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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.
Self-parking is $5 off at the JAX Brewery Parking Lot, Sugar Parking Lot, Badine Parking Lot and Canal Place Parking Garage.
At the Hilton 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, IMAX® or Butterfly Garden and Insectarium to receive the parking discount.
Street addresses of the participating parking lots:
|JAX Brewery Parking Lot||311 Conti Street, New Orleans, LA 70130|
|Canal Place Parking Garage||100 Rue Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 70130|
|Badine Parking Lot||111 Rue Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 70130|
|Sugar Parking Lot||100 Conti St., New Orleans, LA 70130|
|Hilton Whale Wall Lot||728 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130|
Not all Premium Parking locations are included in the discounted parking program.
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. The Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is just a few short blocks from the Ferry Terminal. Each ferry is free for riders and costs $1 per vehicle. 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
7 days a week | 10am - 5pm
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is located in the U.S. Custom House; a Federal building. Please click here for important entry guidelines and restrictions.
$39.50 Adult Admission
$27.50 Child (2 -12) Admission
$27.50 Senior (65+) Admission
Our best value! Visit Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX® Theatre 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 IMAX® 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. Our attractions are open 7 days a week.
$16.50 Adult Admission
$12.00 Child (2 -12) Admission
$13.00 Senior (65+) Admission
Free for Audubon Members
Discounted admission for 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 call (504) 581-4629 or 1-800-774-7394, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.
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 IMAX® Theatre, 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!