Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, Nassau

3.9
#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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  • We took the kids here and enjoyed it. Were lucky that both peacocks displayed for us. Pretty property with lots of things to see. Took maybe 40 minutes to wander through. A little pricey but we were g...  more »
  • Cute place, close walk to Junkanoo beach and worth an afternoon visit. Very small compared to some of the larger zoos some people might be used to. Cages are small, and there is a very strange assortm...  more »
  • We have a time share, and like many people our main focus in the Bahamas is to enjoy a sunny break from winter. Whenever we're there though, we always make a point of visiting the Ardastra Gardens, as...  more »
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  • For a small zoo it is well kept. I don't mind them not having big animals, it's sad to see them in tiny enclosures. It read fun to see what other countries consider exotic. Like barn owls and raccoons. They do organic maintenance- spiders eat mosquitoes, leaves turn to mulch, etc. The flamingos were beautiful and very interactive. The staff made sure everyone got a great photo with them.
  • Worth a walk through if you've got some time to burn - when I was a kid it was better funded and had more to offer. The grounds are still really neat/interesting, and they have a number of cool animals to see and interact with, but don't expect this to compare to the kind of zoos you might be used to visiting from more developed countries.
  • This place was a great experiance for us and our year and a half old. Lots of beautiful birds. A handful of other animals. The staff is super friendly. The bird feeding is a great experience. It would be great if the placards on the enclosures were more complete and had more information. Most were missing and there were a handful of animals that we didn't recognize. Would have been nice to learn about them.
  • This zoo is small but just lovely. My 3 small children adored walking around and lesrnung about native animals ans plants. The flamingo show was a delight. The staff is incredibly friendly. This is a hidden gem.
  • Absolutely loved this gem in Nassau. My 18 year old daughter and I both had a fantastic time. So many native animals, plants, flowers, trees. I didn't want to leave!!!
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