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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 #29 of 171 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW 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 helpful votes 4 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It is located downtown off canal and is easy to get too. I recommend you doing this with the aquarium and or the zoo. It is an interactive attraction where you can touch play with and actually eat bugs. What else can u ask for? (Lol) we really liked the butterfly area. Great family attraction

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Texas
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Well exceeded my expectations. My kids (who are not really in to bugs or anything), say that this was their favorite stop in the city. Don't miss the short theatre show and bug tasting---seriously!

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Mississippi
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I must admit I went into this attraction fairly skeptical. I mean, how much can you do with a bunch of bugs? Turns out, truly a lot! We had a great time here, and even my husband and I learned a lot. There are exhibits for everybody: beautiful beetles, underground creepy crawlies, and bayou basics like mosquitoes, but my favorite... More

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Atascadero
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was right across the street from our hotel and my daughter spotted it right off! The Audubon Insectarium was a real fun afternoon thing to do to get out of the heat! So well designed, bright and colorful. Great for all ages. Lots of hands on! A real cool room full of butterflies that land all over you. Its... More

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Laurel, Mississippi
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I spent an hour touring the insectarium with three boys. Age 3, 5 and 11, they were all very interested and entertained. Look online for discounts or sign up for a membership to the Audubon society to save a lot. The exhibit is not a long tour but eating bugs and the butterfly garden are amazing. Definitely worth a trip... More

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