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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 #28 of 166 attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Audubon Insectarium is the newest attraction in New Orleans - a must for the kids - come inside the historic Custom House and see the world's... more »
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Long Beach, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
69 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We kind of went here on a fluke. Looked interesting, and it was! Of course, lots of school kids, but they are easy enough to block out.. lol.. Staff was super nice and informative. Lots of educational displays and exhibits. Check out the kitchen and sample some insects! Butterfly exhibit was so cool!! Good for all ages!

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Midland, Michigan
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174 reviews 174 reviews
39 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Good exhibits, some fun surprises and a good show make for a good couple of hours. They even have a kitchen where you can eat waxworms that taste like Doritos or crickets. Great fun!

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Ventura, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Went only for the benefit of my kids because I surely have no interest in bugs. They enjoyed every exhibit and had fun creeping me out with factoids. A cool thing to do yet something to overlook if not a parent or have interest in knowing about insects.

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Arlington, Texas, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Everything about this place was amazing, but the best was the butterflys. i loved it, and the kids loved it. Now the wife wants one built haha kids ages 2-5-9 and they all loves it!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had one day to spend in New Orleans on a road trip with our toddler, and it rained heavily on us the whole time. After doing quite a bit of walking around the city despite the rain, we decided to duck into the Insectarium to give ourselves - and our toddler - a break. What a wonderful place to... More

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Boise, Idaho
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My husband and son love bugs. I went along to see the butterflies. This place was actually pretty cool even if you don't like bugs. They have a place that does some cooking with bugs and lets you sample (my son and husband tried them, I did not), and a place to eat (not bugs haha) that had decent prices... More

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Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We were not going to visit with our 5 year old granddaughter thinking she wouldn't like the crawling things! We happened to walk by and saw a butterfly poster, so we decided to go in. We all loved it! Very interestingly displayed, unknown facts, fun show and a cafe. Our granddaughter just loved the butterfly garden where they fly and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This place is a great spot to visit and get away from all the mayhem of the Mardi Gras. We spent the day inspecting the insects, oohing and aahing over the butterflies, and then tasting all the wonderful bugs that were so expertly prepared! This place is sure to delight any kid and adult alike who has a thing for... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

A great, relatively small museum with lots of educational material for children and a great selection of butterflies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We went twice. My five year old can't stop taking about it, and we enjoyed it as well. The highlights are the insect cafe (the crickets are super tasty) and the butterfly garden. A wonderful place.

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