Wild Nights and Insect Adventures

A group of kids hold butterfly nets as part of the Wild Nights Insect Adventure at the Audubon Zoo.

Looking for Bugs, Day or Night!

Ever wonder which marvelous moths and beautiful beetles are out and about at night? And what about the darting dragonflies and active ants that fly and crawl about during our hot summer days? Join Audubon entomologists at Audubon Wilderness Park and Audubon Louisiana Nature Center and learn about the fascinating bugs that inhabit south Louisiana. You’ll see lots of insects and spiders while hiking trails and (at night) others that are attracted to lights at Audubon’s facilities on the west bank and in eastern New Orleans.

Wild Night
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Fee: $60/person Members; $70/person Non-Members (plus sales tax)

Insect Adventure
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fee: $60/person Members; $70/person Non-Members (plus sales tax)

Dates: There are no more Wild Nights or Insect Adventures scheduled for 2018. Please check this web page in 2019 for updates!

Age: Guests must be 6 years of age or older. The adult to child ratio is 3 children to 1 adult.

Location: Audubon Wilderness Park (located within Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center) and Audubon Louisiana Nature Center (adjacent to Joe Brown Park)

Trip Tips:

  • The maximum number of people for each adventure is 20.
  • Registration includes an insect collecting kit, a headlamp with batteries (Wild Night) or an aerial net (Insect Adventure), and an exclusive Wild Nights & Insect Adventures collectible water bottle.
  • Let us know of participants have any allergies.
  • Registration fee includes a ticket to Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium to use at a later date.
  • The rain dates for each will try to be scheduled for the day or night following the originally scheduled date.
  • For more information contact Zack Lemann by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at (504) 587-2109.

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