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Audubon Insectarium

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Address: 423 Canal Street, US Custom House, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: (504) 581-4629
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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It's definitely interesting (I am a fan if insects/bugs etc.), but it would really suit school groups/young kids too as it has lots of hands on stuff (perhaps more suited to kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's definitely interesting (I am a fan if insects/bugs etc.), but it would really suit school groups/young kids too as it has lots of hands on stuff (perhaps more suited to kids than adults, but it is still super enjoyable!). It's set up in a government building so you have to go through a security, people at the front desk... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favourites for a fun learning experience. Covers many of the insect issues we have here in the South. Interactive displays, creepy crawlies and HERE, in the food capitol of the world (grin), you can savor (or sweet) some wonderful bug dishes. Cookies, salsa and my fave --the Cajun cricket! I'm serious, these things are better... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

This museum was pretty fun, though a little of a short experience. They have several interesting live insect species, some taxadermied, and a modest live butterfly room. So if you like insects and want to see some up close, it's worth a look. They also have a bug buffet (no charge) where you can try some insects cooked in various... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It was a pretty cool place. I really enjoyed the butterfly garden. They were landing all over me and my husband. They have a package with zoo, aquarium and iMax that you can buy if you have time to do them all.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This was an impulse visit for our family. We were going by and decided to stop in later in the day. No lines but tons of little kids inside. The price was significantly more than we expected and more than most of the other museums and attractions we had already visited. There were some live exhibits of various bug species... More 

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Somerset, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The insectarium was interesting. If you are a kid or a science geek, you would enjoy this attraction. The insectarium had many live, as well as preserved, insects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

FYI-It's in a federal building so you have to go through a metal detector and no pocket knives are allowed. Cute place; we got through it pretty quickly. The butterfly garden is nice. Try the bug buffet if you want to sample some bug food!

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

very very cool, great informative displays, the butterfly exhibit was fantastic and a nice tranquil experience until the screaming tour kids from elementary school showed up.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My daughter loves bugs and wanted to visit this attraction. I was expecting something really small. The insectarium has the feel of a museum but many of the exhibits include live insects. It is very well done, and we learned a lot. This is a great place to take kids.

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Cantonment, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was our first visit to the Insectarium and Butterfly Garden. We had a great time. They have a large variety of insects to see and learn about- very educational. We enjoyed going to the insect kitchen, "Bug Appetit" and getting to eat some bugs! The butterfly garden was Amazing! You walk through the exhibit and the butterflies are flying... More 

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