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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 172 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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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We took our 7 year old son here one day when it was raining and we couldn't walk around. We really enjoyed everything. The butterfly room was the best. The large ant farm was very informative and interesting. They have such a great collection of insect specimens. Depending on how into insects you are, you could spend many hours or... More

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Canandaigua, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We particularly enjoyed the butterfly garden, but had to be careful not to step on any accidentally - they were everywhere. We weren't so sure that we wanted to visit the insectarium, but did find it fascinating to see and learn about so many different kinds. We were glad that most of the large ones live on other continents!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We loved it! It was something we had not done before. My kids enjoyed it and remember everything about it. Thank you!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

One of our party wanted to come, the others came along. But ALL of us loved it! We learned so much in such a fun way.

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Kentwood, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My kids love taking a quick run through this place. We have annual passes for the zoo and this is included so it doesn't cost any extra. It has some interesting things in it and some gross things as well. My kids love the interactive video and the underground area. Not even sure what it costs to visit since I... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was our second visit to the Insectarium in 3 years, and as with the first, my son was so excited that he ran through the first half and we had to do it again. The butterfly garden is especially beautiful, and the rest of the exhibits are very interesting and not nearly as creepy as one would expect of... More

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Robertsdale, Alabama
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great time live butterflies alligators and bugs and toads some interesting history about new orleans fight with yellow fever and termites. Bug buffet where you can order real bugs to eat. A Bug kids can get inside and a cave to explore. It was a hit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I never knew bugs were so interesting. My 8 year old was very excited the whole time. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time.

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Astoria, New York
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Audubon Insectarium was our next stop after the Aquarium on our Audubon Experience in New Orleans. Fortunately, it was just a few blocks down on Canal St. Not as big as the Aquarium, the Insectarium held its own, showcasing a multitude of insects from different species of beetles to a wide assortment of butterflies. It was an interesting experience... More

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Lockport, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Hands down this the highlight of New Orleans for my kids. All 3 of my kids (ages 10,7,5) loved it. Great displays, they enjoyed the hands on displays where they could "pet" various insects, the movie rated as so-so (to smelly, to dark), they enjoyed snacking on bugs and the biggest hit was the butterfly garden. They were head over... More

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