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Audubon Insectarium

Before the Audubon Insectarium – a zoo for crawling creatures – opened, New Orleanians never imagined that having more bugs in town would be a good thing. The Audubon Institute, which also runs the zoo and aquarium, created this unique, state-of-the-art home for fighting beetles, giant roaches, and tarantulas. It’s sometimes overrun with school groups, but the rationed admission policy ensures that everyone gets a chance to quiz the well-informed docents, pet a millipede, or taste fried dragonfly wings. And if too much time with bugs makes you edgy, relax at the end in the Zen garden filled with koi ponds and fluttering butterflies.

423 Canal St. (N. Peters St.),
+1 504 410 2847
Opening Times
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm and some holiday Mondays.
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