Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours

Tuesday – Sunday 10AM – 5PM

Store Hours

Tuesday – Sunday 10AM – 5PM

We are closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion

8046 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19136

Free street parking is available on Welsh Road, Craig Street and Rhawn Street.

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Purchase Tickets

Plan ahead and purchase tickets now! We’ve got a lot going on at the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion to make sure that you can experience the museum in new and exciting ways. Learn more about each of our ticket options and select the one that’s right for you.

General Admission

Spiders, butterflies and scorpions, oh my! We have a 7,000 square foot butterfly pavilion and a museum filled with amazing species from all over the world and so much more. A General Admission ticket gets you access to all of the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion’s exhibits and butterfly pavilion. Don’t forget to visit our gift shop!

Philadelphia Butterfly Garden Child Admission
Child Admission 3-13
$15.00 Add to cart
Philadelphia Insectarium Adult Admission
General Admission – Adult
$20.00 Add to cart
Butterfly Love Festival
Infant/Toddler 0-2
$0.00 Add to cart
Special *Must Show ID
$15.00 Add to cart

Annual Pass

We know that once isn’t enough! We’re always bringing in new creatures and animals as well as hosting fun and exciting events, so that there’s something for everyone at any time. Our annual membership includes unlimited visits, free admission to special events, 20% off guest admission and 10% off gift shop merchandise.

Adult Annual Pass
Annual Pass – Adult 14+
$45.00 Add to cart
Philly Butterfly Festival
Annual Pass – Child 3-13
$35.00 Add to cart
Annual Pass – Family 2 Adults & 4 Children
$150.00 Add to cart
Sale!Insect AR App
Annual Pass – Special *Must show ID
$17.50 Add to cart

Group Tickets

Bees have a colony. Butterflies have a kaleidoscope. You have your tribe. Bring your crew and our animal care staff will lead a 2 hour guided tour of the Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion. We have discounted rates starting at $20 per person for groups of 15 or more. We also offer discounted group rates, as well as an option for curriculum-based content in conjunction with the Next Generation Science Standards. For more information about our school tours, click here.

2 Hour Guided Tour

*1-14 Guests


2 Hour Guided Tour

*15 Or More Guests

$20.00 Per Person

*Includes one free chaperone per fifteen paying students

Our Upcoming Events

There’s a lot going on at the Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion and we are constantly updating our schedule of events to make sure there’s something for everyone. Check out our upcoming events here for more details.

Beer Garden Event


Beer Garden Event At The Philadelphia Butterfly Pavilion and Insectarium 

Another Thirsty Caterpillar Event! Come join us for beer, butterflies, and bugs. It’s an after hours extravaganza where you can explore and experience the museum like never before. 

August 19th from 7pm – 10pm

  • Raffle
  • Butterfly Release
  • Roving Activities
  • Games
  • Surprise events!

Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door. 

Private Events

The Butterfly Pavilion offers the perfect venue to host a private event that meets your specific needs. We have celebrated birthdays and weddings, hosted corporate retreats and provided a stage for live performances. We can transform our space to bring your vision to life!

Wedding, Corporate Event, Other

Contact us today at
[email protected]