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Celebrate the Holidays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

Jingle Bugs: December 9, 2017, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a . . . cricket? Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium welcomes the whole family to a full day of holiday fun at Jingle Bugs on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Zack Lemann, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium's Curator of Animal Collections
"Jingle Bugs offers the perfect way to start the holiday season. Families can have their caricatures done, get their faces painted with an insect-themed or holiday design, and meet Santa Claus in our Hall of Fame which showcases the biggest, fastest and most impressive bugs on the planet!"

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

The Metamorphosis Lab will feature "Pupa Noel" and his sleigh with eight tiny "Beetle-deer" along with staff entomologists teaching guests how various insects survive the chilly holiday weather. Guests can test their knowledge of "winter bugs" with a Gumdrop Hunt and win a prize.

Visitors also can sample some deliciously hoppy holiday treats such as bug nog, peppermint cricket bark, and fruit fly cake throughout the day and join Santa Claus for a buggy reading of "The Night Before Christmas" in Hall of Fame at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Click here for full schedule of activities.

Holiday fun awaits on Saturday, December 9, from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal Street in New Orleans. All holiday themed activities are included with general admission or membership.

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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.