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Audubon Insectarium

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    French Quarter
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    Tues - Sun 10am - 6pm. Last entry 5pm.

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  • Zoos

About the Audubon Insectarium

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.

Insectarium Ticketing Information
The Audubon Nature 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 youths aged 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 can visit for free. Senior discounts are available.

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