Bug Appétit

Bug Appétit

It's an adventure in eating! Insects are an important source of protein in many cultures and a culinary delight if cooked correctly. Grab a seat and watch our amazing chefs incorporate bugs into their dishes—and sample some of their exotic creations at the Bug Appétit Buffet.

Check out our Daily Schedule below for the Bug Appétit Buffet times!

Start TimeEnd TimeHappening
10:00am12:00pmBug Buffet
12:00pm1:30pmExhibit is Dark
1:30pm4:00pmBug Buffet

Watch an Arthropod Throwdown at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, as GWE challenges GW Fins in a webisode of The Real Wild Animals of New Orleans:

Insectarium Visitor Info

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Plan Your Visit

Shopping and Dining

Chats and Feeds

Learn more about the busy lives of the American cockroach...
Watch butterflies emerge from chrysalises.

Galleries and Attractions

The Butterfly Garden features hundreds of butterflies!
Watch the new leafcutter ant and the cockroach cams!