COVID-19 Preparedness at Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion
Friends of the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion,
As COVID-19 cases spread in our region, we wanted to let you know that we share your concerns and are taking this matter seriously. The health and well-being of our visitors and staff are of the utmost priority to us, and so we have decided to close the museum to the public in accordance with social distancing guidelines.
As an educational institution, we have a responsibility to adhere to the strictest standards of public health and safety. To address the current situation, we are following the guidelines provided by the CDC, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and City of Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion is temporarily CLOSED until further notice.
Stay tuned for exciting new updates on live online programming!
The following upcoming events will be postponed to a future date:
-Thirsty Caterpillar Beer Garden
-Plant Trade & Talk
-Butterfly Yoga (All classes in March and April)
Existing tickets for these events will be valid for the postponed date. Postponed date will be announced soon.
We will update our website, send out emails, and contact all ticket buyers should there be any changes in other future upcoming events. We have amended our ticket exchange policy to allow for free exchanges across events for the foreseeable future. If you questions or want to exchange your tickets, please contact us at 215.335.9500 or [email protected]
Thank you for your continued support of the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion.
We hope to see you soon!
John Cambridge – CEO, Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion
We are proud to be Philadelphia’s newest science museum and to showcase one of the most diverse living arthropod collections in the United States. With two floors of new museum exhibits, a 7,000 square foot tropical butterfly pavilion, and Next Generation aligned educational programming, we offer a unique and interactive experience for all to enjoy.
We are fully committed to educating the public about the environmental importance of arthropods. Our community events, classes, and free programs help us to teach individuals about the ecology of the most important group of animals in the world: insects!
Come Inside Our Butterfly Pavilion!
Learn about the most successful group of animals in the world…insects!
Enjoy two floors of exciting and educational exhibits filled with an amazing assortment of arthropods, including tarantulas, scorpions, and praying mantises!
Our knowledgeable and attentive staff are here to answer all of your bug questions!
Get up close and personal with butterflies in our year-round Butterfly Pavilion!
Our museum is home to a striking and immersive tropical ecosphere filled with tropical and native butterflies. Don’t forget to wear bright colors so the butterflies land on you! This grand space is sure to surprise and inspire. Private bookings are available upon request.
Bring A Group!
Learning about the world of entomology is essential for many every science lesson plans. Our museum is filled with species from all over the planet that engage students and showcase insect’s incredible adaptations, diverse habitats, and unbelievable camouflage.
Our lesson and activities are all specifically designed to compliment and address the Next Generation Standards that students are tested on. Coming to the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion isn’t just a fun experience, it effectively takes the place of certain lessons that would have to be taught regardless in the classroom.
The enthusiastic and informative staff help to bring the pages of student’s science books to life when they receive a personalized tour of the Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion!
From celebrating birthdays with customized critter cakes to holding corporate functions to getting married surrounded by thousands of fluttering exotic butterflies, the museum offers a unique event space like no other in Philadelphia.
Our dedicated staff will ensure your special event is handled with the utmost care and attention to detail, making your event spectacular! Please call or email us for more information about how we can make your event exactly what you want!
The Macleay’s Spectre, a large stick insect from Australia, is a fascinating example of adaption. Its camouflage makes it nearly indistinguishable from its leafy home.
In addition to their incredible camouflage, their bodies contort like a scorpion’s attack pose when threatened to ward off predators, and their bodies are able to sway in the breeze, just like a leaf.
Come visit and see how many you can spot!