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Audubon Insectarium

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Address: 423 Canal Street, US Custom House, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 15045814629
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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All bugs all the time! This place is a real treat. There are live bugs, bug sculptures, bug art, and a whole lot of information about bugs. It's sort of a museum/bug zoo. Favorite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

All bugs all the time! This place is a real treat. There are live bugs, bug sculptures, bug art, and a whole lot of information about bugs. It's sort of a museum/bug zoo. Favorite part: the butterfly exhibit. But go early--as in as early as possible. This place gets absolutely packed with screaming kids.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a great time at a cooking demo for the Eat Local Challenge. We got a taste of cricket cookies, fried dragonflies and baked crickets.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This insectarium is visually really nicely done. However, there is not a lot of information on the species (their name, sometimes more info like for the termites or cockroaches). It feels like they know their public consists mostly of kids and they don't bother giving information that won't be read. It's too bad though because I would have liked to... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Insectarium is a must visit attraction in New Orleans. Kids absolutely love this place. Make sure you go to the kitchen and try a cooked bug as a snack!

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lake charles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited here with our 2, 11 & 15 year olds. The insects had the 2 year old's attention for about 2 minutes, but the rest of us found it pretty cool. It was gross and neat to be able to see the bugs up close without fearing (much) they will touch you. The cockroach exhibit was interesting as it... More 

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gainesville FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I have to be honest....I DID NOT WANT TO GO HERE! I despise bugs on all levels but my husband is a museum director and we were in NOLA for a museum conference and our group was scheduled to view the Insectarium. I went with great trepidation but was surprised at how amazing it was to learn about the insect... More 

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BONITA SPRINGS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We bought the Audubon Experience, which meant even for the places we would normally not go, we wanted to go because it was part of the package. Aside from the educational (we live in a wooden home, so termite education really important), we really had fun. There was a nice mixture of live insects and exhibits, and games. The insects... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I didn't thank I would like it that well but just all of it was amazing, butterfly exhibit was amazing to walk through. Best time to go is as soon as they open or later in the day when school or camp tours are not there.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Not too bad an attraction but I don't think it's good value for money. We all found the exhibits interesting but it felt like it was finished before you know it and that's after watching the movie available. I think it would be better value if you purchased the tickets as part of a package deal.

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arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

only because this was included in my audobon experience bundle package did I even go here. I would not send my money on it otherwise.

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Additional Information about Audubon Insectarium

Address: Address: 423 Canal Street, US Custom House, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 15045814629
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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