Home to many rare and exotic arthropods from all over the world, the Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion is an experience unlike any other in Greater Philadelphia.
Our interactive exhibits, hands-on learning, and high-tech displays offer a fascinating look into the world of insects. Our exhibits offer learning opportunities for visitors of all ages.
Early in 2017, we debuted a 7,000 sq. foot butterfly pavilion. The pavilion, a permanent ecosphere featuring hundreds of live tropical and native butterflies, is one of the largest of its kind in North America.
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 is here to answer your most profound 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 hundreds of native and tropical butterflies fluttering around guests. This grand space is sure to surprise and inspire!
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Learning about the world of entomology is essential to every science lesson plan. Our museum is filled with species from all over the planet that will delight your students with their incredible adaptations, diverse habitats, and unbelievable camouflage.
The enthusiastic and informative staff help to bring the pages of their science books to life with a personalized tour of the Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion!
From celebrating birthdays with customized critter cakes to corporate meetings or getting married surrounded by thousands of floating tropical butterflies, our Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion 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!
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!