Let's Talk About Insects
Places to Go See Insects

The Field Museum, Chicago

The Field Museum's Division of Insects houses worldwide collections of Arthropoda that rank fifth in overall size among North American collections. At present, the collection includes approximately 3.9 million pinned insects and 6.4 million other specimens.

Visit the field museum at www.fieldmuseum.org


Monsanto Insectarium, St. Louis Zoo

Among the largest live-insect zoos in the country, it has more than 100 species of invertibrates in 20 exhibit areas, including a butterfly wing and a Missouri meadow.

Visit the Monsanto Insectarium at www.stlzoo.org


Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago

If you like butterflies, this is the place. The Judy Istock Butterfly Haven includes a 28 foot tall greenhouse affluter with butterflies from around the world. Experience butterflies from seven countries.

Visit the Butterfly Haven at www.chias.org/museum/


World of the Insect, Cincinnati Zoo

A maze of 66 displays harbors millions of bugs at the nation's second-oldest permanent exhibit of its kind. Among the more unusual inhabitants: inch-long bullet ants regarded for their ferocity and a foot-long giant centipede.

Visit the World of the Insect at www.cincyzoo.org


The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

A wonderful children's museum where exhibits change regularly. Many exhibits on science and nature. Visit their website to see what their current exhibits are.

Visit the Children's Museum at www.childrensmuseum.org


Brookfield Zoo - Hamill Family Play Zoo, Chicago

The Play Zoo offers children the opportunity to touch and discover insects. The primary goal is to foster feelings of love and caring toward nature.

Visit the Play Zoo at www.brookfieldzoo.org


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