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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Great for the kids, fun for the adults

We visited thinking it was a butterfly Conservatory and though we discovered it was primarily an Insectarium, decided it would be worth the visit. We were not disappointed. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Marlene K
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Robbinsville, New Jersey, United States

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Robbinsville, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We visited thinking it was a butterfly Conservatory and though we discovered it was primarily an Insectarium, decided it would be worth the visit. We were not disappointed. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and engaged. Lots of interactive exhibits for the kids. The butterfly exhibit was well done and pleasant. Crowded (it was a Saturday), but worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The Insectarium is a neat place to spend an hour or so. There are lots of insects to see, several live exhibits, and a really nice butterfly garden. Only a short walk from the Aquarium, I would combine the two, you can easily fit both in within an afternoon.

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Yonkers, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The Insectarium is a fun and educational place to spend a few hours. I never know bugs could be so interesting. They are all behind glass. The butterfly garden is amazing to walk through.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place, Take your time to look around and read the interesting facts about all types of bugs. Then a visit into the butterfly house

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The insectarium is such a lovely place with great information as well as people around the museum letting you pet the animals and there are even chances to try some food! It's such a great place and there is plenty of space for the animals to roam in, so worth a visit!

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Corinth, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a must do for anyone that comes to New Orleans for kids. We did the Insectarium and the Aquarium of the Americas in the same day -- you can get tickets for both at the Insectarium and we made it a point to make sure the little one had a great time. Heads up that the Insectarium is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great place to take children to keep them occupied. The special effects in the movie are not working currently, but everything else was good. Don't forget to eat some bugs at the cafeteria.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our 2 year old son LOVES bugs but unfortunately, this wasn't for him. He got very scared at quite a few parts and is now scared of most all bugs that he sees now. But overall, we all enjoyed it. He did love the 10 minute animated show you can watch and thought it was so neat how you get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is not a HUGE museum but does have a wide variety of insects. There are displays of "pinned" insects, but also many displays of live insects. The displays/exhibits were fun and informative. There is a snack bar at the back of the museum, and tucked behind that is an edible insect cafe where you can try out different edible... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My daughter is in high school and is interested in biology. So the visit to the Audubon Insectarium was definitely a good pre school warm up. I am a big fan of moths and butterflies. And they had plenty. Very interesting and would come back again!

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Additional Information about Audubon Insectarium

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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