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Audubon Insectarium

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Address: 423 Canal Street, US Custom House, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: (504) 581-4629
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Insects all over

This is a nice area downtown and overall pretty good. There was a lot of open space however that could have been filled with more exhibits. The little 10 min movie in the theatre... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Quincy, Illinois
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Quincy, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a nice area downtown and overall pretty good. There was a lot of open space however that could have been filled with more exhibits. The little 10 min movie in the theatre was fun. There is a good variety of insects and the walk through butterfly area was pretty neat. I think the price is a bit steep... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I would not return to the Insectarium in N Orleans. You can maybe have the experience of a butterfly landing on you and see some of them beautifull "painted", but it is pratically all. The ants, bugs and spiders parts of the museum are disapointing. For children (if they are not scared with insects) will be fun.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The Insectarium might get you asking yourself "what I am doing here" if you're not fan of mosquitos, cockroaches and the likes, but give it a little chance. Although not big, it had a lot of information on these animals we hardly ever think about but complain a lot when they show up. I wouldn't recommend it for a family... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Very small. The only good parts was the bug buffet and the employee that talked to us about millipedes. The butterfly exhibit was even small

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Mercer Island, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

What a nice place to visit! The Insectarium was interesting to go through and see, even as an adult. My husband and I were killing time until we needed to leave for the airport and decided to stop in. We had fun and enjoyed it. It definitely was a good wind down before our departure.

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Daphne, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a fun and relaxing museum to visit, especially with little ones. The staff was very nice and informative. The man in the bug cafe was so much fun. He seemed to truly enjoy his job and loved educating us on different bug facts. It isn't huge, but it can definitely take up two hours. We will probably visit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

It's definitely interesting (I am a fan if insects/bugs etc.), but it would really suit school groups/young kids too as it has lots of hands on stuff (perhaps more suited to kids than adults, but it is still super enjoyable!). It's set up in a government building so you have to go through a security, people at the front desk... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is one of my favourites for a fun learning experience. Covers many of the insect issues we have here in the South. Interactive displays, creepy crawlies and HERE, in the food capitol of the world (grin), you can savor (or sweet) some wonderful bug dishes. Cookies, salsa and my fave --the Cajun cricket! I'm serious, these things are better... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

This museum was pretty fun, though a little of a short experience. They have several interesting live insect species, some taxadermied, and a modest live butterfly room. So if you like insects and want to see some up close, it's worth a look. They also have a bug buffet (no charge) where you can try some insects cooked in various... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It was a pretty cool place. I really enjoyed the butterfly garden. They were landing all over me and my husband. They have a package with zoo, aquarium and iMax that you can buy if you have time to do them all.

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