6500 Magazine St.,
861-2537 One of the nation’s finest zoo’s features endangered
species such as white alligators, Komodo dragon and more.
Louisiana swamp exhibit. Open daily 9:30-5, closed holidays.
Aquarium of the Americas - 1 Canal St. at the
Mississippi River, 861-2537 - Exhibits sharks, penguins and
exotic fish. Caribbean reef, sea otter gallery and more. Open
9:30-6 Sun-Thu, 9:30-7 Fri-Sat (last ticket sold one hour before
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve -
Hwy. 3134, Crown Point, 589-3882 Discover a Louisiana swamp
and wildlife in their natural habitat through paths and bridges.
Open 9-5 daily.
NATURE AND OUTDOORS
Bayou Segnette State Park
- 777 Westbank Expwy., Westwego, 736-7140 -- Camping, picnic
areas, playgrounds and boat launch to the Barataria Basin. Open
7 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon-Sun.
Wildlife Center- Hwy. 40, Folsom, 985-624-WILD (9453)
Safari park featuring zebras, giraffes, bison, llamas, deer and
more. Hand-feed the animals. Over 900 acres. Open 9-3 Mon-Fri,
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
Chef Menteur Hwy. to
Ridge Trail, 646-7543 - 23,000+ acres of freshwater marsh
preserves. Weekend canoeing and hiking trips available. Open