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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center

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Chippingham Road, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-323-5806
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The Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre is a peaceful 80 year-old retreat spread over 4 acres of lush tropical gardens. It is a boutique zoo that specializes in bird rescue & rehabilitation, education, preservation of history and conservation of natural resources. Ardastra is home to many native species of plants and animals - including the Bahamas National Bird, the beautiful and exotic Caribbean Flamingo. We are well-known for our animal encounters that allow visitors to get "up close "with some of our residents. We encourage all of our visitors to take a guided tour for a better appreciation of our residents and our property. To maximize enjoyment, we also encourage our guests to schedule their visits around our Signature Showtimes: 10:30am, 1:30pm or 3:30pm. You can participate in the "Flamingo Experience", a unique show of the glory and antics of these incredible creatures together with an excellent narration of their story. Guests can also hand-feed the colourful and playful South Pacific Lory Parrots and have numerous photographic opportunities during your visit. While walking the Gardens, friendly and informed staff will answer questions while two-legged feathered friends will freely entertain. Light refreshments are available at the "Parrot Pit Stop". "Toby's Treasures" is filled with gifts/souvenirs so that you can take a piece of Ardastra home with you.
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  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“flamingo march” (44 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Chippingham Road, Nassau, New Providence Island
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+1 242-323-5806
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One od our shore excursion options on our cruise was visiting this garden, and it was a highlight of the week. The staff was wonderful and a riot. Great senses of humor and informative as well as helpful. The peacocks and flamingos walking amongst us...More

Thank Rob W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really neat experience to walk with flamingos and peacocks. Really neat zoo - I would recommend to bring water it’s very hot and humid. Marching with the flamingos was a cool experience for my 3 yr old daughter. Would recommend 10/10

Thank Katrina D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit of a walk from the no 10 or 12 bus stop but doable. It's a 2 min taxi ride from there so recommend walking and save yourself some money. Great zoo if you can ignore the fact that all the animals are in...More

Thank Arlene E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time! I am obsessed with flamingos so this was a dream come true! My daughter and I were able to “dance” with the flamingos! We will definitely be back!!!!

Thank Lori J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great show to watch the flamingos, and a small but cute zoo with plenty of caribbean animals to see. Kids enjoyed it.

Thank CabareterR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

GORGEOUS!!! A rare find! Amazing paths and nature gallore! So many beautiful ponds and bridges to walk over. The animals were great! Flamingo show was charming! They walk right up to you. The family that owns it are tremendous! Met the grandson (future owner) who...More

Thank mia759
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This place is really alright to see some animals to see and loose flamingos to that walk around. The place is not that big and the admission is a little expensive but then again I guess its for a good cause to help them maintain...More

Thank Joe R
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We are a middle aged couple, I did my research so we only planned on spending 1 hour here and that worked out well. We did the 3:30 lory parrot feeding where you get to enter their cage and feed them apples (which I loved)...More

1  Thank melissakg1
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Nice local zoo. The parrots and especially the flamingos are well worth the visit. The paths meander throughout the zoo - I would have found it useful to have had a map of the exhibits and the paths, as I found myself covering the same...More

Thank B33522920B
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Angiecastroc21
22 June 2017|
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Response from Ardastra G | Property representative |
Hi Angiecastroc21. We apologize for the delayed response. Zoo admission remains the same year round. $18 for adults, $9 for children (4-12) and toddlers (3yrs and younger) are free. We hope to see you soon!!
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MaryYork1
13 January 2017|
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Response from Sherry K | Reviewed this property |
I didn't walk there so I can't comment
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bluesmama11
14 October 2016|
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Response from Eric M | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your pace. You can see everything in 45 minutes, maybe less including the Marching Flamingo Spectacular Show. On the other hand, if you want to get to know the flora and fauna, browse the souvenir show, plan on... More
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