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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 March 18, 2019

    This is a small but amazing zoo! The staff are nice, there are a lot more animals to see than flamingos but they are very nice to look at too. I had a great time here. It's right across the street from Fish Fry and...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Russ F
    Reviewed March 10, 2019

    Visited on my own while our cruise ship was in port. I was interested and seeing the flamingos, and they were fascinating and put on a good show! As for the rest of the zoo, if you are a youngster and are interested in rabbits,...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank bchrzan
    Reviewed March 6, 2019

    The marching flamingos were a big hit with the grand kids it was different. Also my grandson was just in awe feeding the parrots he couldn’t believe that the ate from his hands

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Eugenia P
    Reviewed February 28, 2019

    Gardens are beautiful and wildlife is varied. Feed the parrots was a highlight but you absolutely have to see the marching flamingos. Amazing what they can do and the posing with them is so much fun.

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank susan m
    Reviewed February 24, 2019

    The marching flamingos are worth the entry fee alone and a lovely little zoo doing what they can for conservation with what they have.

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Kate A
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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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