Audubon Nature Institute

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  • Address: 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 504-5814629
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
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Formerly a home to Native Americans, Audubon Park is now a prized attraction in New Orleans. The park was developed as the site for the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, later became a Park, named after the great naturalist John James Audubon. The park was designed by John Charles Olmsted.

The Audubon Nature Institute has three family-friendly attractions to offer tourists flocking in New Orleans. The zoo's most notable exhibit is the Louisiana Swamp, featuring rare leucistic white alligators. At the aquarium, do not miss the Hurricane on the Bayou, an IMAX film that tells the story of Hurricane Katrina through the eyes of a 13-year-old violin prodigy.

The Park is located between the Mississippi River and St. Charles Avenue and extends over 340 acres. Many oak trees lined along are most of which survived Katrina, and provide a shaded, beautiful urban oasis. The lagoons, pathways, and green space create a peaceful atmosphere, making the park a beautiful picnic spot.

It is popular for parties, get-togethers, family reunions and reservations can be made for picnic shelters too. A road inside the park is a much-used exercise path for jogging, bicycling, and walking.

The park has 10 clay tennis courts which can be reserved by the public. The Clubhouse is open on Tuesday through Saturday, serving breakfast from 8-11 am, lunch from 11-3, and from 3-5 pm, light snacks and beverages are available. There is also a buffet brunch on Sunday from 8:30-2:30.

The Zoois located in the park, next to the river, and is one of the premier zoos in the country. Famous for its white tigers and white alligators, the Zoo has natural habitats, gardens, a train, a swamp exhibit, and much more. Mark this in your itinerary. 

Audubon Nature Institute Travel Tips

- The Park is closed on Mondays

-    Different prices for different attractions; visit website for more information.

Audubon Experience Package: (It includes all the attractions)

$44.50 Adult Admission

$25.00 Child (2 -12) Admission

$31.50 Senior (65+) Admission

  • Audubon Experience packages are valid for 14 consecutive daysstarting with your first visit. 
  • Morning is the best time to visit the insectarium, when you can sample a variety of cooked bugs

How to Reach Audubon Nature Institute

Riverfront Streetcar Line or the Canal Street Streetcar line, Algiers and Gretna Ferries, Canal street bus stop 


  • Aqua Grill, Papa John’s Pizza, Hagen Dazs Ice creams

  • Audubon Nature Institute Address: 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118, United States
  • Audubon Nature Institute Contact Number: 504-5814629
  • Audubon Nature Institute Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Audubon Nature Institute: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 0.12% of people who visit New Orleans include Audubon Nature Institute in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Audubon Nature Institute visit around 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Audubon Nature Institute

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