Visiting New Orleans and looking to engage with nature? Look no further and book your tickets to check out the Audubon Nature Institute.
While you can visit the zoo, the aquarium, the insectarium and the giant screen theater all separately, why not combine your experiences together and take in all four places without having to pay for them all individually? 365 Tickets has an Audubon Nature Institute Experience Combo ticket that makes all the sense in the world.
The Audubon Aquarium of the America’s is a great way to start off your day. The aquarium is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Located on the banks of the Mississippi River right next to the French Quarter, be ready to dive deep into learning. 15,000 species call this aquarium home and swim freely around you. Be sure to stop by the 30 foot Caribbean Reef Tunnel where you’ll see the world through a Caribbean reef diver. There is also a seahorse gallery.
A huge hit at the aquarium is that of the shark touch pool. Now is your chance to pet a shark while you engage with a naturalist who can answer all your shark questions. The aquarium is also home to a white alligator. See if you can find him!
The Butterfly Garden and Insectarium promises guests a creepy crawly good time. The exhibit is housed in the Old New Orleans Customs House on Canal Street and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Be forewarned, if bugs are not your thing (not a fan myself!), steer clear!
A not to miss experience in the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is that of the Cooking Show and Cultural Café. Are you brave enough to try some of these treats? The secret ingredient is bugs. Don’t miss the Life Underground experience as well.
This experience will shrink you down to the size of a bug, complete with giant animatronics and a trap door spider surprise. Of course, ending your day with a trip to the free flying butterfly garden sounds peaceful and relaxing.
Don’t miss your chance to view a nature documentary to end your day. The theater is located right next door to the aquarium and boasts surround sound. The screen is one of the largest on the Gulf Coast.
Each combo ticket gives guests access to one nature documentary. Documentaries last for 20 minutes. We recommend watching Hurricane on the Bayou, a look at Hurricane Katrina’s effect on New Orleans wetlands.
The combo ticket is good for 30 consecutive days beginning with your first visit. Adult tickets start at $41.50 and child tickets start at $32.86. Seniors ages 65 and over can enjoy the package at the price of $32.86.
Ready to see some of those bugs and sea life up close like you never have before? Head over to 365 Tickets Canada and get ready for a wild ride!