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Audubon Insectarium

Address: 423 Canal Street, US Custom House, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)
Phone Number: (504) 581-4629
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$80*
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New Orleans Power Pass™
87%
Ranked #22 of 190 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I'm not a fan of insects, but this place made them interesting. I think I'd have a better "fondness" for them, however, if they had a person to explain a lot more about them. Just reading little cards outside glass tanks didn't do it for me. I did sample a cookie with toasted bugs on it. It's geared toward kids,... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Originally we came to the Insectarium because of the butterfly gardens, and because it was raining and it was part of our Audubon package deal. So all good reasons to visit. The insectarium is probably 90% of the exhibits. I truly never knew that insects could be that interesting and some of them are really very pretty. The exhibits are... More 

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Burleson, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We purchased the Package deal for here, the zoo and the aquarium. good deal and we enjoyed all three. The butterfly garden is especially nice

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Loved walking around and seeing all the odd insects. They even have an area where you could eat the bugs in a salsa or a cookie. Loved it. They also have a Butterfly room very relaxing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was a very interesting visit and I enjoyed it, though some of it was really creepy. This would be an amazing place to bring little ones, there is a good deal of interactive fun and they can speak with experts and maybe even handle some insects. The butterfly area was nice, but if you want a real mind blowing... More 

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Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The insectarium is right on Canal street and Decatur. You must go through security before you buy tickets. The bug zoo starts immediately with enclosures that are kid level and bugs that are super easy to spot. Stop at the field camp. They have a really nice older gentleman who has a live emperor Scorpio, millipede and tarantula. He will... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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127 reviews 127 reviews
36 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Very interesting displays, well documented and very friendly staff. Terrific activities for all ages.

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Toledo, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

After years of being bitten by mosquitoes, we finally had our revenge, so to speak, enjoying a snack of treats made up with a not-so-secret ingredient -- insects! The cricket fudge was yummy (it was fudge after all). The rest of the insectarium includes lots of interactive displays, live critters, and beautify bugs to entertain kids of all ages.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I was skeptical, but this is a great place. Very cool for kids young and old. They have a butterfly room and an expansive layout of cool bugs. You can even eat some. They also offer student discounts.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were surprised to see how many bugs they had inside. I was disappointed at the lack of information on most of the bugs. They mostly had the name, scientific name, and range. I would've liked to know how potent the toxins of the venomous bugs were, or a trivia fact about the bugs. I can't exactly say I'm surprised... More 

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