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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.

Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA
(504) 861-2537

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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 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

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 onto Magazine Street. Drive about 6 blocks on Magazine Street. Audubon Zoo is located on the left-hand side at 6500 Magazine Street.

Public Transportation:

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.


Audubon Zoo can be accessed by the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line, which stops in front of Audubon Park. Read more about Streetcar pricingschedules and maps.  

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



Plan Your Visit

Shopping and Dining

Chats and Feeds

Come witness the Ape Feeding at Audubon Zoo's World of Primates Exhibit.

Exhibits and Attractions

Visit our animal encounter experience in the African Savanna exhibit!

Mailing address: Audubon Nature Institute 6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118
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