Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion

Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion The Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion is the home to rare and exotic arthropods from all over the world, and now features native and tropical butterflies.
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Welcome to the Insectarium! Philadelphia's only all-bug museum, and the largest insect museum in the nation! We have thousands of live and mounted insects, tons of interactive displays, a movie-room, fun stuff for kids, and a whole lot more! Since 1992 the Insectarium has been educating adults and children alike, right here in Northeast Philadelphia, about the fascinating world of arthropods. Hundreds of thousands of kids have toured our three floors of museum space, seen countless creepy-crawlies, played in our man-made spider web, and had a great time while learning all about insects in a way that is fun and exciting to their active minds.

Operating as usual

10/11/2020

No virtual school tomorrow, come hang out with us!
The museum will be open this Monday, holiday hours from 10-5!

09/17/2020

We missed you! JOIN US for our Grand Reopening! Limited tickets available.

What's the BIG surprise coming to the Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion soon? Here's another clue!! #staytuned
08/14/2020

What's the BIG surprise coming to the Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion soon? Here's another clue!! #staytuned

Our Virtual Tours are a safe and affordable alternative to traditional field trips. Visit our website to learn more!
08/12/2020
Virtual Tours | Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion

Our Virtual Tours are a safe and affordable alternative to traditional field trips. Visit our website to learn more!

Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion virtual tours are an amazing way to bring the world of entomology to life for students of all ages!

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a hundred native butterflies flying over your next private event! Check out our native b...
08/11/2020
Butterfly Releases | Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a hundred native butterflies flying over your next private event! Check out our native butterfly releases today.

Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion butterfly releases are an amazing way to introduce inspiration to weddings, memorials, and other events!

Summer camp is going VIRTUAL this year! ENROLL your child in a week of scientific fun from the comfort and safety of you...
07/30/2020

Summer camp is going VIRTUAL this year! ENROLL your child in a week of scientific fun from the comfort and safety of your own computer for ONLY $75 per 5-day session!

Something BIG is coming to the Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion. What do you think it is? SHARE your guesses in the co...
07/29/2020

Something BIG is coming to the Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion. What do you think it is? SHARE your guesses in the comments below! #getexcited and #staytuned!

Looking for a safe, affordable, & educational experience for your students? Check out our NEW Virtual Tours!
07/26/2020
Virtual Tours | Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion

Looking for a safe, affordable, & educational experience for your students? Check out our NEW Virtual Tours!

Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion virtual tours are an amazing way to bring the world of entomology to life for students of all ages!

We are excited to announce our NEW Virtual Tour experience! Immerse your students in a one-of-a-kind encounter with our ...
07/18/2020
Virtual Tours | Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion

We are excited to announce our NEW Virtual Tour experience! Immerse your students in a one-of-a-kind encounter with our entomologist educators from the comfort and safety of your own computer!

Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion virtual tours are an amazing way to bring the world of entomology to life for students of all ages!

Our Creature Feature Facebook livestream series will be ending next Friday on July 3rd! If you are interested in booking...
06/26/2020

Our Creature Feature Facebook livestream series will be ending next Friday on July 3rd! If you are interested in booking a virtual animal encounter with Ms. T, please email [email protected]!

The Philadelphia Insectarium is excited to announce the new name of our young female pink toe tarantula: Aya!This beauti...
06/12/2020

The Philadelphia Insectarium is excited to announce the new name of our young female pink toe tarantula: Aya!

This beautiful animal is named after Aya Bleicher-Nugent - a beloved community member and preschool teacher of 12 years at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. Soon to retire after 31 years of teaching, Aya and her enthusiasm for childrens education and the natural world will be greatly missed. Her friends and coworkers - Barbra, Roz, Jen, Jodi, Steph, Susan and Leslie - renamed our tarantula after Aya Bleicher-Nugent to celebrate her career and honor her time spent at Har Zion Temple.

Happy retirement, Aya!

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8046 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA
19136

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