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. 

We are now booking stays at our incredible Air B&B:

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

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

Saturday December 10th, 1-2pm

Sunday November 20th, 7-8pm

Friday November 25th, 5:30-6:30pm

Saturday November 26th, 4-5pm

Sunday November 27th, 7-8pm

Thursday December 1st, 5-6pm

Saturday December 3rd, 5-6pm

Saturday December 3rd, 7-8pm

Sunday December 4th, 3-4pm

Wednesday December 7th, 5-6pm

Thursday December 8th, 6-7pm

Friday December 9th, 6-7pm

Thursday December 15th, 6-7pm

Friday December 16th, 4-5pm

Saturday December 17th, 12-1pm

Sunday December 18th, 3:30-4:30pm

Thursday December 22nd, 6-7pm

Friday December 30th, 7-8pm

Saturday December 31st, 7-8pm

WEEKLY EVENTS!!!

Thursday, November 17th and 24th

10:30-11:30am

Thinking Thursday- Kids Event!

During this event, we will answer thinking questions about nature and the world around us! Each week will have a different theme! We will also do hands on activities that are perfect for all ages! Bring your kiddos to enjoy this awesome learning activity that includes admission to the museum as well!

Friday, November 18th and 25th 10:30-3pm

Sensory Friendly Friday

During the hours of 10:30am and 3pm on Friday afternoons there will be no music, no flashing or distracting lights and we will have limited entry of 10 guests or 1 collective group. Activities will be available for those who choose to participate and change daily.

The exhibit has a lot of touch friendly items, we are a safe space for anyone. This is a stim friendly environment so if you require extra comforts please feel free to be yourself here.

call 312-961-7219 if you require any additional accommodations or would like to block out a time for a group, the main floor is handicap friendly.

Please use the promo code SENSORYKIDS to purchase your kids tickets at 50%off.

Friday, November 18th and 25th 3:30-4:30pm

Flying Friday Kids Event

Each week we will discuss a different flying friend, whether it be animal or insect! We will be hosting activities related to the flying friend of choice and learn LOTS of facts about them! Help your little one learn about nature and the world we live in with this event! General admission to the museum is included in your ticket purchase so spend time browsing all we have to offer here at The Insect Asylum!

Sunday, November 20th and 27th 1-2pm

Sensory Seeking Sunday

Every week we will be introducing a few new sensory seeking activities! Bring your family and come play with our sensory bins, make slime with us, find toy insects hidden amongst ooey gooey mixtures, and SO much more! Every week will be different and fun! Museum admission is included in the price of tickets, so please take time to explore our museum and shop while you’re here!


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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, flies, ants, bees, wasps, dragonflies… the list goes on!