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“Not My Kind of Thing, but Fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Audubon Insectarium

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 172 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Specialty Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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“Not My Kind of Thing, but Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

They have done a really good job with this space. It's engaging, very interactive and educational, if you like bugs. The interactive, motion movie is like ones you've seen at certain other amusement parks and it's cute for the kids. The butterfly exhibit is smaller than we've seen in other places, but it's understandable given the space. The Japanese garden touches in it are nice.

Be very aware of your timing. The venue closes at 5:00 pm sharp and entry is barred after 4:00 pm. They enforce the times quite strongly. It is a very easy and quick walk from the Aquarium, so just be sure to leave there around 3:30 pm or so if you're going to finish the day here.

Visited December 2012
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New Orleans, LA
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“Cool bugs!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Tons of great bugs to see, some you can even touch or eat! Fun place to go with the family ... grab a membership and see the zoo and aquarium too for a year.

Visited December 2012
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Durham, North Carolina
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“Small but nice if your kids are into bugs...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

My son (5.5) LOVES bugs and butterflies and so this was a perfect place for him. My kids favorite in this place was the show that featured smell and moving chairs. They also made a sign of their name when the alphabet is made of different insects and they loved that. Not a must but if you buy the combo ticket with the aquarium and zoo it is worth a visit (you can probably be through within an hour or so). If you are on a tight schedule it is definitely not a must.

Visited December 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“kids loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This was fun, lots of bugs to explore, great for kids. Took about an hour to go through it. You can taste bugs, though we did not. You can feed parakeets and walk through free flying butterfly garden. It is on Canal St. 5min walk from Aquarium and Imax, get the Audubon Experience best bang for your buck.

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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.

Visited December 2012
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