All items have been handmade, curated, sourced and processed using sustainable and ethical practices. You will find all kinds of Art, insects, bones, feathers, stones, jewelry, tans, wet specimens, taxidermy, paintings, prints, merch, pinning kits, mystery boxes, organic art supplies, found treasures, & more! All of our artists work have spent years learning and perfecting their crafts.
Do you like photoshoots, live animals & insects, activities, art projects, foraging expeditions, homeschool projects, science, art, & pure fun? So do we!
What have you been wanting to learn or do???
Whatever you’re into, chances are, we teach a class on it, or have a program that you can curate especially to your needs . We even cater to special events like weddings, brand launches, art gallery exhibits, birth and mortuary milestones, specially catered to you.
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We are happy to provide animal mortuary services to those who want to honor their animal kin in an intentional way. If you’d like to honor your pet through a mummification process, harvest your animal’s special bones or body parts, preserve them in a wet specimen, or have them mounted, the sky is the limit. Here at The Insect Asylum, we understand the gravity of losing a pet and we’re here to hold space for you and help with the process of figuring out exactly how you want your pet to be preserved. Email us, give us a call, or feel free to visit us to begin the process.
We firmly believe that the wonder of nature should be accessible to everyone!
Since the Insect Asylum was founded its owner, Nina, has done everything in her power to make her program and art affordable for everyone. The Insect Asylum is a small family owned business designed to create a sustainable lifestyle for the artist and animal educator, Nina Salem. Her studio is a place of excitement and enlightenment as her goal is to inspire people to love and respect her planet. Her work is an outlet for her to share all of her beautiful talents to the world.