Best Zoos and Aquariums for Kids with Autism
Audubon Nature Institute, New Orleans
The Audubon Nature Institute encompasses ten different venues. The venues include the Aquarium, the Zoo, and the Insectarium. The 58-acre zoo is home to 2,000 animals from gorillas to Louisiana swamp inhabitants. Its neighbor the Aquarium boasts a 400,000-gallon aquarium tank that features Gulf of Mexico sea life.
But the real show stopper is the Insectarium. With more than 50 live exhibits, the 23,000-square-foot facility is the largest free-standing U.S. museum dedicated to insects. Kids will love the Insectarium one of a kind dining experience. Apart from the “living tables” where diners can watch living termites, the cafe’s chefs offer demonstrations on how to cook with bugs!
Autism Travel Tips
The Audubon Zoo offers a sensory Sunday program for families with autism. Every month the event covers a different theme. Moreover, there’s no registration required, and all the events are free.