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“Don't miss the bug show” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Audubon Insectarium

Audubon Insectarium
423 Canal Street, US Custom House, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #38 of 478 things to do in New Orleans
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children
San Antonio, Texas
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“Don't miss the bug show”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

There's not a whole lot to see here. But there's a 4D show that's cute. The seats move & you get poked & wind blown etc. There are also some beautifully irridescent beetles on display. Kids could maybe spend quite a bit of time here but adults will buzz thru quickly.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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“A small but great place to go in New Orleans!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The cook show and the butterfly garden are amazing. Don't be fooled by its appearance. Give this place a visit, you won't be disappointed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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“Fun and unqiue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I had expected the insectarium to be a little large and house more bugs, frankly, but it was nonetheless a nice little visit. The exhibits were well-maintained and the supplemental info was well done. Interesting to learn a little more about the yellow fever epidemics and the termite troubles. Kids would likely enjoy this visit. The butterfly garden was jam-packed with butterflies and quite pretty, but again, rather small compared to what I've seen elsewhere. The cooking show was very very basic, but it was pretty fun to try some edible bugs (wax worms, crickets, meal worms). Worth it if you have the time and definitely kid-friendly, bu not as exceptional as some of the other reviews implied.

Visited December 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Beautifully done”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised by the Insectarium. The exhibits were very well done. It would be a fantastic place to take an interested child or group of children. Adults will also find things to interest them. The butterfly section was particularly good.

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Arabi, Louisiana
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“Insectarium with New Orleans Flare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I love the new orleans hall with the jazz music. We did not care for the cooking show and left before they served the bugs. We loved the butterfly exhibit. Since we are from New Orleans we found the info on our local bugs interesting. The bug movie was fun.

Visited October 2012
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