Katie Smith
Office 504-378-2693
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(New Orleans, La.) - ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a . . . cricket? Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium welcomes the whole family to a full day of holiday fun at Jingle Bugs on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Jingle Bugs offers the perfect way to start the holiday season! Guests join Santa Claus for a Buggy reading of Night Before Christmas in Hall of Fame at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

"Buggy" balloon artists will be greeting visitors in the lobby from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and in Hall of Fame, visitors can have their caricature done, get their face painted with a buggy or holiday design, and meet Santa Claus.

The Metamorphosis Lab will feature "Pupa Noel" and his sleigh with eight tiny "Beetle-deer" along with staff entomologists teaching guests how various insects survive the chilly holiday weather. Guests can test their knowledge of "winter bugs" with a Gumdrop Hunt and enter to win a prize.

Visitors also can sample some deliciously hoppy holiday treats such as bug nog, peppermint cricket bark, and fruit fly cake throughout the day.

Holiday fun awaits on Saturday, December 13, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal Street in New Orleans. All holiday themed activities are included with general admission or membership.


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.