Summer Camps

An Educational Experience Your Child Will Never Forget

Your kids will remember the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion’s Summer Camp 2022 for the rest of their lives!

Campers will experience 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.

Camp hours are 10am-3pm daily. 
There is an 8:30 am early drop off. 

See more about camp in this great video:

Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion

The Details

Get your summer on at Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion’s BUG U Summer Camp! This unique camping adventure immerses children ages 7-11 in the world of science and ecology through exploration of the museum and natural world. Bug U camp offers four distinctive weeks of camping experiences that will engage campers in ecology and the life sciences through nature hikes, scientific experiments, and the arts. Campers will interact with live insects and exotic animals well learning what it is like to be a zookeeper. 

Four distinct weeks of Bug U Summer Camp are available beginning the week of July 11th through the week of August 5th, 2022.  Campers will meet at the Insectarium, Monday thru Friday from 10am-3pm daily. Discounts are available for campers who sign up for multiple weeks in advance and for families that would like to enroll more than one child. 

Your Child Will Learn:


– Insect Life Cycles
– Insect Anatomy
– Arachnid Anatomy


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

Summer camp Philadelphia Butterfly Pavilion

– 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. 

Scenes From Last Year’s Camp

Camp Registration

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