Insect Collections, Zoos, Museums, and Butterfly Gardens in North America

ESA offers the following listing of insect collections, zoos, museums, and butterfly gardens in North America. Many of these institutions offer complementary educational programs and/or materials; please inquire with the individual institutions. The institutions are listed in two columns, in alphabetical order according to state. 

Please select from the following to view the institutions in that state: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, DC, Canada.

 

Alabama 

Cook's Natural Science Museum, Decatur

Alabama Museum of Natural History, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

Arthropod Museum, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

California

The Insect Zoo, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles

San Diego Wild Animal Park, Escondido

Insect Zoo, San Francisco Zoo, San Francisco

Essig Museum of Entomology, University of California, Berkeley

Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis

Colorado

Delaware

Ashland Nature Center Butterfly House, Delaware Nature Society, Hockessin

Florida

Georgia

Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain

University of Georgia Insect Zoo, Athens

Illinois

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Audubon Insectarium, Audubon Nature Institute, New Orleans

Michigan

Michigan State University Bug House, East Lansing

Albert J. Cook Arthropod Research Collection, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Mini-beast Zooseum & Education Center, Young Entomologists’ Society, East Lansing

Minnesota

Missouri

Butterfly House, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Chesterfield

Monsanto Insectarium, St. Louis Zoo

Nebraska

Butterfly Pavillion, Folsom Children’s Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Lincoln

Systematics Research Collections in Entomology, Natural History Museum, University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln

North Carolina

Magic Wings Butterfly House, North Carolina Museum of Life & Science, Durham

Ohio

World of The Insect, Cincinnati Zoo

The Rainforest, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Museum of Science, Toledo Zoo

Oregon

Insect Zoo, Oregon Zoo, Portland

Pennsylvania

Frost Entomological Museum, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Texas

Cockrell Butterfly Center & Insect Zoo, Houston Museum of Natural Science

Entomology Collection, Dallas Museum of Natural History

Virginia

The Bug Box, Fredericksburg

Washington, DC

Invertebrate Exhibit & Pollinarium, National Zoo

Canada

Invertebrate Zoology, Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton, Alberta

Insectarium de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec

Victoria Butterfly Gardens, Brentwood Bay, British Columbia

Spencer Entomological Collection, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

J.B. Wallis Museum of Entomology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba  

University of Guelph Insect Collection, Guelph, Ontario

Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes, Ottawa, Ontario

Lyman Entomological Museum, McGill University, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec

Zoology Collection, Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Inclusion of a facility does not imply an endorsement by the Entomological Society of America. Nor does it imply criticism of others not listed. Corrections and additions are welcome; please send to sro@entsoc.org.

Last updated

February 26, 2010