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Bugout this Thanksgiving Season at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

Hoppy Thanksgiving: Tuesday, November 20 & Wednesday, November 21

Celebrate the holiday in a whole new way at Audubon Butterfly Garden Insectarium when 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 will have the chance to expand their gastronomic horizons by enjoying traditional Thanksgiving dishes with a particularly buggy flair including turkey with cricket gravy, cornbread muffins with mealworms, cranberry sauce with waxworms and cricket pumpkin pie.

"Everyone loves the usual Thanksgiving fare. And, we can tell you, practically everyone who tries our insect dishes likes them, too," said Zack Lemann, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium's Curator of Animal Collections. "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!"

Look for the buggy Thanksgiving dishes November 20 & 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 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 24, 2016.

Advanced tickets are recommended and can be purchased by visiting 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.