Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium offers $2 bargain

It’s a bargain on bugs.

The Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans is offering Louisiana residents $2 admission on Tuesdays through Dec. 30.

Visitors can see the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation “Butterflies in Flight” exhibit in one of New Orleans’ most historic buildings, the U.S. Custom House.

“The serene, Asian-inspired garden flutters with life as butterflies swoop and soar from one flower to another — perhaps even resting for a moment on the shoulder of a visitor. Close encounters with these beautiful creatures provide vivid memories that last a lifetime,” a news release said.

Audubon Nature Institute members visit Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal St., free all year.

$2 Tuesday tickets can be purchased at the Insectarium. Discounted tickets for Louisiana residents are not available online.

Guide info sought

The Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau is updating its annual Visitors Guide, and more than 50,000 guides will be produced.

The Visitors Guide is the response piece mailed to visitor inquiries, and the guide is distributed throughout St. Mary Parish at hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, attractions, and the visitor centers as well as at industry trade shows throughout the state and nationwide, a release said.

Sections of the guide include: exploring & recreation, including attractions and forms of recreation such as golf, fishing, horseshoes and guides; shopping; accommodations, including campgrounds, hotels, and bed and breakfasts; restaurants; itineraries; day trips and visitor services.

For those who have recently opened a business, offer a service, would like to inquire whether their business is included in the guide, or to place an ad in the guide, contact the Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau at (985) 380-8224 or email info@cajuncoast.com.

Tool demo at site

Poverty Point State Historic Site will offer ancient tool demonstrations from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, with sessions beginning on the hour.

Visitors can learn about an ancient culture, the Poverty Point inhabitants, that once lived in Northeast Louisiana more than 3,500 years ago and how they developed and created implements they used in their everyday lives in order to survive.

The $4 admission fee provides access to the museum, video, hiking trail and tram tour. Children (12 and younger) and senior citizens (62 and older) are admitted free.

Poverty Point is on La. 577 near Epps, east of Monroe.

The park is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call (888) 926-5492.

The Audubon Institute, Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau and Louisiana Office of Tourism provided information for this column. Louisiana Travels is a column about travel destinations and events in Louisiana. Email items for Louisiana Travels to travel@theadvocate.com or jbergeron@theadvocate.com.