New Orleans Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium Admission Ticket

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Audubon Butterfly Garden & 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 awards show for bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden.

Activity Highlights
→ Discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet.
→ View thousands of live and preserved specimens!
→ Shrink to bug size & wander through a mysterious swamp
→ Join the active audience of an awards show for bugs!

UPGRADE & SAVE: Check out The Audubon Experience Combo Deal which includes all parks (Zoo, Aquarium, Entergy Theater and Insectarium) for one low price. Pass valid for 30 days!

Booking Details:

Once the E-voucher has been purchased online, bring a valid photo ID and have your voucher available on your smartphone or device and bring to the front gate for redemption. If the park is closed for a special event, please call 850-424-5125 for other options.

Departure Details
The Butterfly Garden & Insectarium is located at 423 Canal Street and is open 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday with last entry at 4:30pm, Spring and Summer Mondays and some select holiday Mondays. Closing times are subject to change. Please call the 1-800 number on the voucher to confirm hours of operation before arrival. Click the Book Now button and check the calendar for the dates you are wanting to visit, while tickets are not date sensitive when purchased you can see if the park is open on the dates you are planning to come. Park is closed Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and Mardi Gras Day.

Duration: Varies

Audubon Zoo has free on site parking but please note that parking for Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium is not free. Metered parking is available along with paid lots. Parking is $5 off at the Badine Parking Lot and Canal Place Parking Garage. The Hilton Whale Wall Lot is $9 for 6 hours of parking. Parking tickets must be validated at the Aquarium, Giant Screen Theater or Butterfly Garden & Insectarium to receive the parking discount.

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Additional Information
● The Insectarium is located in Downtown New Orleans on the corner of North Peters and Canal Street. You will redeem your voucher at the Insectarium ticket office.
● Vouchers/Tickets are not valid for Boo at the Zoo, Zoo to Do, Zoo to Do for Kids, or any other special admission events at any Audubon facility.

Cancellation Policy
Tickets are valid for a year from the date of purchase until used. Once the voucher is redeemed, your ticket(s) is valid for one day only. You must have your voucher available to show at the gate on your smartphone or device. Online tickets are non-refundable after they have been redeemed. Customer may cancel their ticket order for a full refund minus a $5 service fee. If for some reason the Butterfly Garden & Insectarium is closed for a special event or act of god, please call us at 850-424-5125 for a refund or a ticket transfer.
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  • Mary USA about 1 day ago

    Audubon Insectarium, New Orleans, LA

    The Insectarium was AMAZING!!! I highly recommend anyone with kids 12 and under take them!!! Maybe even older kids!!! Mine are 10 and 6 and they LOVED it!!!

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  • corliss USA about 17 days ago

    Interesting and informative

    Great for all ages. You get to see and touch live creatures. Interactive movie was fun. Best of all, you get to eat dried insects!

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  • Monika Williamson USA about 2 months ago

    Butterfly Gardens

    There were 8 of us & we had fun. Check in took a while. Had to go back to check in to get parking validation. That took time. Otherwise, extremely pleased. Happy with everyone’s reaction.

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  • Catalina USA about 4 months ago

    Great place

    The place is beautiful. Very educational, staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Is a very cool and different place to visit

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  • Jessica Menjivar USA about 7 months ago


    The insectarium was such a nice experience. The butterfly room is by far the best part. Came here with my college roommate and we loved it!

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  • Jaime Lafayette, Louisiana, USA about 1 year ago

    Insectarium Voucher

    I don't think it is too common yet for the Insectarium employees to receive these vouchers, because it took him a minute to figure it out. Once he did though, it was quick and we were inside in no time. The website to purchase the vouchers was set up well and there was no confusion. Great discount too! Thanks!

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  • Jackson New Orleans, LA about 1 year ago

    VIsited the Insectarium and Butterfly garden on spring break.

    My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits. There was a large variety of insects that were fun to observe. It was also fun to see the baby alligators up close. The butterfly garden was a great end to the trip as well.

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  • Donna Katy, Texas, USA about 2 years ago

    Awesome Place

    We visited back in 2013 and will definitely go back on our next trip to New Orleans. The butterflies were great but our favorite part was the Insectarium. We enjoyed the hissing cockroaches and the click beetles. My daughter was an entomologist major at the time of the visit and she loved all the displays and the bug "cafe". Would definitely visit again.

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  • Debra Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA about 2 years ago

    Good site for coupons

    Easy to purchase online and no problems using the tickets.

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  • mark mcgee Abbeville, Louisiana, USA about 3 years ago


    Booking was easy and quick!

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