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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre Admission Ticket

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, located just a few minutes' drive from downtown Nassau. Your admission ticket is good for opening hours, between 9am and 5pm daily. The center was created by Jamaican horticulturist Hedley Edwards, who later brought the famous Caribbean flamingos from the southern Bahamas as a contrast to the abundant greenery.

    Explore the 4 acres (1.6 hectares) of verdant plant life and tropical gardens at your own pace. Take a break on a limestone bench hidden in a secluded corner, cross a footbridge as a kingfisher wades below and snap photos of the informal gardens. Watch the Bahamian ducks and swans paddle around the pond as freshwater turtles sun themselves on the rocks. While walking the Gardens, friendly and informed staff will answer questions while you explore. 

    Light refreshments are available at the canteen, and there is a gift shop featuring garden- and nature-themed souvenirs. 

    Your ticket includes admission to the 'Flamingo Experience', occurring at 10:30am, 2pm and 4pm daily and featuring the Bahamas' National Bird, the Caribbean Flamingo.
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    Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre
    • Access to grounds and exhibit
    • Entry/Admission - Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Snacks and drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gift and souvenirs (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Restrooms are not wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed July 2, 2019

    This place is well worth the effort to get here and the price of admission! It is a small conservation zoo, but it is mainly a place to see birds, especially Flamingos, Peacocks, Macaws, and Lorries. Many people mention you can take the number 12...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    2  Thank Catherine S
    Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

    Keep your expectations in check, Nassau is only a 250,000 population city. We were in love with how this zoo was set up. It was more of a meandering on paths from exhibit to exhibit rather than a strict designated path system. It felt natural....More

    Thank Jeckaroonie
    Reviewed June 5, 2019

    This was a cool place to go for a couple of hours. You can take a taxi or even walk if you don't mind a little bit of a hike, but its not horrible. The flamingos just kind of walk around. There was a big...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Gina D
    Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

    I am sorry that we visited this small zoo. I really thought it was a sad shabby place. We were the only couple walking around on a Saturday afternoon. We had missed the flamingo march. Tbh there was not much to see. I also could...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Nicola M
    Reviewed April 11, 2019

    I visited Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre as part of a shore excursion from a cruise ship port of call in Nassau. I loved this excursion! At Ardastra Gardens, I participated in a flamingo "drill" presentation (trained flamingos "march" to music under their watchful...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank hkendal95
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    November 20, 2018|
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    Response from Mary T | Reviewed this property |
    The Botanical gardens are just down the road from Ardastra, but from what I could tell, there wasn't much to it. It looked more like an open area with paths and a few water features. I never saw an "entrance" or anywhere... More
    May 11, 2018|
    Response from Mary T | Reviewed this property |
    I'd estimate that it's about 2 miles. You could walk it, but it was hot when we were there. We took a cab there and walked back with several stops for adventure along the way - drinks at Twin Brothers, the beach for a... More
    May 11, 2018|
    Response from descubrabahamas | Reviewed this property |
    It’s about 20 min walk maybe. It’s better to get a taxi there.
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