Today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bayer Insectarium

Indoor Exhibit
Opens at 10:00 am
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Located in the Magic Wings Butterfly House, the Bayer Insectarium features a rare assortment of exotic insects from around the globe, making it one of the top destinations in the Southeast to admire entomological life cycles. 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!

close up photo of a Giant Orb Weaver Spider.

Giant orb weaver spider

Look up as Giant Orb Weavers (Nephila) are suspended overhead in this open-air exhibit. Since Orb Weavers can get everything they need, including food and water, from their webs, they rarely leave their exhibit environment - despite a lack of glass!

This photo is of a machine that shows you in depth what a catipillar looks like while it eats

Caterpillar Munch Cam

Watch and listen to our live caterpillar “munch cam,” an interactive video camera that you control for a close-up view of a caterpillar eating!

A Trained Animal Keeper holds a Leaf Insect in their hands while showing the insect to two young boys at the Insectarium.

Meet an Insect Keeper

Join our entomologists for a one-of-a-kind animal feeding. Watch large spiders, poison-dart frogs, and other predators devour a meal of their favorite prey. View daily schedule.

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