Insects possess an outstanding ability to create a spark of curiosity that will lead to a passion for lifelong learning and discovery. Entomica showcases insects to our visitors and uses their fantastic forms and diversity to provide inspiring and educational experiences. Our focus is on personal interaction. Our immersive exhibits go beyond static displays to create unique hands-on experiences for visitors of every age and background.

 

Knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff tailor interactions with our living insect collections to the comfort level of each visitor to create a unique, individual experience. With this combination of fully interactive displays and personal interaction we have created a physical and intellectual space where curiosity for insects and the biological world can be nurtured and thrive.

 

Entomica draws upon the strengths of the surrounding communities to catalyze partnerships that promote community engagement with scientific endeavors and conservation efforts in the region. Entomica is an entity where passion, discovery, and wonder meet to create a dynamic learning environment.

Entomica is a fantastic insectarium and the staff are extremely knowledgeable and fun. I feel that the experience is invaluable to the students and I plan on bringing my school groups back every year.

Elisa Muto

Sault College, Professor of Environment and Design

The staff were friendly, patient, and awesome with the kids. It was an excellent experience and I will definitely recommend Buggy Birthday's to others!

Barb Francisco

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Public tours of the insectarium are offered during our public operating hours at Mill Market (35 Canal Drive). Our hours vary by season so please check the bottom of the page for the latest details. Tours cost only $3 per person and run every 30 minutes, on the hour and half hour, with the last tour starts 30 minutes before we close. Participants are able to touch and hold the majority of our exotic insects!

Year Passes

Entomica now offers individual AND family year passes for that bug lover in your life! For only $40 you have unlimited tours for a year from date of purchase. As an added bonus, Entomica's year pass can be used for general admission into Science North as well as 29 other participating CASC Science Centres across Canada. Click the link below for more information!

Tickets

Tickets for public tours can now be purchased ahead of time in strips of seven for $20; an ideal gift for the frequent tour-goer!

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Public Tours

Private Tours

Looking for a class trip that's both fun and educational? Entomica offers curriculum-based programs for grades JK through 12. Programs are 90 minutes in length and provide a private tour of the insectarium as well as an age-specific classroom component tailored to the group. Bookings are available at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the school year, and we can accommodate up to 50 students per session.
 
Cost is $7+HST per student with a minimum spend of $70+HST; teachers and a limited number of supervisors are free of charge.
 
Entomica also offers events for user groups who want the benefits of a private experience but don’t fit into our other categories. Whether you are part of a charity, a health organization, post-secondary institution, or another group, we are committed to working with you to
create the event that you want!

Birthday Parties

If you’re interested in having a buggy good time then the Entomica birthday party is for you! For two hours from 4 pm to 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, the birthday party includes a private tour of the bug zoo, activities and games, and use of the market space for cake and presents. We have several Birthday Packages to choose from to make your child’s birthday perfect. Please click the link below to view our party packages.

Outreach

Are you looking to add a unique activity to a meeting or event you are hosting (e.g. Christmas Party)? Perhaps your group is unable to come to our location. The perfect solution is to have Entomica come to you!
 
We are the first insectarium in Canada that has been federally approved to move our exotic insects outside of our secure location. As such, we are able to bring a piece of Entomica to you and can deliver an interactive, hands-on program at your location.

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