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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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As an entomologist visiting the city for a conference I couldn't resist popping in. The insectarium has a wide range of fun, interesting and interactive exhibits as well as lots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

As an entomologist visiting the city for a conference I couldn't resist popping in. The insectarium has a wide range of fun, interesting and interactive exhibits as well as lots of live ones too (which can't be easy to maintain), the models are beautiful and the exhibits not too wordy, the last section of the tour is the butterfly house,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The volunteers were very nice, knowledgeable and engaging. My daughter really appreciated getting to learn about the centipede and the tarantula. The price seemed a bit high though..

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Miami, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I went with cousin and two kids - ages 4 and 8. This place is in a beautiful historical building. It's extremely well designed - kind of a big loop and with lots of different and interesting types of displays. Entertaining and educational for the kids. Also some interactive activities for the kids. Just the right size - you spend... More 

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Wake Village, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very interesting exhibit. Loved the Butterfly Garden! Many interesting species of butterflies and insects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a perfect location to learn about insects and enjoy the interactive camp, where one can touch insects. Very educational. Don't miss the Video presentation. A must see for families.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My granddaughter really enjoyed the hands-on exhibits (millipede) and butterfly exhibit. The interactive video reminded us of a Disney production. I recommend the Insectarium for all ages.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Visited with my 21/2 year old grandson. We had so much fun! He loved the cockroaches, ants and flies (I know, he's 2). I found the numerous info graphics full of interesting information. I never had to lift him to see a display of insects, all kid eye-level as well as comfortable for adult viewing. He spent quite a bit... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have visited the Insectarium several times with out grandchildren over the years. They love it and we do as well! They are 11 and 6 now. They always have this on their "to do" list in NOLA. Last year they ate a bug and we got them the "I ate a bug" t-shirt! This year, they just ate a... More 

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Jackson, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very educational. My 2 1/2 year old loved this. The live butterfly room was amazing. My daughter and I also were able to eat a fried cinnamon crunch wax worm. They were very tasty and I probably wouldn't have eaten an insect other wise. Definitely a must see if you have children or want to learn about insects. Lots of... More 

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Siloam Springs, Arkansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Fascinating. Lots of "Ah-ha!" and "Ewww!" moments. Glad we went (and we're all adults).A bit price-y, but these exhibits look like they would cost a lot to maintain. It's a good one.

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