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(New Orleans, La.)- Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium invites guests to celebrate Halloween "infestivities" at Crawloween on Wednesday, October 29 through Friday, October 31, 2014. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, learn about the myths behind some "scary" critters, make a bug craft and enjoy Halloween treats.

Staff entomologists will be on hand to talk about myths and legends behind some of the most misunderstood arthropods including roaches, spiders, and maggots. Visitors can also enter the "Guess How Many Maggots are in the Jar" contest. The three closest guesses will receive gift certificates to Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium's Flea Market.

The Halloween bug fun awaits guests from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Guests are encouraged to trick or treat at presentation stations for spider rings, Crawloween tattoos and other fun treats. Children (ages 12 and under) dressed in a bug-themed costume will receive a $3 discount off of admission. All Halloween activities are included in general admission cost.


Visit the Animal Planet L!VE Cockroach Cam streaming live from Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium to watch spooky flicks on Roach-O-Vision

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Advanced tickets are recommended and can be purchased by visiting or at any Audubon Nature Institute attraction. Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is located at 423 Canal Street in downtown New Orleans in the U.S. Custom House.

Audubon Nature Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit that operates a family of museums and parks dedicated to nature. These New Orleans facilities include: Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Audubon Wilderness Park, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Audubon Nature Institute Foundation. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.