Sault Ste. Marie's Insectarium

discover the fascinating world of insects!

Come in,
we're OPEN!

Open daily
Mon - Sun. 10AM - 3:30PM

*Disclaimer, susceptible to close due to outreach events. Call 705 - 945 - 6242 before you visit


Where passion, discovery, and wonder meet to create a dynamic learning environment.


Entomica is an insect-based science centre located inside the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.  A variety of live exotic insects from around the world are displayed in beautiful living vivariums. 

During our public tours, participants will be introduced to amazing insects by our knowledgeable Bug Wranglers.  Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are unable to offer hands-on interaction as we usually do, however, up close viewing and photographs of the insects are encouraged! Availability of public tours will depend on the availability of staff or qualified volunteers so please be sure to check back here and follow us on social media to get the latest updates!

Entomica is a charitable organization. The bulk of our revenues come from our outreach programs, which are currently on hold due to the impacts of COVID-19. Donations to Entomica would be greatly appreciated to help keep our insects fed and healthy during the closure. A charitable tax-receipt will be issued for all donations. Donations can be made through our secure square site, just click the Donate Now button and you will be redirected to the site.  

Explore Entomica from the comfort of your home... 

Check out these virtual field trips and meet some of our fascinating insects!

kindly brought to you by 'Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants'

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Buggy Reviews

"Entomica is a fantastic insectarium, 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

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

Barb Francisco