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Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

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New Orleans Audubon Nature Institute Museums Admission
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New Orleans Audubon Nature Institute Museums Admission
from $23.97*
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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423 Canal St, US Custom House, New Orleans, LA 70130-2329
Central Business District
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+1 504-524-2847
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is very cool and you get to look at a large amount of exhibits but you can't shake the feeling it is really concentrated on children and less on adults and parents which many times get a little bored due to the somewhat...More

Thank Matan G
Reviewed yesterday

Really nice exhibits for creepy crawly things if you like that stuff! However, we were mainly interested in the butterflys and found the area not really that fun or creative, compared to the many other exhibits we’ve attended in mostly zoos.

Thank Doris G
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband was in New Orleans for business and I decided to tag along. I needed something to do while he was in his meetings... this was the perfect place to spend the morning. While I only stayed a few hours it was plenty to...More

Thank leilanireiko
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The insectarium was fascinating, I spent hours marveling at the diversity of beetles , moths and butterfly’s. One of the best time well spent events and priced not to bleed my pocket book. Thank you to you professional staff.

Thank Christopher P
Annie K, Manager at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Christopher P - Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our favorite of the 3 Audubon facilities. Great exhibits - very interesting and educational!

Thank David B
Annie K, Manager at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi David B - Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was pouring rain and my daughter wanted to visit. I was not excited about it but was happily surprised by the exhibits.

Thank TwoTravellersAreWe
Annie K, Manager at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi TwoTravellersAreWe - Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first time experiencing the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and it was great. I would recommend getting the full Audubon experience ticket so you can see all 3 places (Zoo, Aquarium, and Insectarium). It doesn't take long to go through this exhibit...More

Thank Hannah d
Annie K, Manager at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Hannah d - Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

Reviewed 4 days ago

My 3 and 6 year old LOVED this place and the edible bugs made it a memory we will never forget. The staff was fun and informative and it's a MUST visit when we return to NOLA!

Thank Adventurer535823
Annie K, Manager at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Adventurer535823 - Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was a great birthday gift for her because she loves Butterflies. She was so excited when one landed on her.

Thank Curious772882
Annie K, Manager at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Curious772882 - Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went as a small get away for our oldest child, before her new sibling was born. Absolutely loved it and will definitely be going again. The spouse and I had gone before as a couple (4 years ago) but it was much more enjoyable...More

Thank Samantha R
Annie K, Manager at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Samantha R - Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

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Karmajh
February 26, 2018|
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Response from MixedGirlNYC | Reviewed this property |
The host of our AirBnB allowed us to use her resident guest passes so we did not have to pay anything. Two adults, and 1 teenager.
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Martina A
January 20, 2018|
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Response from Annie K | Property representative |
Hi Martina - The Insectarium does offer discounted parking in nearby parking lots. Please visit our website for more information!
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August 2, 2017|
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