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Home to many rare and exotic arthropods from all over the world, the Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion is an experience unlike any other in Greater Philadelphia.
Our interactive exhibits, hands-on learning, and high-tech displays offer a fascinating look into the world of insects. Our exhibits offer learning opportunities for visitors of all ages.
Earlier this year, we debuted a 7,000 sq. foot butterfly pavilion. The pavilion, a permanent ecosphere featuring hundreds of live tropical and native butterflies, is one of the largest of its kind in North America.
In addition to offering regular programming for children such as our Junior Entomology Program, we also host after hours events geared towards adults.
ORGANIZATION/PROGRAMOrganization Name: Insectarium and Butterfly PavilionOrganization Street Address: 8046 Frankford AveOrganization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19136Organization Phone Number: (215) 335-9500Short Description of Organization:
Learn about the most successful group of animals in the world…insects!
Enjoy two floors of exciting and educational exhibits filled with an amazing assortment of arthropods, including tarantulas, scorpions, and praying mantises!
Get up close and personal with butterflies in our year-round Butterfly Pavilion!
Our museum is home to a striking and immersive tropical ecosphere filled with hundreds of native and tropical butterflies fluttering around guests. This grand space is sure to surprise and inspire!Program Street Address: 8046 Frankford Ave
19136Program Phone Number: (610) 335-9500Which one best describes your organization?: For-profitWhich one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: NoAccepting Mentors: No
CONTENTIs STEM the "core" of your program?: YesWhich type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
- Earth and or Space Science
- Environment Science
Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: No
- Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
- Arts and Media
- Project-Based Learning
LOCATION AND SHARINGWhere is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
- Near Northeast Philadelphia
- Far Northeast Philadelphia
- During school
- After school
PARTICIPANTSHow many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 101-500 individualsHow many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 5 and 10 hours per weekWhich ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
- Kindergarten - 2nd grade
- 3rd - 6th grade
- 7th - 8th grade
- 9th -12th grade
Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
- Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not knowWho can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groupsCan your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:
- Native American
- Middle Eastern
We tailor our tours to the group and frequently give tours to populations with cognitive and physical disabilities and limitations.
FEE/FEE STRUCTUREDo participants need to pay for your STEM program?: YesIf participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: NoIs transportation to and from your program provided?:
- No students walk to our program.
- No students must provide their own transportation.
- No we travel to sites and students.