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Audubon Insectarium

423 Canal Street, US Custom House, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)
(504) 581-4629
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Ranked #28 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Various areas of the museum include a place where you are "shrunk" to insect size, live encounters with insects, and a place where you can sample... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Hammond, Louisiana
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112 reviews 112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Audubon Insectarium at the French Quarter was a hit with our boys 6 and 3 years-old. From spiders and beetles to termites and roaches, the highlight of the place was the butterfly garden. You can purchase your try of maggots and crickets at their store, but our kids were less enthusiastic about that part of the visit.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The Insectarium was very nice, however, the check in was rather crazy. Since it is located in a Federal Building, you are subject to search. Someone in our party had a pocketknife that he had to dispose of so we could enter. I think this is overkill. The exhibit itself was very educational.

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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Loved this. Wished it had more areas. The exhibits were well done. The butterfly area was beautiful I wore and orange shirt and the butterflies kept landing on me thinking I was a giant flower. One sat on my shoulder as I walked around.

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you are like me, then this is a nice little gem. You get to learn about all the bugs: roaches, crickets, bees, termites, etc and see the GOOD of them and not just the bad that pest control companies show. The japanese butterfly garden was soooo nice. You can't touch them but the butterflies are gorgeous. We got to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My daughter loves bugs, so this was an obvious place to visit. It told us about all the bugs you could find in the area and also in the past centuries. Including how they spread plagues in the past. We had the chance to cook with bugs and sample them afterwards. ugg! Excellent place to visit.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

With some time to kill in New Orleans my wife and I decided to check out the Insectarium and Butterfly garden due to good reviews on TA. There were lots of live bugs to check out and a nice way to finish with lots of beautiful butterflies. This would be a great place to go with kids, they would love... More

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This attraction is really well organized and informative. There are lots of cool bug facts intermixed with live insects and exhibits. You walk through the different exhibits and there is a 4D movie half way through, so you have an opportunity to sit down. At the end, you go into a butterfly exhibit. It's a fun way to spend two... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

I was just going to fly thru the Insectarium to the end so I could see the butterfly exhibit. However, at the beginning, I got caught up with a group of new Audubon employees getting the royal tour by the leadership of the Insectarium. Brian, the new employees' guide, invited me to join them. Holy smoke, I learned so much... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Looking for something to do with the family? Try the Insectarium on Canal Street in NOLA. View lots of creepy-crawly creatures and learn about how they live with us humans. Finish the tour with time in the Japanese style butterfly garden with a coy pond.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We 3 ( 2 young people & I, an old fart) had a great afternoon at the insectarium. The displays were colorful and informative, The insects were fascinating and , again, colorful. The staff was always willing to answer your questions and the interact portions of the exhibits were a lot of fun. There's a kitchen demonstrations that cooks and... More

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