Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
423 Canal St,
New Orleans, LA 70130
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street, encourages you to use all five senses as you explore North America's largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. You'll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet in our newest one-of-a-kind attraction. Thousands of live and preserved specimens illustrate the vast diversity of shape, size, and color of Earth's largest group of animals.
Within the Insectarium, you will shrink to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an award show for bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden.
You can also touch a bug, shop in the Stanley W. Ray, Jr. Audubon Flea Market for unique insect-themed gifts or swing by the Termidor Tiny Termite Café for a bug-free bite to eat.