Greetings neighbors and visitors! The Insect Asylum is a safe and welcoming space for people of all walks of life to explore natural history in all of its splendor. Whether by appointment or just walking in. We are excited to provide a safe and sensory sensitive space for our neighbors to use their eyes, hands and hearts to fall in love with the wonders of our world. The Insect Asylum is proud to be a part of your next chapter in life and learning. 

Click here for the link to get your tickets to our events

Our new location is at 2870 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago IL, 60618

Thursday, June 30th,   7-10 pm 

Join us for an experience like no other . . .  a night of creatures, creativity, and cocktails! Tickets to this event include access to The Insect Asylum–a vintage taxidermy museum, and a guaranteed spot (with all art materials provided) for the live creature paint and sip event! And of course, bring your own beverage to sip on! 

Tickets are $40 presale and $45 at the door. Only 15 spots available so RSVP soon!

This month we will be painting live snakes from Lucca’s Biohub.

Creatures, Creativity, and Cocktails with Buho the Barn Owl!

Saturday, July 9th  7-10 pm

 

Join us for an experience like no other . . .  a night of creatures, creativity, and cocktails! Tickets to this event include access to The Insect Asylum–a vintage taxidermy museum, and a guaranteed spot (with all art materials provided) for the live creature paint and sip event! And of course, bring your own beverage to sip on! Tickets are $45 presale and $50 at the door. Only 15 spots available so RSVP soon!

This month we will be painting Buho, a live European barn owl from Scales and Tales Traveling Zoo.

Saturday, July 16th  1-7pm

Join us for our first monthly Animal Crossing event! We have lots of fun activities planned, our main activity being a bug scavenger hunt! Come on down and find all the monthly insects that are in the game, in real life! Be sure to bring your switch so you can play and connect with new friends! We will have an amiibo card trading table set up, Animal Crossing art for sale, along with fun mystery prizes for the scavenger hunt! While you’re here make sure you do not miss out on finding fossils in our worm dig! Costumes are welcomed but not required, we will all have a great time! Snacks will be provided! 


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Butterflies

Our collection has over 10,000 vintage butterflies.


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Moths

Our collection is home to over 2,000 moths


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Other Insects

We also have thousands of Beetles, arachnids, mantids, flys, ants, bees, wasps, dragonflies… the list goes on!