on May 19, 2011
My family and I decided to visit the Audubon Zoo on a Saturday, and went earlier in the day to avoid the extreme heat of the afternoon. Hours are 10am to 5pm on Tuesdays through Sundays. Although the Zoo is closed on Mondays, sometimes they will have a special opening for holidays like Memorial Day. The prices were $14.95 for general admission, $9.95 for a child ages 2-12, and $11.95 for seniors 65 and older. The Audubon Zoo has added some new features for this year. On Monkey Hill, they still have the small pool and traveling waterfall that kids and adults can play in and soak their feet to beat the heat. Near this pool is a treehouse that children can play inside, and the spider-web like path is open for kids to run up and down in. There's also an amuseument park with a carousel and other fair-like games and rides, and a "Cool Zoo", a waterpark that has separate admission fees. Dining at the Zoo has the Cypress Knee Cafe (The Louisiana Swamp), the Zoofari Cafe (near the Entrance), and the Haggen-Dazs Ice Cream place, and the Roman Candy stand. We ate at the Zoofari Cafe, which is indoors and is like a cafeteria-like atmosphere. Guests can also experience the different gift shops, a jungle full of jaguars, and riding the Swamp Train throughout the Zoo that also gives informatinal tours on different animals.
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