Summer Camps


Kids Bug-U Summer Camp 2019

An Affordable Experience Your Child Will Never Forget

Your kids will remember the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion’s Summer Camp 2019 for the rest of their lives.

Campers will get an up close and personal experience with some of the world’s most exotic creatures. From releasing and feeding tropical butterflies, to building tarantula homes, to playing eco-games, and much 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.

Our campers will be able to avoid the summer slump by exploring nature and building memories with friends! We offer an early drop-off (8:30am) and late pick-up (5:30pm) to make it more accessible for parents.

This is the perfect way for students to interact with all sorts of animals and bugs, while learning how to handle them safely. It’s the ultimate way for city kids to experience the beautiful outdoors in an educational and safe environment. 

Camp activities will be held at the museum, at Pennypack Park, and at Pennypack on the Delaware.

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 pass for the following year.

Campers will also get their choice of one of these three cool bug ties!

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. 

Bug Tie 2 - web


10am – 3pm

Session (A)phids July 15-19
Session (B)utterflies July 22-26
Session (C)rickets July 29-Aug. 2
Session (D)ragonflies August 5-9
Session (E)arwigs August 12-16



$300 per session

$35 extra for early drop-off (8:30am) and/or late pick-up (5:30pm)


*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 2019 Summer Camps

All students will have the opportunity to see behind-the-scenes at the Insectarium, explore a nearby river collecting bugs, and will leave camp with FREE one-year student pass!

Scenes From Last Year’s Camp

Camp Registration

Fill out this form to register for the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion Summer Camps.