Philadelphia’s largest arthropod collection offers interactive ehxibits and tours
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7 ratings4 reviews
Great place for family fun! Super staff.
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1 ratings1 reviews
Took the little there over the weekend, happy to say the entire family had a blast. The staff was super friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We got to hold, tarantulas, snakes, hissing cockroaches and of course the butterflies. We will definitely make a return trip!
14 ratings6 reviews
I didn't want to leave..
2 ratings2 reviews
Staff are friendly and engaging. We spent about an hour and a half or two hours there. Kids are excited about going back.
8 ratings4 reviews
Great experience! Second floor under construction.
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11 ratings9 reviews
Great place, staff very knowledgeable and friendly
5 ratings4 reviews
My nephew and I had a blast! The butterfly pavilion was spacious with a variety of butterflies roaming. The insectarium and reptile exhibit was great as well.
What You'll Get
- What’s included: general admission.
- 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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for group sales/tours. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
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.
Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion
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