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.

We would love for you to join us on May 14th for our grand opening, celebrating our mission. The Insect Asylum is proud to be a part of your next chapter in life and learning. 

If you are interested in the special activities we have planned for our grand opening please follow the link below to obtain tickets. We will be accepting walk-ins as well however ticketed guests have priority for activities. Also by purchasing a ticket in advance you are helping me plan for the appropriate amount of drinks, snacks and help for the day to be successful.

PS. if you buy the mysterious tickets for the grand opening you will receive special prizes! All proceeds help us to be able to bring such a unique adventure to the neighborhood.

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

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

We are so happy to open our doors to the community.  We encourage you to come learn and grow with us on our opening weekend. Here are the activities for the event.

1PM – Meet and greet with Xena & Buoh our live sloth and owl friends from Scales and Tales Traveling Zoo.

3pm Live insect demonstration by Hali Palombo (In Upper level only)

5pm Burlesque/Belly Dancing performance By India Yvee DeMinuit

6:00 Acoustic performance by Vince Filippone of Elephant Architecture



Our collection has over 10,000 vintage butterflies.



Our collection is home to over 2,000 moths


Other Insects

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