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Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

Type: Gardens, Museums

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Crawl, fly or scuttle to the Audubon Insectarium on Canal Street, located in the historic U.S. Custom House, a cool museum all about bugs, butterflies and everything creepy crawly. See the world from...  Read More


  • Things to Do with Kids: "Insect-infused cuisine is a draw at the museum's Bug Appetit kitchen, where six-legged critters and worms are cooked and served in everything from toffee to chocolate "chirp" cookies."
  • Family-Friendly Museums: "Try some of the "buggy" snacks for sale - and yes, they contain real bugs!"
  • Attractions near Smoothie King Center: "Don't miss the galleries devoted to the ornery species of special interest to New Orleanians, including termites, cockroaches and mosquitoes."
  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: It's not a big commitment to dip into this compact attraction, the location is great and the gross-out factor for kids is so much fun.
  • Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is the type of place where you can expect to hear your kid utter "cool" every five seconds.
  • Best for Attractions near Smoothie King Center Because: The insectarium is the largest bug collection in the country

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