Tue - Sun | 10am - 5pm
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Driving and Parking
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is located in Downtown New Orleans on the corner of North Peters and Canal Street. The Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is a short, easy stroll from Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.
423 Canal St
New Orleans, LA
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Directions from the West
From Interstate 10 East, exit at Poydras Street (#234B). Continue on Poydras approximately 1 mile. Turn left on S. Peters Street. Turn left onto Canal Street. The Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is on the corner of Canal Street and North Peters. Enter on Canal Street.
Directions from the East
From Interstate 10 West, exit at Canal/Superdome (#35B), turning right onto Canal. The Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is on the corner of Canal Street and North Peters. Enter on Canal Street.
- Parking discounts are subject to change without notice and are often not applicable during major holidays, Carnival season, festivals and major sporting events.
- Self-parking is $5 off at the Badine Parking Lot and Canal Place Parking Garage.
- At the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Whale Wall Lot, self-parking rates for up to 6 hours is $7 off of the posted price. For time exceeding 6 hours or a parking rate exceeding $18, regular rates will apply. This special does not apply to any other Hilton lots.
- Parking tickets must be validated at the Aquarium, Theater or Butterfly Garden and Insectarium to receive the parking discount.
Street addresses of the participating parking lots:
Not all Premium Parking locations are included in the discounted parking program.
- Canal Place Parking Garage
100 Rue Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 70130
- Badine Parking Lot
111 Rue Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 70130
- Hilton Whale Wall Lot
728 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130
Metered parking is available. Please read the posted signs carefully as parking rules vary throughout the city.
Walking and using public transportation has an incredible impact on the environment. Simple changes to our daily routines can change the future of the planet. Consider public transportation for your next trip to the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium can be accessed by the Riverfront Streetcar Line or the Canal Street Streetcar line. Read more about Streetcar pricing, schedules and stops.
The Butterfly Garden and Insectarium can be accessed by the 5:Marigny-Bywater, 10:Tchoupitoulas, 16:South Claiborne, and 55:Elysian Fields lines. Many bus routes have stops on Canal Street, which provide riders with access within walking distance to the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Read more about RTA bus routes, pricing and schedules.
The Butterfly Garden and Insectarium can be accessed by both the Algiers and Gretna Ferries. The Algiers and Gretna Ferries offer riders a quick trip to the Canal Street Ferry Terminal at the foot of Canal Street. Read more about Ferry pricing and schedules.
From the Airport
The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) provides service from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner to Downtown New Orleans. The E-2 stops at Carrollton and Tulane Avenues where it connects with the RTA's 39:Tulane bus. From there, Butterfly Garden and Insectarium guests can board the Canal Street Streetcar line to Downtown New Orleans. Read more about RTA bus routes, pricing and schedules.
Taxi Cab Service
Liberty Bell Cab: (504) 821-8222
New Orleans Carriage Cabs: (504) 207-7777
United Cabs: (504) 522-9771
Insectarium Visitor Info
Tue - Sun | 10am - 5pm
Our best value! Visit Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium for one low price. The Audubon Experience package includes one visit to each facility. Audubon Experience packages are valid for 30 consecutive days starting with your first visit. The Theater ticket is valid for one movie on first-come, first-served availability. Tickets may be purchased in advance and used the day of your visit. All Audubon attractions are open Monday through Sunday.
$16.95 Adult Admission
$11.95 Child (2 -12) Admission
$13.95 Senior (65+) Admission
Free for Audubon Members
Discounted admission for youth groups of 10 or more and group lunches for 20 or more. Exciting, educational and entertaining trips at economical rates are available with advance reservations at the Zoo, Aquarium, Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and IMAX®. To make your reservations or for more information please read more online, or call us at (504) 581-4629 or 1-800-774-7394, Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm.
Visit often with a full year of free admission to Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium! Plus, Audubon Members save with $5 admission tickets to Entergy Giant Screen Theater, while enjoying many other valuable perks. We encourage you to do the math, and compare single ticket prices to Membership. Depending on how often you plan to visit, Audubon Membership is the best entertainment value in town!