Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, New Orleans

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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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  • I've been to a few butterfly gardens and I do prefer the semi outdoor and/or more spacious ones. Still, kudos here for making due with the more urban restrictions. 
    I've been to a few butterfly gardens and I do prefer the semi outdoor and/or more spacious ones. Still, kudos here for making due with the more urban restrictions.  more »
  • This was my first experience with an insectarium, and it was more than I ever could have expected! There were so many little creepy-crawlers that I’d never even heard of! The whole museum was a big... 
    This was my first experience with an insectarium, and it was more than I ever could have expected! There were so many little creepy-crawlers that I’d never even heard of! The whole museum was a big...  more »
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  • This place was so cool, back when I went in 4th grade. The bugs were all so fascinating, and the staff helped us out. They also had some cool things in the gift shop too.
  • Giant cockroaches, beetles, bug eating and sinking more. The butterfly garden is amazing

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