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Audubon Insectarium

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Central Business District
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Address: 423 Canal St, US Custom House, New Orleans, LA 70130-2329
Phone Number: 15045814629
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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If you are going to o this it is a much better value to purchase the Audubon experience all four attractions for about $45. My wife and I had a great time (even ate a bug, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While I suppose some families with children would enjoy this place, I found it Casper Milktoast-eque. yuk

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are going to o this it is a much better value to purchase the Audubon experience all four attractions for about $45. My wife and I had a great time (even ate a bug, I suggest you think wisely before doing this). Family fun a lot of kids and parents were present.

Thank mterrellmyrs
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great displays and a lot of interesting info, easy to get to and very well priced, staff does a great job

Thank quadref
New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not much into bugs, but passed the sign on Canal St. announcing the butterfly garden, so I was in! The insects are creepy, as expected, but their presentation and information on them was very impressive. Kids will love all the insects and interactive activities. The butterfly garden was set up as a very peaceful exhibit, with Zen music surrounding... More 

Thank Martha B
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As crazy as it sounds, this place is awesome! We always ask the locals where they eat and visit, and this place is always brought up be them. Buy the Audubon Experience Pass and go to each event which includes the Aquariam and the IMAX theater.

Thank 1TEXAS1
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to spend time when it rains or to escape the summer's heat. The exhibits are really interesting and manly related to Louisiana and New Orleans history and reality.

Thank meli649
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An informative museum dedicated to insects presented in a lively & fun way. Lots of hands on exhibts and a great movie. The insect cafe may not be for all!

Thank RPM9
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there by chance and where overwhelmed by the exponates, info and atmosphere. Especially, the butterfly hall is great. The exponates are living animals or nice imitates. We like that insectarium a lot !

Thank ksg48
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 4-year-old loved the exhibits (although was scared by the cave-like one). We took about an hour to go through the entire museum. If it weren't so hot the butterfly garden would have been fun to stay in longer. My main complaint is just the cost. It was more than $50 for the three of us (plus our baby, although... More 

Thank silvermari
Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful interpretive experience and "museum" including live and mock insects. The exhibits were very kid friendly and engaging. Make sure to look up and see all that is there. It is well laid out and fun to go through. You can do the whole thing in less than one hour.

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