Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion

8046 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia

Admission for 2, 3, or 4 Adults or Children to Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion (Up to 39% Off)

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Philadelphia’s largest arthropod collection offers interactive ehxibits and tours

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2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
2 days ago
Was expecting more bugs! Seems like the place has focused on art displays more over the years. Not only is it distracting but makes viewing the small amount of bugs they do have difficult to see! One floor was so dark you couldn’t see in the cases! Miss the way it use to be! Pretty disappointing! Staff was nice though.
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
3 days ago
The person on the third floor feeding the mantis’ was awesome! They were super knowledgeable and kind. Overall a great experience. I wish we saw more butterflies, but that was expected.
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
4 days ago
There were only a few butterflies and they were brown and not pretty. It was located in a sketchy area. The building smelled and was muggy. We were promised an armadillo but it as put away on the fourth floor. Not much to see. We were in and out in under 45 minutes. Waste of money and time.
2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 11, 2022
Incredible experience for me & my son, 100% recommended! Beautiful place to go.
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Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
May 9, 2022
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1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 3 out of 5 stars
May 7, 2022
Primarily focused on children and there are a limited number of insects but it was an interesting exhibit.
3 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 2 out of 5 stars
May 6, 2022
Very underwhelming experience. There were almost no insects on the second floor, some boxes empty, without descriptions, plastic plants, tiny plastic boxes, dim light. Everything was very outdated - I would have been very upset if I paid the regular prices they charge. The butterfly Pavillon was ok but needs also work done. This place need major update or a significant drop in admission prices.
3 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 4, 2022
Perfect for a fun, different couple of hours. Small, clean building. There are stairs, and I didn't see an elevator. The staff were all very nice and always smiling.
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About This Deal

  • 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
  • Not valid for group sales or tours

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for group sales or tours. Limit 10 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 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.