Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, New Orleans

4.5
Sixteen attractions--including live insect galleries, interactive exhibits, and films all about bugs--make Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium the largest museum of insects in the United States. Opened in 2008 as part of the larger Audubon Nature Institute, the insectarium received the Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Science Center in 2009. Hang out among hundreds of butterflies in the butterfly garden, or watch Formosan termites eat away at a wooden replica of the New Orleans skyline. In the historic U.S. Customs House, the Hall of Fame gallery shows off the world's biggest, fastest, and most impressive bugs. Check out the Bug Appetit show, where chefs cook up interesting concoctions featuring insects. If you're feeling adventurous, you can sample the delicacies. Put Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium into our New Orleans trip planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in New Orleans.
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  • We absolutely loved it! We had a blast and we enjoyed every minute. The kids got to try worms that were cooked into different foods! You have to see the movie! It’s only a 10 minute movie but it WAS A...  more »
  • Beautiful collection of Beatles . You can hold a giant roach from Madagascar. Ugh! No thanks! Great education for young and old. Nice gift shop. You can even eat bugs there. Mmmmm  more »
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  • Really fun, unique place with lots of live bugs and interesting facts. Exhibits were very well done. We're (nerdy) adults but kids would love it too. Worth a visit if you have a couple spare hours!
  • Fun spot with a large collection of different types of bugs and very informative. Fun place to get out of the summer heat and let the kids see very exotic bugs from around the world. And at the very end you can walk thru the butterfly sanctuary where the butterfly fly around freely. Such a great time and very easy on the wallet.

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