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Visit the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre with this all-inclusive admission ticket. Stroll through 4 acres (1.6 hectares) of verdant gardens, home to native mammals, reptiles and more than two hundred bird species. This 80-year-old refuge is home to specimens of the Caribbean Flamingo, the Bahamas' Native Bird. Get a chance to hand-feed South Pacific Lory Parrots and watch 'The Flamingo Experience' featuring the featured native birds.


  • Admission to the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Center
  • Entrance fees, exhibits and 'The Flamingo Experience' included
  • Explore more than 4 acres (1.6 hectares) of lush tropical gardens
  • Learn about the Bahamas native flora and fauna
  • See the National Bird, the Caribbean Flamingo

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What You Can Expect

Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre Admission Ticket

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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.

Customer Reviews

John L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This is a great zoo and gardens! We loved feeding the birds and standing RIGHT next to the flamingos! It was a small zoo, so you could move through it quickly if you wanted 45 minutes to a few hours, depending. The people were very welcoming. And buying the ticket directly here was WAY smarter than doing a cruise excursion.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We truly enjoyed ourselves at the Zoo. The parrots were so funny...My grandchildren enjoyed every moment. We also enjoyed taking some photos with the flamingo's.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We had the best time ever! We were able to feed the parrots apples! So Cool! Thanks a bunch!

Charlotte G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had a great time at the Ardasta Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre in Nassau, Bahamas! Our whole family was together and we were able to get a family photo with some of the flamingos walking around us! It was a great time! Both little and 'big' kids enjoyed themselves! Thank you!


4 star rating: Recommended December 2016

The Ardastra Gardens was beautiful. Not as large as I thought but still nice. It was a bit of a hike from the cruise ships to the bus depot, then when we got dropped off it was yet another hike to the actual zoo. That being said the zoo was not crowded. Self guided quiet walk through amazing foliage and animals not normally seen in zoos around here. Some areas were still being worked on from Hurricane Matthew but most of them were open to the public. It was worth the money. Just wish we knew ahead of time of the walking distances. Take good walking shoes for sure.

Hamish W

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Lovely seeing the wide variety of birds and other animals. The Flamingo March was good as was the bird feeding.


4 star rating: Recommended April 2016

We only went to the zoo. It was nice. Small and only takes about 1 1/2 hr.
It was a nice oasis that was unexpected.

Karen O

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better July 2016

The animals at this zoo did not seem to be well cared for.

ddharlow United States of ... 

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better April 2016

this place is more than a few min from the boat dock. dont plan on walking there. it was just ok, not a whole lot to see as far as a real assortment of animals.

Sharon T

1 star rating: I do not recommend this October 2016

Did not get to enjoy this tour due to a hurricane hitting the island.

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