoo is handicap accessible.
- Strollers and wagons are allowed in the Zoo.
- A limited number of wheelchairs are available for rent.
- Photography (including flash) is permitted in the Zoo.
- Suitcases, backpacks or coolers (with or without wheels) must not be larger than 28-quart size. One per family. Alcohol is not permitted. Glass containers, disposable straws and lids are not permitted for the safety of our animals. Audubon reserves the right to search coolers and backpacks.
- Audubon Zoo is a "smoke-free" facility. For the safety and health of all patrons, our staff and the animals in our stewardship, smoking is only permitted outside of the Zoo.
- Free Wi-Fi hotspots now available at all Audubon Zoo food venues! Go wild and enjoy Internet access during your Zoo visit. Find free Wi-Fi access at our Flamingo Café, Zoofari Café, Cypress Knee Café and Golf Course Club House.

Information above is subject to change. 

Audubon Zoo entrance is located at 6500 Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans. The Zoo is handicap accessible.   

Bee Ready
There is a spring bloom for honey bees every season and Audubon Zoo visitors may see increased activity beginning in early March and lasting throughout the summer. Audubon Zoo is seeing a higher population of bees this year due to an unseasonably warm winter. Read more.

Restrooms are located near the Zoo front gate, inside of Zoofari Cafe, near the Carousel, near the Reptile Encounter, and inside of the Cajun Ballroom in the Louisiana Swamp Exhibit. 

Information Booth
The Information Booth is located near the Zoo front entrance where facility maps, daily schedules and other information is available. Wheelchairs and strollers are available for rent at the Zoo Information Booth. A Photo ID or $5.00 deposit is required with all rentals.
Prices below include tax.
- Wheelchairs: $8
- Scooters: $25
- Single Strollers: $11
- Double Strollers: $13
- Lockers: $5

Wheelchair and Stroller Routes
All exhibits at the Zoo are easily accessible by wheelchair or stroller. View the Zoo map for additional details. 

Service Animals
Guests with disabilities are permitted to bring service animals to all areas of Audubon facilities where guests are normally allowed—with the exception of Watoto Walk (contact yard) and Audubon Aviary at the Zoo and Parakeet Pointe at the Aquarium. Animals exhibiting signs of ill health or aggressive or erratic behavior will not be allowed. In the event that a guest’s service animal is denied admittance, other assistance will be provided upon request. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support (ESA), therapy animals or animals that provide a service to others not present (dogs in-training) do not qualify as “service animals” under the ADA and are not allowed in Audubon facilities. Pets are also not admitted in Audubon facilities. Pets, ESA and other service animals are allowed in Audubon's public parks.

Zoo Scoop
Audubon Zoo is full of engaging activities for the whole family. View our Zoo Scoop to learn more about what is going on at the Zoo.

Zoo Map
View the map online or pick up a ZOO NEWS and a map at the front gate when you come to visit. The ZOO NEWS offers the latest information on exhibits, concessions, shows and presentation.

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