Tues - Sun 10am - 6pm. Last entry 5pm.
Note – The Audubon Insectarium is currently closed for renovations and will re-open in conjunction with the Aquarium for World Ocean’s Day on June 8, 2023. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.
Formerly located in the old U.S. Customs House on Canal Street, the Audubon Insectarium has moved into its new riverfront home alongside the Audubon Aquarium. The Insectarium encourages you to use all five senses as you explore a museum devoted to some of the world's most fascinating and important insects.
Audubon Insectarium provides guests a chance to experience the amazing animals that pollinate our crops, add beauty and diversity to our world, and make up the largest group of animals on the planet. At Bug Appetit, discover and taste edible insect cuisine; explore a beautiful garden overlooking the Mississippi River with hundreds of free flying butterflies; muse over 50 displays with live arthropods, and much more.
The Insectarium is now located on the grounds of the Audubon Aquarium after closing its doors in the early days of the pandemic. Separate entrances to the Aquarium and the Insectarium are located on the second floor. The breathtaking Butterfly Garden remains a highlight of the Insectarium, where visitors young and old can discover 20 species of butterflies from rainforests across the world.
The Audubon Institute offers several different ticketing options for visiting the Insectarium and sister attractions. Single admission tickets for the Insectarium are $35 for adults and $30 for youth ages 2-12. Visit the Insectarium plus the Aquarium or Zoo for $50 adult or $45 youth. Visit all three attractions for $60 adult and $55 youth. Children under two visit free. Senior discounts are available.