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Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium – New Orleans, LA

What is it?:
An insect museum where you can see both preserved and live insects. You can even try some (we recommend the cinnamon sugar wax worms).

Bottom line:
Go – If you have an adventurous spirit and want to pet a giant millipede or try some cricket chip cookies, it’s definitely fun. The kids loved it. For those who are squeamish, I’d recommend passing on this place. It’s off of Canal Street so those it’s a good spot to split up if half of your party wants to go. The other half can go shop and come back afterward. The butterfly garden is toward the end of the visit.

Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Pros: It’s all about bugs. Anyone who loves insects will love this place.
Cons: It’s all about bugs. Those who are squeamish and don’t like creepy crawlies should plan to skip this one.

Time of Year of Review:
Early March 2019


10:00AM – 4:30PM Daily

Cost: Purchase tickets online. It’s $3 more at the gate. Tickets are free for Audubon Nature Institute Members. 

Adults $18.95
Kids ages 2-12 $13.95
Senior (65+) $15.95

Adults: $18.95
Kids ages 2-12: $13.95
Senior (65+): $14.95

There is a combo ticket that will do the zoo, aquarium and insectarium for a reduce price but since we are not zoo people and didn’t have time for the aquarium this go around, we decided to buy just the insectarium tickets.

Street parking or public garage parking.

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