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Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

423 Canal St, US Custom House, New Orleans, LA 70130-2329
+1 504-524-2847
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
423 Canal St, US Custom House, New Orleans, LA 70130-2329
Central Business District
+1 504-524-2847
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We may be a little biased in that I have been in the pest industry and my son is an entomologist but this was a lot of fun. Bugs are interesting to all even though some are grossed out a little. Many different insects and...More

Thank bugmanDallas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an awesome place to visit! My husband and I had so much fun! It was very informative and lots of really neat things to see and do. Don't miss the Tiny Termite Cafe and try the bug dishes they have available for samples!...More

Thank RNMDarby
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was MUCH more interesting and fun than we imagined. My husband and I spent well over 2 hours learning, looking and experiencing the lives of all kinds of insects. The Butterfly Garden is awesome - take your time, look carefully because butterflies of ALL...More

Thank Kaffine
Reviewed 5 days ago

With 4 kids ranging from 2-13 in age, I've been to every museum one can imagine. But I've never been to a place quite like this. I never knew I could be so fascinated by creepy crawlies. Although the museum is small, there are still...More

Thank aphill95
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited there were many school field trips coming and going, all day. The verious rooms are set up with the kids and mind, but there is lots of information for adults.

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for a wedding and turned it into a family reunion. Visited with four kids (3 to 11 years old) and six adults, one in a wheelchair. Although the place was very busy (you do have to pass through metal detectors for entry)...More

Thank Sean H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this museum. The best part is at the end where you will see all types of butterflies. If you have children, this museum is very "hands on". Takes about 2 hours to go all the way through. We enjoyed it. It is a...More

1  Thank Pat and Jim H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heads up-The Insectarium is located in a federal building, so you will have to pass through a metal detector before you enter. My 9 year old really loved looking at all the insects! He was dashing from one exhibit to the next. We went here...More

2  Thank Crystal I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take your kids here. They will get a freaky fascination with all the creepy crawlies in this place. The price is a little high for what you get, but otherwise is a great way to spend an hour or so in the hot afternoon.

Thank bford2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LOVED LOVED LOVED this place.. initially was a bit creaped out with all the insects but it was fascinating!! We spent a lot of time in this location. Weather was off so liked spending the time indoors and the things we saw were amazing. Loved...More

1  Thank Italyhome
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K'Anna B
Does anyone know if there are wheelchairs to rent? We are coming with our 2 great aunts and this will make it much easier for them.
4 March 2017|
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Response from Annie K | Property representative |
Hi K'Anna, There are a limited number of wheelchairs available for complimentary use!
Eran R
are you open on Thanksgiving? Thanks
19 October 2016|
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Response from CynDe C | Reviewed this property |
They are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Mardi Gras Day.
Is the insectarium over crowded on Saturdays?
27 August 2015|
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Response from Annie K | Property representative |
Hi Liz! We are usually busy on Saturdays, but I wouldn't classify that as overcrowded. Hope this helps!