Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, Nassau

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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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  • Especially for little ones! We learned a lot about Bahamian wildlife and our son got a chance to interact during the show.  more »
  • Had the #10 bus drop us off Bay St and walked maybe 10 minutes to a combo zoo and botanical garden. It was kept up nicely with many native birds including a black swan. My wife is addicted to...  more »
  • We recently enjoyed a family cruise in the Caribbean, and one of the stops was Nassau. When looking for something to do with our five year old other than the beach, we debated between a dolphin swim.....  more »
  • Nice little zoo with mostly birds. The marching flamingo show was cool. Fun to feed the parrots. Would be 5 stars but the price of entry is too high. $18.75 for an adult for what only really takes an hour to walk through.
  • We had such a terrific time! Thank you! I think the employees are the friendliest and most helpful that I have ever experienced!! Clean and well kept for all the animals. Beautiful flowers too! A definite visit location when visiting Nassau!! Hope to go back with my grandchildren next time visiting the Bahamas 💗
  • Highly recommended! The staff was so nice. Looks like the grounds were at one time very well kept but need a little tending to since the hurricane. Still an awesome experience!
  • 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.
  • One of our favorite activities on Nassau. This is a short walk from Fish Fry and Junkanoo beach, and only a mile from the ferry stop. They have a wide variety of birds, many mammals and reptiles, too. We spent 2 hours at the zoo, walked around all of the exhibits, fed the Lory parrots, and watched the March of the Flamingo. It was a great excursion!

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