Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation CentreCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Chippingham Road, Nassau, New Providence, Nassau, The Bahamas
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2423235806
- Ticket Price: 18 BSD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids, Conservation Centre
Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre - Review
Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center is the first zoo in Nassau -established in 1982 by Mr. Norman Solomon. The Zoo is home to the Caribbean Flamingo- the national bird of the Bahamas that were brought here in the 1950’s to breed the species that was almost on the verge on being endangered.
The gardens date back to the 1930’s and were the brainchild of Hedley Vivian Edwards- a Jamaican horticulturist.
Today, the zoo is home to 300 animals that thrive here amidst the gorgeous landscaped gardens. The tranquil atmosphere completes the charm of the place and if you are a nature lover, the place promises to offer a peaceful time. When here don’t forget to feed the Parrots- a must if you are visiting with children!
Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre Ticket Prices
- For group prices, visit the official website.
General Admission: (day pass)
- Adults: Bahamian Dollars 18
- Ages 4-12: Bahamian Dollars 9
- Age 3 and under: Free
Resident with ID: (day pass)
- Adults: Bahamian Dollars 14
- Ages 4-12: Bahamian Dollars 7
- Age 3 and under: Free
Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre Hours
- Last admission at 4.00 pm.
- You can hand-feed playful lory parrots at 11:00 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.
- Flamingo show at: 10:30 am, 2:15 pm and 4:00 pm
How To reach Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre by Public Transport
- Ferry terminal: P.I.F.T, Atlantis Bridge (Around 7 kilometers)
- By taking a Jitney (minibus).
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car/ Scooter/ Bike.
- On foot
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre
17.52% of people who visit Nassau include Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
78.57% of people start their Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre
88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre
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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre, Nassau Reviews
Decent place to take small kids, but honestly the price is a little high for the lack of animals. Not to mention most of the animals seemed lethargic (maybe from the heat). Being able to feed the birds was the best part of the experience.
We loved it! My daughter loves flamingos and got to be a trainer. It was cute. We had a lit of fun and thought the zoo was nice, animals were well cared for. The nicest thing though was there were local school children that were integral parts of the experience. One of them spoke at the flamingo show and others were around the zoo and spoke to guests about other animals and answered questions. They were extremely knowlegeable and well spoken.
We've visited this zoo on prior trips to Nassau. This trip our granddaughter wanted to see the famous marching flamingos. That area of the zoo was in better shape than the rest of the zoo. There were no maps of the exhibits, and many had no information about the animals. About half of the zoo was in need of refurbishment.
This was a lovely experience for my son and I. I am personally the cause for them not getting a 5. I didn't expect mosquitoes in all that shrubbery. So like I said it's my fault I didn't enjoy it as much. The bird feeding was my favorite part and pretending to my 3 year old that we were indeed in a jungle was priceless!
We stopped on the island for a cruise port and toured the zoo. It was nice - staff was super friendly. We got to watch an owl have dinner which isn't something you see every day and we spoiled the goats and sheep they allowed us to feed. We never have done anything when stopping on this island previously except Atlantis and I am glad we did this. We'd definitely visit again.