Located in the Magic Wings Butterfly House, the Bayer Insectarium features a large collection of exotic insects from around the globe, making it a great explore to entomological diversity. Interactive exhibits give you an up-close and personal view into the lives of members of the largest groups of animals on the planet—invertebrates!
Meet Some of Our Invertebrates
Goliath birdeater tarantula
Insects need enrichment, too.
But what does that look like? Insects at the Museum benefit from near natural habitats that provide all their needs and wants—food, water, plants, hiding spots, and lighting that mimics natural day and night. They don’t need the same kind of stimulation as other, vertebrate animals in captivity, but daily ‘disturbance’—or, interacting with them—can be important. In the Insectarium, this means every tank is opened every day—to replace food and water, but also, in some cases, to allow our insect ambassadors to meet the public.