Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre, NassauCurrently Closed
- 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
About Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre, Nassau
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 Opening and Closing 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
36.88% of people who visit Nassau include Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
81.82% of people start their Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre
Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre, Nassau Reviews
It's a neat zoo with flamingo show and you get to feed some birds. It's a bit difficult to locate as it's tucked away from the main road. The size isn't that big and you can go through it in about 2 hours leisurely. It's also shaded in the zoo so you can have a cooler visit even in the hottest day
Cool little zoo that has some animals that walk around with you and there is an area you can feed some birds. Not only is there a lot of animals to see but there is different types of plants as well. The staff is excellent and knowledgeable and will answer questions you might have.
I didn't expect to like this as much as we did. My family was enthralled with the different types of birds, and seeing flamingos out in the walkways was very cool. The flamingo march was sweet but the highlight was feeding the lorikeet. Our kids (and my mother) giggled and smiled as the birds flew to them and ate apple slices out of our hands. The staff was wonderful and interactive, helping with questions and providing insight. It's really more of an aviary than a zoo, but we enjoyed it a lot. We would definitely come back here if we're in Nassau again.
Loved all the animals! Flamingo March was really cool. Staff were really friendly, and didn't mind taking extra time to tell us about the animals personalities. Don't trust the geese!
The staff are amazing and quite knowledgeable. The ‘marching’ flamingo show was truly adorable! This is a perfect afternoon activity for all ages. Definitely try the soursop ice cream bar as a locally produced, organic treat!!