New Orleans, Louisiana: Insectarium: Largest Bug Museum in U.S.
- 423 Canal St., New Orleans, LA
- Audubon Insectarium. Downtown, on the southeastern edge of the French Quarter. From west: I-10 exit 234B (Poydras St.). Stay on Poydras about one mile, then turn left onto S. Peters St. then right onto Canal St. From east: I-10 exit 235B (Canal/Superdome) and turn right onto Canal St.
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Has an oversized "den" where you are shrunk to the size of a bug and are threatened by a bird and a trapdoor spider, and an "immersion theater" where things pop out at you and mist sprays in your face. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [06/29/2008]
Insectarium: Largest Bug Museum in U.S.: You have to admire The Big Easy's chutzpah. In the heat of summer the city is unveiling its first big tourist attraction since Hurricane Katrina smashed the city in 2005. And it's about bugs. [06/12/2008] Complete Story...
Visitor Tips and News About Insectarium: Largest Bug Museum in U.S.
There's an insect armor photo op. There's also a short 3D film featuring the voice talents of Jay Leno![Matthew Krist, 10/23/2014]
This awesome attraction has something for everyone.The Insectarium has an amazing display of live insects and butterflies. The underground den is incredible --- the giant fake insects make you feel as if you have been shrunk and are part of the insect world. Everything is clean, and the displays are very impressive.....a must see if you are anywhere in the state. Very family-friendly and fun for all ages.[William, 07/13/2012]