Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, Nassau

4.0
#3 of 22 in Parks in Nassau
Visit Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, the first and only zoo in the Bahamas. Originally opened in 1937, the zoo now houses approximately 200 animals. In keeping with the zoo’s aim to promote conservation, it features a sanctuary and simulated natural habitats for a variety of endangered animals, including the Bahamian boa constrictor and Bahama parrot. A highlight of the zoo are the gorgeous Caribbean flamingoes and their famous trainer show, a must-see for any visitor. Hand-feed parrots or take an educational tour about wildlife conservation. Using our custom trip planner, Nassau attractions like Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Gardens are about a 20 minute walk from downtown. (take a cab) They were built in the 1930s and feature marching flamingos. If traveling with young kids, this is a must see attraction. It is very....  more »
  • Small zoo with limited animals but the flamingo show and interactive bird exhibit were lots of fun for our family, including small children. Cost for admission seems high but this is Nassau.  more »
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  • What a great place! So many things to see in a genuinely unsuspecting place. This place has everything you could see in the Bahamas plus a little extra. I would recommend visiting during one of the animal feedings, it is truly something else. This place is fun and is great for kids. They even have a few flamingos and peacocks running around loose which also provides for a magical time.
  • It's not huge but very cozy. We had great opportunities to interact with animals. Most of the animals are rescues, the zoo is the only place for them to survive. Everybody was super friendly and helpful. The taxi from the port is 3-4 dollars per person in a group.
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