Beetlemania at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

2012-08-23

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Come Together and Twist and Shout!
Beetlemania

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Beetles from Across the Universe are Invading
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

 

Saturday, September 1- Sunday, September 2 10 am - 5 pm
 

(New Orleans, La.)– It’s a beetle invasion at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium!
 

Beetlemania invades New Orleans for two days at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium on Saturday, September 1, 2012 and Sunday, September 2, 2012. Home to hundreds of live and mounted beetles, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium spotlights one of the most prodigious insects in the world.

There are 12,000 different kinds of beetles in the United States and over 400,000 species in the world. In fact, one out of every four animal species is a beetle!

Visitors will be welcomed in the lobby by special pinned beetle “look-alikes,” displayed with guitars to look like John, Paul, George and Ringo.  Children are invited to learn how to pin a beetle and are welcome to take the mounted insect home as a souvenir.

“Beetle juice” and chocolate “chirp” cookies will be served in Bug Appétit in addition to the regular menu at the Tiny Termite Café.

Be sure to catch this opportunity to learn about The Fab Four hundred thousand species of beetles!

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium prices are $16.00 for adults, $13.00 for seniors and $11.00 for children and FREE for Audubon Nature Institute members.  Advanced tickets are recommended and can be purchased by visiting AudubonInstitute.org or at any Audubon Nature Institute attraction.  Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is located at 423 Canal Street in downtown New Orleans in the U.S. Custom House and is open from 10am to 5pm.

 

Media Contact:

Katie Smith

Public Relations Manager
Audubon Nature Institute
6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 378-2693

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