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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)
Phone Number:
+1 504-581-4629
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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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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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Bug lovers paradise

We are members of the Audubon Institute so this was our second time going. Its took us about 1 hour to go through it. My favorite exhibit was touching the huge centipede and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Poplarville, Mississippi
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Poplarville, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are members of the Audubon Institute so this was our second time going. Its took us about 1 hour to go through it. My favorite exhibit was touching the huge centipede and the butterfly room. We will probably wait a few years to return.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love insects of all kinds. This is probably the BEST house of insects that I have ever been in. I was the equivalent of a child in this place (I'm in my mid 40s)...they really put a lot of effort into this Insectarium and Garden and it's truly awe inspiring. A great experience for you (and your children).

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was an interesting way to spend an hour or two. The butterfly exhibit is peaceful and beautiful. There were several other insects I have never seen.....a black widow spider is definitely something I have never seen. Kids will absolutely love this place, some of the exhibits were very hands on. We were able to touch a hissing cockroach and... More 

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Thank Firegrrl03
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable exhibits.Very informative.Even have a bug cafe where you can tastes various insect delicacies.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had so much rain when we were NOLA and had to change our itinerary to placate the weather. Right across the street from the Sheraton we found this great place to explore. We enjoyed the displays, a chance to eat bugs and the exhibits were fun, entertaining and interesting. A great place for your group to break apart and... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not sure how to rate the Insectarium. I liked it the first time I went. We were two adults, an 8 year old and a 1.5 year old. For us, not being members of the Audubon Institute, the entrance fee was $59. Quite pricey to look at a bunch of bugs, but we did it anyway. At the... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you or your children are interested in insects they will probably enjoy this museum. It was mildly interesting to see the various insects and bugs on display, although I felt it was very expensive for what was offered. The butterfly garden was fun and pretty, but the other exhibits weren't particularly notable. My husband and son enjoyed it more... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time checking out the bugs! This would be expensive if you purchased it as a stand alone ticket. I would purchase the Audubon bundle ticket which includes the insectarium, aquarium and zoo. The butterfly room was cool because you could get up close with so many butterflies. There were many nice and educational exhibit halls. I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I had a great time checking out all the bugs, insects, butterflies and the exhibit as a whole! Pretty cool experience abs we learned about some awesome bugs!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to spend the day! Besides the excitement of having butterflies land on your head, visitors get to see live insects of all description. There are also wonderful collections of preserved creatures. Descriptions of the uses and needs for this class of life accompany most every exhibit. This is a wonderful place to visit for the whole... More 

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