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Driving and Parking
Visit Audubon Zoo
Audubon Zoo is located in historic Uptown New Orleans on Magazine Street between Walnut and Calhoun Streets.
6500 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA
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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 Magazine Street. Drive on Magazine Street for approximately 4 miles. Cross through the stop light at the intersection of Nashville and Magazine and drive about 6 blocks. 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 Ave. 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 on the right-hand side located at 6500 Magazine Street.
Directions from Metairie, Kenner, Baton Rouge
From I-10 East, exit at South Carrollton Ave. (Exit 232). There is a sign at that exit for Audubon Zoo. As you enter the exit from the interstate, stay in the left-hand lane as you will have to turn left for the final exit. 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 S. 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 3-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
Walking and using public transportation has an incredible impact on the environment. Simple changes to our daily routines can change the future of the planet. Consider public transportation for your next trip to the Zoo.
Once you exit the Streetcar, you can take a leisurely stroll through Audubon Park walking toward the Mississippi River, where you'll cross Magazine Street and find Audubon Zoo.
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 runs every 15 minutes during busy seasons.
The Zoo can be accessed by the 11:Magazine and 32:Leonidas lines. The 10:Tchoupitoulas line ends near the Zoo, which provide riders with access within walking distance to the Zoo's entrance. Read more about RTA bus routes and schedules and RTA bus pricing.
From the Airport
The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) provides service from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner to Carrollton and Tulane Avenues where it connects with the RTA's 32:Leonidas bus to the front of the Zoo. Read more about RTA bus routes and schedules and RTA bus pricing.
Taxi Cab Service
Liberty Bell Cab: (504) 821-8222
New Orleans Carriage Cabs: (504) 207-7777
United Cabs: (504) 522-9771
Zoo Visitor Info
Mon - Fri | 10am - 5pm
Sat & Sun | 10am - 6pm
Cool Zoo Splash Park Hours
Cool Zoo Splash Park is currently closed for the season and will reopen April 2014.
$39.50 Adult Admission
$27.50 Child (2 -12) Admission
$27.50 Senior (65+) Admission
Our best value! Visit Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX® Theatre and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium for one low price. The Audubon Experience package includes one visit to each facility. Audubon Experience packages are valid for 30 consecutive days starting with your first visit. The IMAX® ticket is valid for one movie on first-come, first-served availability. Tickets may be purchased in advance and used the day of your visit. Our attractions are open Tuesday through Sunday and select holiday Mondays.
$17.50 Adult Admission
$12.00 Child (2 -12) Admission
$13.00 Senior (65+) Admission
Free for Audubon Members
$36.00 Adult Admission
$25.00 Child (2 -12) Admission
$25.50 Senior (65+) Admission
Discounted admission for groups of 10 or more and group lunches for 20 or more. Exciting, educational and entertaining trips at economical rates are available with advance reservations at the Zoo, Aquarium, Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and IMAX®. To make your reservations or for more information please call (504) 581-4629 or 1-800-774-7394, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.
Visit often with a full year of free admission to Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium! Plus, Audubon Members save with $5 admission tickets to Entergy IMAX® Theatre, while enjoying many other valuable perks. We encourage you to do the math, and compare single ticket prices to Membership. Depending on how often you plan to visit, Audubon Membership is the best entertainment value in town!