Free entry to the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

New Orleans Pass Benefits:

Free entry to the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Normal Ticket Price: Adult: $29.95; Child: $21.95

If you’re not afraid of creepy crawlies then this museum is one for you! Visit New Orleans’ Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in the old U.S. Custom House in downtown New Orleans, and learn about these fascinating creatures. Attend talks and events by entomologists, or walk through the Butterfly Garden to see them all in flight.

There’s so much to see and do at this Insect Museum – and it’s a great one to get the kids involved! With a Terminix Immersion Theatre to get an all-round experience through all your senses, you can also taste some critters cooked by the chefs at special culinary events and see the Wall of Fame which ranks the best to worst survival of the fittest from the insect world!

Things to see: 

- Metamorphosis

- Terminix Immersion Theatre

- Butterfly Garden

- Wall of Fame

Fun Facts:

• A butterfly’s lifecycle is made up of four stages: egg, larva (caterpillars), pupa (chrysalis) and adult

• Butterflies have taste receptors on their feet

• The earliest fossil cockroach is about 280 million years old – that’s 80 million years older than the first dinosaurs!


see the: full list of attractions included

Monday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Closed: Mardi Gras day, Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve and Christmas day

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423 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130,


(504) 581-4629