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  4. Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

New Orleans: Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium

Product ID: 274042
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Immerse yourself in the interactive world of insects. See butterflies in flight, live insects and even eat a bug at Bug Appétit Café if you dare. Upgrade and save up to 40% by combining your visit with Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Zoo.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy the Butterflies in Flight exhibit, a serene, Asian-inspired garden that flutters with life
  • Experience an adventure in eating at Bug Appétit
  • Marvel at the rainbow of colors and designs of thousands of beautifully preserved insects and butterflies
  • Save $3 with advanced online purchase or upgrade to the Audubon Experience Combo
  • Enjoy the benefit of a flexible voucher redemption policy
Full description
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium encourages you to use all five senses to explore North America’s largest standalone museum devoted to insects and their relatives. You’ll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet and, along the way, you’ll shrink to bug size, explore a mysterious Louisiana swamp, enjoy an interactive 4-D movie featuring celebrity voices, and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian-inspired garden.

See Bug Appétit, an adventure in eating where you can watch Audubon’s chefs incorporate bugs into their dishes and sample their delectable creations. Witness incredible life cycle of insects through a working husbandry lab that shows how insects reproduce and grow and shows guests the miracle of butterflies emerging from chrysalises at the Metamorphosis Gallery. 

Enter the Louisiana Swamp Gallery, which recreates a wetlands habitat with a life-sized cypress tree, aquatic insects, alligators, and other creatures as well as special sound and lighting effects that simulate dawn to dusk.
  • Entry to Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium
  • Viewing of Awards Night, an HD Film featuring superstar bugs
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (if combination option selected)
  • Entry to Audubon Zoo (if combination option selected)
  • Local taxes and Audubon $1 transaction fee
  • Book your Butterfly Garden and Insectarium entry ticket in advance and save $3 off the price at the gate, or upgrade to the money-saving combination for a fuller Audubon Nature Institute experience
  • Save up to 40% with the Audubon Experience combo, which includes entrance to all three Audubon attractions
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Food and drinks
Know before you go
• Children under 2 are free
• Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is located in the U.S. Custom House, a Federal building, therefore, all visitors must pass through metal detectors and have their belongings scanned: do not bring any unnecessary items with you
• Purses, backpacks and other bags are allowed but subject to a security search, no sharp items such as knives (including pocket or “Swiss army” style), screwdrivers, scissors, nail files, corkscrews, etc, other items not permitted include firearms, pepper spray and mace.
• If you purchase the Audubon Zoo + Aquarium of the Americas Combination, you have 365 days from first entry to visit the second attraction
• If you purchase the Audubon Nature Institute Experience Combination, you have 30 days from first entry to visit all 3 attractions
• Strollers are allowed
• Vouchers are not valid for Cool Zoo, Boo at the Zoo, Zoo to Do, Zoo to Do for Kids, Zoo Lights or any other special admission events at any Audubon facility
Save up to 13%

From US$ 23.98 US$ 20.79 per person

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Audubon Nature Institute

Product ID: 274042