Friday, July 11, 2008

Audubon Insectarium

The Audubon has opened an Insectarium on Canal Street. Yes- it can be a little gross sometimes (check out Tyree's blog), but it's a great museum. It's a great place for children too.
The best part of the museum, in my opinion, was the Japanese Butterfly Garden. Unlike in these pictures, the butterflies in the garden are alive. It's an indoor garden with a koi pond and flowers that butterflies tend to enjoy. Unfortunately, I spent so much time taking pictures of the dead and mounted butterflies that my camera died before we got to the lives ones.

And they have a petting zoo! Just kidding, the gator is a fake part of the Louisiana Swamp exibit.

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