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Audubon Insectarium

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Address: 423 Canal Street, US Custom House, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 15045814629
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Creepy and fun

My 3 year old loved this attraction. It's a perfect place for children. I would recommend this place for families. It was a lovely time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Elena J
Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My 3 year old loved this attraction. It's a perfect place for children. I would recommend this place for families. It was a lovely time.

Thank Elena J
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The insectarium is in a government building, so visitors must go through a security check that includes a metal detector. The building didn't stand out on the street, so if I hadn't known specifically where the insectarium was, I might have missed it. I enjoyed the whimsical decor scattered among the exhibits. Highlights for me were the ant colony, bug's... More 

Thank Zooie_M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great displays of butterflies and other insects. Well laid out. Butterfly garden is last part of exhibit but the best. Great way to get excellent pictures of butterflies.

Thank Linda N
New Orleans, Louisiana
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for the kids to go. It's where information meets fun. You can cook and eat your own crickets, or just grab something from the snackbar. Beautiful butterfly garden. All types of bugs and insects to see. Great place to visit!

Thank Justin H
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is part of the NOLA Audubon group that includes the zoo and aquarium. Like the other two, it is a great adventure for all ages. There is more info about insects than you ever wanted to know. Some good kids info exhibits, wonderful "beetle artwork" and a thorough termite exhibit. Take time to visit this very unique site.

Thank Seacreature1
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to New Orleans with our daughter and granddaughter, and wanted to take our granddaughter to a few educational venues. She loved the Insectarium. There are a lot of different bugs, a short show with scents and movement of the seats, and a butterfly room you can walk through with a large Koi pond. We all enjoyed our visit... More 

Thank M1CAL
Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An incredible collection of insects of all types from different places. Well worth the fee just for the education.

Thank Denzal L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fir a rainy day visit, they have lots of creatures to see from ants to spiders to crocs to butterflies, kinda hoped that butterfly section would have been a little bigger but other than that excellent, cheap and well worth visiting.

Thank Ray L
Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful building and great features. Hosts many, many live "bug" displays/aquarium tanks. Plus tons of archived insects on display in beautiful designs (think beautiful beetles/butterflies/etc.) Great gift shop and walk-through features.

Thank troie99
Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I suggest the butterfly room and frog displays. They also had a cute little "immersive" movie that we stumbled upon, geared more towards kids but we were amused. I suggest purchasing the Audubon Experience. You get the Zoo, Insectarium, Aquarium, and 3D movie (didn't make it to the movie tho).

Thank Tina_Harper76

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