FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Red, White & Butterflies at
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Friday, July 3, 2015 - Sunday, July 5, 2015
(New Orleans, La.) - In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium has created a patriotic display made out of red, white and blue butterflies and visitors are invited to celebrate the Fourth of July with butterfly-themed activities! The fun flutters in on Friday, July 3, 2015 - Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In conjunction with President Obama's National Pollinator Initiative, visitors to the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium will be invited to join the national bee and butterfly brigade and receive Burpee® seeds (while supplies last) to help protect the health of the nation's food security and help bees, birds and butterflies thrive and multiply. The President's National Pollinator Initiative is committed to sustaining the future pollinators through research, policy, education, and action.
Guests will learn about the interesting life histories of several butterfly species and their life spans, butterfly gardening, butterfly farming in other countries and the differences between butterflies and moths. Butterfly releases and chats are scheduled each day of the event at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
Throughout the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, visitors will enjoy unique butterfly themed activities including up-close views of butterfly wings using a "scope-on-a-rope" camera and butterfly specimen identification by the Entomology staff in Field Camp.
Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation
Butterflies in Flight exhibit:
• Interesting life histories of several butterfly species, life spans, butterfly gardening, butterfly farming in other countries and butterflies vs. moths.
• Butterfly releases and chats at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Throughout the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium:
• Scope-on-a-Rope camera - see the gorgeous scales on butterfly wings up close in the Metamorphosis gallery
• Try a Chocolate Chirp Cookie or a butterfly-shaped cookie in Bug Appétit (while they last)
• Bring in your bugs or photos of bugs for identification by Entomology staff in the Field Camp
• Butterfly sticker giveaways
All Red, White & Butterfly activities are included in general admission cost. For a discount coupon, guests can visit http://www.go4thontheriver.com/
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Advanced tickets are recommended and can be purchased by visiting AudubonInstitute.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 and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Independence Weekend Discount Offer
Thursday through Sunday, July 2 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Get $4 off a single ticket adult or child admission. Valid July 3 - 6, 2015.
Visit Go4thOnTheRiver.com to redeem coupon.
July 4th Fireworks Over the River
Bring your blanket and chair for a front row seat in Woldenberg Park for the
9 p.m. fireworks show. Also, bring your radio for this passionate salute to America's independence, which will feature the one-of-a-kind dueling barges fireworks display along the New Orleans Riverfront. Simulcast on Magic 101.9 and WWL AM, FM, and .com and heard in 38 states! This patriotic tribute is one unique to New Orleans.
Visit Go4thOnTheRiver.com to view the day's activities.
Audubon Nature Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit that operates a family of museums and parks dedicated to nature. These New Orleans facilities include: Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Audubon Wilderness Park, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Audubon Nature Institute Foundation. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.
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