Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion

8046 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia

Admission for Two or Four Adults or Children to Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion (Up to 52% Off)

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Philadelphia’s largest arthropod collection offers interactive ehxibits and tours

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Rating of 3 out of 5 stars
November 21, 2022
The Insectarium participated in the Thanksgiving Parade locally and was supposed to get back by 3pm with a 5pm closing time. That would have worked, but unfortunately it did not open until 3:45, giving us only a little over an hour to see it. But, in spite of the fact that there weren't a large number of butterflies, we still had a good time thanks to the really nice and helpful staff who brought out the tarantulas and scorpions for us to hold and shared information about these creatures and other bugs and insects. Then, we learned that they are trying a new marketing approach. Every first Saturday, it's Pay What You Wish which, even though we live a fair distance, will take us back to this unusual way to spend a Saturday. My granddaughter LOVED the play area on the second floor as well and is still reminding us that we need to go back to the Insectarium.
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Rating of 2 out of 5 stars
November 14, 2022
They changed thier on site parking in order to accommodate a repeater antenna for wireless 5G service . When I went in the supervisor was not connected in our conversation and it was frustrating and then the power went out and we were evacuated. This was not a good visit.
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Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
October 30, 2022
Not as good as before - the entire first floor was missing exhibits that were there before. It was worth it with the Groupon deal, but I would've been disappointed to pay full price.
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Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
October 29, 2022
waste of money and time. this place is old and dusty. i cant believe people actually pay full price for this place. even the groupon deal wasn't worth it.
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 22, 2022
We always have an amazing time at the insectarium! Love the interactive second floor, complete with the climbing and play activities.
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  • What's included: general admission.

  • Exhibits:

    • Butterfly Pavilion: Guests can get lost in the 7,000 square foot of tropical ecosphere, filled with live butterflies, tropical plants, a fish pond, and waterfalls.
    • Chrysalis Chamber: Here visitors can witness the miraculous transformation from chrysalis to butterfly on the other side of the glass, mere inches away.
  • Free admission for children under 2.

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About Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?

We are proud to be Philadelphia's newest science museum and to showcase one of the most diverse living arthropod collections in the United States. With two floors of new museum exhibits, a 7,000 square foot tropical butterfly pavilion, and educational programming, we offer a unique and interactive experience for all to enjoy.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business?

This museum was started to teach people about fascinating creatures they might otherwise overlook. We are fully committed to educating the public about the environmental importance of arthropods. Our community events, classes, and free programs help us to teach individuals about the ecology of the most important group of animals in the world: insects!

What do you love most about your job?

It's nice to work in a place where people come in happy and leave happier. Often visitors are taking a family trip, a school trip, or a break from work. People here are in a good mood and excited to see things they have never seen before. It's the next best thing to sitting in the international arrivals gate at the airport and watching people's reactions to being reunited with loved ones.

What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?

People say "thank you" a lot as they leave. It makes all of us here very happy to know that the hard work we put in does not go unnoticed. We also get a fair number of kids who start crying when it's time to leave the butterfly pavilion. I don't like seeing kids cry but it's nice to know they liked it that much.