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Hoppy Thanksgiving - Nov. 26-27

November 11, 2013
Contact:  Katie Smith
Office 504-378-2693
Cell 504-278-0542
Tired of the "same ole" turkey dinner for Thanksgiving?
Visitors Enjoy New Twists to Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes at
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium!
Tuesday, November 26 - Wednesday, November 27, 2013



(New Orleans, La.)– Celebrate the holiday season in a whole new way at Audubon Butterfly Garden Insectarium. On Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 27, Audubon Executive Bug Chefs stir things up in Bug Appétit by offering visitors the opportunity to taste new twists to traditional Thanksgiving family recipes.

Visitors expand their gastronomic horizons by enjoying traditional dishes with a particularly exotic flair including turkey with cornbread and mealworm stuffing, wax worm cranberry sauce and cricket pumpkin pie.

Guests can bring the whole family for a day of fun and education as they learn that people all over the world enjoy cooking with and dining on insects.

Bug Appétit is located in the back of the Tiny Termite Café at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. It offers visitors a chance to taste insect cuisine in many forms – from chocolate “chirp” cookies to six-legged salsa. Visitors searching for more traditional fare will find it in the café as well – minus the six-legged ingredients, of course.

Look for the buggy Thanksgiving dishes November 26 – 27 from 10am to 5pm at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal Street in New Orleans. The tastings are included with regular Butterfly Garden and Insectarium admission while supplies last. Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium will be closed Thanksgiving Day, November 28. 2013.

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Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Advanced tickets are recommended and can be purchased by visiting 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 Tuesday through Sunday.
Audubon Nature Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit that operates a family of museums and parks dedicated to nature. These New Orleans facilities include: Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Audubon Wilderness Park, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Audubon Nature Institute Foundation. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.

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