Insectarium (Philadelphia)

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Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion mural, painted by Molly Metz and MK Rix
Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion, Botanical Garden construction, January 2017

The Insectarium is a museum about insects located in the Northeast part of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The museum opened in 1992 and features displays of many types of live insects, mounted specimens, exhibits and hands-on activities. Examples of the live insects (and other arthropods) include honeybees, tarantulas, cockroaches, scorpions, spiders, praying mantis, millipedes, beetles, water bugs, ants, and crickets. In 2017 the museum expanded and opened a 7,000-square-foot greenhouse for a year-round butterfly pavilion.[1]


  1. ^ "A bug's life". Northeast Times. October 18, 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

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Coordinates: 40°02′32″N 75°01′35″W / 40.0423°N 75.0263°W / 40.0423; -75.0263