A trip to the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium gives you the chance to gain a better knowledge of our smallest neighbors. From termites to cockroaches and everything in between many of these insects may be somewhat disgusting for the average person but they are also fascinating. The hundreds of butterflies who fly around you in the Butterfly House are stunning too!
Things to Do
- Make sure to sample some fine cuisine at the Bug Appétit buffet. Though many people in our part of the world are revolted by the thought of snacking on an insect the little critters are in fact an important aspect of the diet of many cultures around the world. Here you can watch chefs prepare the bugs and you can sample them too if you are brave enough!
- Get to know Louisiana's incredible swamp habitats a bit better by visiting the Louisiana Swamp Gallery. This recreation of native swampland is home to alligators and other animals. You can find out all about the creatures who dwell here.
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium Insider Tips
- You can take a look at a map for the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium here.
- The Butterfly Garden and Insectarium are closed on Mondays.
- If you are a nature lover then you should consider buying a combo ticket for the Insectarium and the other attractions provided by the Audubon Nature Institute. They also run the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas and the Entergy IMAX Theatre which shows nature related movies and documentaries.