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Weekend Runaround

By: L'jeanne, Advertising Manager
Insectarium field camp

If you’re a mom like me your weekends seem to come and go in a flash.  When you look back on it did you really get to enjoy and do what you wanted to do over the weekend? Well most likely your answer is probably not. Does it seem like the kids in your child’s class multiply over the school year? How are there so many birthday parties over every weekend when there are only 18 kids in the class and that’s including your kid! This baffles my mind because didn’t we just go to a birthday party for Sophi?  Well I’m telling you to take over your weekend now! Skip the cake and ice cream, it’s festering in your belly! Instead take some family time without all the schedules. Don’t watch the clock there’s no need. Just go out and enjoy your family, step back and take everything in with a measured eye. The tots won’t be so little very soon and they won’t let you smother them in kisses. Pretty soon that’ll be utterly embarrassing for a 7 year old. Let’s all celebrate the Wonders of Nature. Children love learning and exploring exciting things.  I’ll bet it’s been a while since you’ve visited Audubon Insectarium. Or maybe you haven’t been yet. Whatever the case may be, now is the time to go. Before you even walk into the Insectarium the building itself is something of a marvel. New Orleans is rich with historic architecture and art. The building that houses the Insectarium is just about one hundred and fifty years old. The original architecture and design of the inside has been carefully preserved and when you walk through the Hall of Fame Gallery you can see the original curved ceiling made out of brick. There is a lot to see and experience once inside and your curiosity will take over especially in the Insects of New Orleans Gallery. We have all sorts of insects here and this exhibit has interesting facts about those pesky bugs we come across. After your visit there, head over to Field Camp and chat with one of our entomologists. You can even learn how to identify some bugs in your very own backyard. Do you want to sit down and take in a quick movie? Well you can in the Terminix Immersion Theater. In this multi-sensory theater we’ll tickle your spine with this fun and entertaining show. Now here’s one last gallery that I’ll tell you to visit: the Butterflies in Flight is a visitor favorite. Once inside you feel as if you’re in a beautiful Zen garden. Free flying butterflies flit and flutter by and the sounds of the Koi ponds complete the aura of serenity.  This weekend take a visit to Audubon Insectarium with your family, where you can learn and explore something new!

                                             ~ Audubon Insectarium ~

                                            ~ 423 U.S. Custom House ~

                                   ~ Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am- 5pm~

Mailing address: 6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118
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