Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
|Date opened||June 13, 2008|
|Location||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Floor space||23,000 sq ft (2,100 m2)|
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is an insectarium and entomology museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. With more than 50 live exhibits and numerous multimedia elements, the 23,000-square-foot (2,100 m2) facility is the largest free-standing American museum dedicated to insects.
In September 2020, the Audubon Nature Institute announced the permanent closure of the Insectarium, owing to revenue shortages caused by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Some of the Insectarium's exhibits will be relocated to space within the Aquarium of the Americas. 
Exhibits and attractions
- Underground Gallery
Giant animatronic insects and oversized exhibits give guests a bug's eye view of the insect world.
- Louisiana Swamp Gallery
The sights and sounds of the Louisiana wetlands are depicted with aquatic animals and special effects.
- Termite Gallery
Formosan termites can be seen eating through a wooden skyline of New Orleans.
- Butterfly Garden
A garden populated by hundreds of live butterflies with which guests can interact.
- Metamorphosis Gallery
A working husbandry lab where an insect's entire life cycle is depicted.
- Hall of Fame Gallery
Preserved examples of some of the world's biggest, fastest, and most impressive insects.
- Awards Night
A comic film with animated insect characters voiced by Jay Leno, Joan Rivers, and Brad Garrett. Awards Night takes visitors to a red carpet event for bugs; the experience is enhanced by special in-theater effects and animated seats.
- Bug Appétit
Guests can watch chefs incorporate bugs into their dishes and sample some of their exotic creations.
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- Rothstein, Edward (August 2, 2008). "At the Insectarium, Getting Down With All That Skitters, Buzzes or Crawls". nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
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