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“Cool bugs!”

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
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$23.64*
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Audubon Nature Institute Museums Admission
Ranked #24 of 352 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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New Orleans, LA
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82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Cool bugs!”
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...”
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“kids loved it!”
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.

Visited December 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Don't miss the bug show”
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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Austin, Texas, United States
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“A small but great place to go in New Orleans!”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

The cook show and the butterfly garden are amazing. Don't be fooled by its appearance. Give this place a visit, you won't be disappointed.

Visited December 2012
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