Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Insectarium

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Steve's Bug Off Exterminating Co.

Address:
8046 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA
Directions:
Northeast edge of the city. I-95 exit 32. Take Academy Rd west a half-mile, then turn left (south) onto Frankford Ave./US 13 for a little over a mile. The Insectarium is on the southbound side, between Welsh Rd and Rhawn St. Look for the yellow Steve's Bug Off Exterminating Co. sign.
Hours:
M-Sa 10 am - 4 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
215-335-9500
RA Rates:
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Hissing cockroach at the Insectarium.

Insectarium
Pet a hissing cockroach and skeeve at a demonstration kitchen, sealed in plexiglass, that's been deliberately infested with roaches. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

Insectarium

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Model Cockroach Kitchen
Insectarium: The centerpiece of this insect education museum is a kitchen filled with live cockroaches. Watch Video.

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Tarantula!

Insectarium

At first I thought I was in the wrong place because it has an insect extermination sign by the front entrance! I'm glad I still went in to check it out anyway. I enjoyed my trip here. The staff are very informative and super helpful. I got to hold a gecko and a tarantula, which was pretty cool! Right now they are renovating the exhibits, but it's still a pretty cute place if you like insects, arachnids, reptiles, and other critters.

[Sam P., 06/06/2016]
Insectarium

You may want to add the insect museum in Philadelphia, which features a large number of both live and dead insects and spiders. It is housed in a former firehouse; on the first floor is the exterminating business and the second floor is the insect museum. (The museum is owned and operated by the exterminating business). It's a great place. Phone number is 215 338-3000. Address: 8046 Frankford Avenue.

[Joel Chaiken, 12/12/1998]

Created by the Bug Off Exterminating Company, the Insectarium opened in 1992 and offers 6,500 square feet of fun, including a kitchen and bathroom filled with roaches, a tank of glow-in-the-dark scorpions, Mexican Red Leg tarantulas, Goliath beetles, Thorny Devils, Human Face Stink Bugs, and all manner of insectoid horrors.

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