Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion

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Program Category: Fee Structure, Paid Program, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12, K-2, and PreKProgram Tags: conservatio, entomology, insects, and museum

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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 Name: Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion
    Organization Street Address: 8046 Frankford Ave
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19136
    Organization Phone Number: (215) 335-9500
    Short 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
    Program Phone Number: (610) 335-9500
    Which one best describes your organization?: For-profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: No


    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Earth and or Space Science
    • Environment Science
    • Zoology
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
    • Arts and Media
    • Project-Based Learning
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: No


    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Near Northeast Philadelphia
    • Far Northeast Philadelphia
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • During school
    • After school
    • Evening
    • Weekend


    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 101-500 individuals
    How 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 week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Pre-kindergarten
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    • 9th -12th grade
    • Other
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    • Other
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not know
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groups
    Can 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.:

    We tailor our tours to the group and frequently give tours to populations with cognitive and physical disabilities and limitations.


    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: Yes
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: No
    Is 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.



    Please select the applicable categories: Fee Structure, Paid Program, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12, K-2, and PreK
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