Audubon’s $2 Tuesdays

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans is extending its deal for Louisiana residents on Tuesdays and adding Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

Through March 31, general admission for adults and children will be $2 every Tuesday, a savings of up to $21.95 per person per visit.

Visitors can take in the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation “Butterflies in Flight” exhibit or discover a submerged Maya city of mysterious ruins, surrounded by exotic sea creatures in the new 4,200 square-foot Great Maya Reef at the Aquarium.

Tuesday tickets can be purchased at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium or Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Discounted tickets for Louisiana residents are not available online.

The $2 Tuesday promotion is only valid for Louisiana residents and does not include Audubon Zoo or Entergy Imax® Theatre. Proof of Louisiana residency is required. Tickets are only valid on the Tuesday for which they are purchased.

WYES offers trips

New Orleans public television station WYES’ Travel Club is off to North Carolina in April and England in August.

“Dressing Downton” at the Biltmore Estate is a seven-day, six-night trip by luxury motor coach from New Orleans to Asheville, North Carolina. The trip runs April 20-26.

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“British Landscapes featuring Highclere Castle” is planned for Aug. 4-15.

Highlights include London, Highclere Castle, Cambridge, York, Edinburgh Castle, Lake District, North Wales, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge and Cotswolds.


A portion of trip proceeds go back to WYES.

Hike at the Point

The ranger at Poverty Point World Heritage Site near Epps will lead a 2.6-mile hike beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Hikers should meet at the museum, wearing appropriate shoes. Visitors will learn about the prehistoric culture that once occupied the area about 3,600 years ago. The trail crosses all six concentric earthen ridges, and winds around all five of the major mounds located on the site. The hike also will include a trip to the top of the 72-foot Mound A.

The $4 admission to the site provides access to the visitors center, video and tram tour, when in season. Children (12 and youinger) and senior citizens (62 and older) are admitted free.

Poverty Point is located in West Carroll Parish, east of Monroe on La. 577. For more information, call (888) 926-5492.

Louisiana Travels is a column about travel destinations and events in Louisiana. Email items for Louisiana Travels to or or mail to Judy Bergeron, The Advocate, 7290 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810.