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Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Type: Gardens, Museums
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
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 a bug's perspective as you wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp and a butterfly-filled garden. You'll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet and along the way, you'll be shrunk to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs, by bugs and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden.
- 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