Summer Camps


Kids Bug-U Virtual Summer Camp 2020

An Affordable Experience Your Child Will Never Forget

Your kids will remember the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion’s Virtual Summer Camp 2020 for the rest of their lives!

Out of an abundance of caution and in keeping with current CDC recommendations, we have altered our summer camp model for 2020.

Campers will get a personalized virtual experience with some of the world’s most exotic creatures. From educational animal encounters, to scientific demonstrations, to backyard ecological explorations and much more, kids will leave with an appreciation for the natural world that they will build on for years to come.

See more about camp in this great video:

Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion

The Details

The programs are designed for ages 6-16. If your child is not within this range but you are interested in signing them up, please contact us for special circumstances.

Each session includes a week full of activities. Every morning, campers will have a video chat session with the camp director which is focused around creatures from the our collection, demonstrations, and conversation time. 

Families must pick up the provided supplies in-person at the museum. Each day includes a Mission, where campers and families can go out and find bugs in their natural habitats, as well as Crafts and Experiments meant to be completed at home at each family’s own pace.

Bug-U Virtual Summer Camp is the ultimate way for city kids to experience the beautiful outdoors in an educational and safe environment!

Your Child Will Learn:


– Insect Life Cycles
– Insect Anatomy
– Arachnid Anatomy


– Taxonomy
– Adaptations
– Animal Safety (poisonous & venomous animals)


– Plants & Pollination
– Monarchs & Milkweed
– Beneficial vs. Pest Insects

Your Child Will Gain:

Over the course of the week, each camper will also complete the Junior Entomologist Program and earn a free annual membership pass for the following year.

This is all in addition to the memories they will make and their developed environmental knowledge, strategic thinking, and ability to handle animals/insects safely. 


10am – 3pm

Session (A) July 27-31
Session (B) August 3-7
Session (C) August 10-14





$75 per session


*Spacing is limited and campers will be admitted on a first come first serve basis! We offer Early & Late Dropoff from 8:30am – 5:30pm

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Give Your Children A Once In A Lifetime Experience

Register today for our 2020 Summer Camps

All students will leave camp with a FREE annual membership to the Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion!

Scenes From Last Year’s Camp

Camp Registration

Registration is closed for 2020 camps. Please keep Bug-U Summer Camp in mind for 2021!

Summer Camp Refund Policy: Cancellations more than 14 days before session start date will receive refund.