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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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$80*
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New Orleans Power Pass™
86%
Ranked #26 of 163 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Zoos & Aquariums
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Visited with my boyfriend because we love the aquarium and the zoo. I was disappointed by the insectarium. The displays were interesting and I did really love the butterfly aviary, and I understand that the lifespan of bugs is very short, however, I was expecting to see more bugs on display. What I actually saw was over half the cases... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you have children, a visit to the insectarium is a definite must. If you don't have children, you will still enjoy a visit to this wonderful place. We went primarily for the butterfly exhibit but I was very pleasantly surprised with the educational and just plain fun bug exhibits. Learned a lot, the information is presented in such a... More

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Missoula, Montana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Not much to not like. It is a Federal Bldg., so there is a TSA type screening at the entrance. After that, it pure entertainment. Zoologist students are everywhere to educate children & adults about their subject matter. It was very thought provoking for children & amazement could be seen in the eyes of all ages. There are educational movies,... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Really interesting place, even for someone who hates bugs!! (they also have some cute baby gators!!) Lot of really cool things to see and staff is very knowledgeable. Great for all ages!

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Vancouver
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you're feeling overwhelmed with the crowds in the French Quarter, here's a place that's just as fun but also serene and educational in a good way. The Insectarium features a Japanese butterfly garden with a carp pond, Japanese music, plenty of photo ops, and benches where you can sit and watch the butterflies and moths fly around. There's also... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My children, 10&6, really enjoyed this place. We all learned a lot about insects from around the world, New Orleans and our own backyard. We all enjoyed trying the various insect bites. We had cricket chocolate, wax worms and crickets in Cajun seasoning. Very cool experience.

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This place has fun for any age. There is a bug buffet, interactive tours, a 4D movie room, walk through "life size" bug life, and a butterfly room and hatchery. I can't think of many complaints... I guess if I must list one it would be that it only took me about 2 hours to make it through everything. I... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I enjoyed the insectarium much more than the aquarium. It was different. They had different types of bugs all over the place. I would definitely recommend checking out the video. It is cute and funny.

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Hammond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We had a blast at the Bug Appetit Bug Buffet. My nephew met Marvin the Martian and got to sample meal worm and cricket cookies as well as toasted crickets. He was even on Fox 8 News that night in the Bug Cafe! We all enjoyed the 4-D Awards Night Film in the theatre and getting to interact with various... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My boss and I had an extra day in NO after a conference and decided to visit the Insectarium. It was a pretty interesting way to kill a couple of hours. They have a variety of different insects on display both living and mounted. I found them to be fascinating. Hot pink katydids?! Bright blue crawfish?! We spent most of... More

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