New Orleans,
13
October
2016

Crawloween Dispels Myths Surrounding Most-Feared Insects

Celebrate Halloween “Infestivities" at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium - Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, October 30

Summary

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium invites guests to celebrate Halloween “infestivities" at Crawloween on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, 2016. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, learn about some "scary" critters, discover pumpkins that double as animal habitats, and enjoy Halloween-themed cookies.

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium invites guests to celebrate Halloween “infestivities" at Crawloween on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, 2016. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, learn about some "scary" critters, discover pumpkins that double as animal habitats, and enjoy Halloween-themed cookies.

Staff entomologists will be on hand to talk about myths and legends behind some of the most misunderstood arthropods including roaches, spiders and scorpions. Visitors can also enter the "Guess How Many Maggots Are in the Jar” contest. The three closest guesses will receive gift certificates to Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium’s Flea Market.

Zack Lemann, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium's Animal and Visitor Programs Manager.
"If you're scared of spiders or scorpions, or freaked out by millipedes or roaches, the best thing you can do is to come visit us. You're learn that these insects have an undeserved bad reputation and they are actually very beneficial and important to our ecosystem."
 
Zack Lemann, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium's Animal and Visitor Programs Manager.

The Halloween bug fun awaits guests from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Guests are encouraged to trick or treat at presentation stations for bug-themed treats. Children (ages 12 and under) dressed in bug-themed costumes will receive $3 off admission. All Crawloween activities are included in general admission cost.

Advanced tickets are recommended and can be purchased by visiting AudubonNatureInstitute.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.

Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.

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Katie Smith
Director of Public Relations
Office: (504) 378-2693
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