Zoos and Wildlife Parks in New Orleans
Being among animals is always a special, surreal experience. Connecting with the wild is one of the things that has been excluded from the modern city life and taking part in any to do with animals is a calming and relaxing experience. It is definitely a good idea for a day out with children as for them animals are first seen on TV and through cartoon pictures and the first encounter is always special. New Orleans can offer you just that, so if you are in the city you can enjoy the “wildlife”.
Located on the Mississippi river, Audubon aquarium immerses you in an underwater world. Visitors have the opportunity to touch a sting ray, feed a parakeet and marvel at the gigantic sharks.
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium will encourage you to use all five senses. You’ll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet and along the way, you’ll be shrunk to bug size and wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp.
Located in Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the world. The zoo offers educational programs, hands-on animal encounters and lush gardens.