New Orleans,
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November
2017
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America/Chicago

Guests Enjoy a Bug-Filled Thanksgiving Feast at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

Hoppy Thanksgiving: Tuesday, November 21 & Wednesday, November 22

Celebrate the holiday season in a whole new way at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. On Tuesday, November 21 and Wednesday, November 22, 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 muffins, waxworm cranberry sauce and cricket pumpkin pie.

Zack Lemann, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium's Curator of Animal Collections
"Everyone loves the usual Thanksgiving fare. And, we can tell you, practically everyone who tries our insect dishes likes them, too! So, we decided to combine the bird and the bugs, if you know what I mean.  Is it tasty? Absolutely! But don’t just take our word for it – come try some!"

 
Zack Lemann, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium's Curator of Animal Collections

Bug Appétit offers visitors a chance to taste insect cuisine in many forms – from chocolate “chirp” cookies to six-legged salsa. Guests 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 21 & 22 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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 23, 2017.

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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.