ANT-iversary

September 29-30, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium celebrates ten years of buzzing success on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2018. A favorite to locals and tourists, the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium has become a top attraction engaging all five senses as visitors explore North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives.

All of the ‘Infestivities’ activities are included with admission:

Saturday, September 29
Special for Saturday…Catch HOPPED! A Culinary Cook-off—Taste and vote for your favorite chef’s buggy creation! 1:00pm; Centipede Suite

  • Beetle Races—Cheer on your favorite! 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm; Outside Entrance
  • Pin A Beetle—take home a one-of-a-kind memento. From 10:30am to 4:30pm; Metamorphosis Lab
  • Learn about insects from Industry Exhibitors—Presentations by Beetle Source and New Orleans Mosquito, Termite, and Rodent Control Board; Near the Louisiana Swamp Gallery and Hall of Fame
  • Experience a Butterfly Release and Chat. 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm; Butterfly Garden
  • Live Insect Encounters! From 10:00am to 4:30pm; Metamorphosis Lab, Boudreaux’s Bait Shop, and Field Camp
  • Celebrate with a special Buggy Birthday Cake and other Edible Insect Dishes. Bug Appétit
  • Try a special Bug-Shaped Cookie (Bug Free). While supplies last; End of Main Hall
  • Register to win A Buggy Birthday Bash at the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Near Bug Appétit
  • Get a Buggy Balloon! From 11:00am to 2:00pm; Inside Main Hall
  • Have your Face Painted like a Bug. From 1:00pm to 4:00pm; Hall of Fame

Sunday, September 30
Special for Sunday...Planting for Pollinators—learn what to do to attract them. 2:00pm; Centipede Suite

  • Beetle Races—Cheer on your favorite! 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm; Outside Entrance
  • Pin A Beetle—take home a one-of-a-kind memento. From 10:30am to 4:30pm; Metamorphosis Lab
  • Learn about insects from Industry Exhibitors—Presentations by Beetle Source and New Orleans Mosquito, Termite, and Rodent Control Board; Near the Louisiana Swamp Gallery and Hall of Fame
  • Experience a Butterfly Release and Chat. 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm; Butterfly Garden
  • Live Insect Encounters! From 10:00am to 4:30pm; Metamorphosis Lab, Boudreaux’s Bait Shop, and Field Camp
  • Celebrate with a special Buggy Birthday Cake and other Edible Insect Dishes. Bug Appétit
  • Try a special Bug-Shaped Cookie (Bug Free). While supplies last; End of Main Hall
  • Register to win A Buggy Birthday Bash at the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Near Bug Appétit
  • Get a Buggy Balloon! From 11:00am to 2:00pm; Inside Main Hall
  • Have your Face Painted like a Bug. From 1:00pm to 4:00pm; Hall of Fame

Scheduled activities subject to change.

 

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