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Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

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Address: 423 Canal St, US Custom House, New Orleans, LA 70130-2329 (Formerly Audubon Insectarium)
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+1 504-524-2847
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House...

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street, encourages you to use all five senses as you explore North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. You’ll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet and along the way, you’ll be shrunk to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs, by bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden. Voted A top museum for you and your kids by CNN, 2009.

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Very modern, great exhibits....the 4D movie is a must see....Absolutely will return! GREAT destination for kids and teenagers.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very modern, great exhibits....the 4D movie is a must see....Absolutely will return! GREAT destination for kids and teenagers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another hidden gem with great displays and a great spot to get out of the heat. This might not sound like an interesting venue, but we had a blast. The butterfly rooms were so tranquil and relaxing. Worth the time and money for sure!!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is really geared toward families and children, although the big butterfly room is a hit with all ages. The interactive bug movie was fun with the seats moving and some scents sprayed during the film. It's fun to go to the big cafe and try out a few waxworks and crickets. They also had some dips with worms... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we spent a couple of hours...my 9 year old grand daughter , daughter and myself. It is well thought out with good displays and some fine hands on opportunities only criticism is it is very expensive for a family who are not members.

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Madison, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our small kids and loved every minute. We most enjoyed the butterfly garden and could have stayed all afternoon! The staff also seemed very knowledgeable and friendly. My kids also really enjoyed the bug movie :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the afternoon to kill before heading to the airport. Stopped in, not really knowing what to expect. It was very interesting and well presented. Experts are on hand to answer questions and show some of the residents. They have a great video - you must do this. Good natured and fun. The Butterfly sanctuary is the best. Butterfly landed... More 

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Missouri City, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not sure what I was expecting from this visit but it really is a fairly boring place. You'd need to be super interested in entomology to get the most out of the Insectarium. The cost of admission could be lowered.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is amazing with butterfly's and plants, it is definitely a must see and a break from the hustle and bustle of Bourbon street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are well-labeled with explanations and the insects are easy to view in their habitats. Well-worth the price of admission. Allow 2 to 3 hours to enjoy it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very fun place for the whole family !! everyone really enjoyed the movie !! Too fun ! We ate bugs , and they were delicious !!!

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