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Our Mission is to inspire and connect visitors of all ages to science and nature through our programs, events and interactive experiences. We promote tourism, education appreciation, conservation and preservation of biodiversity.


We believe that insects along with many other species of animal, possess an outstanding ability to create a spark of curiosity that will lead to a passion of lifelong learning and discovery. Entomica showcases insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles and even birds to our visitors and uses their fantastic forms and diversity to provide inspiring and educational experiences. Our focus is on personal interaction, and hands on experience for deeper learning.

Entomica is dedicated to learning with nature, culture, and authenticity.

Entomica is a not-for-profit insect focused science centre and Natural History Museum, located in the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. We exhibit a variety of exotic insects, amphibians, reptiles and birds from all over the world. Our mission is to inspire and connect visitors of all ages with science and nature through interactive experiences and hands on learning.

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 our unique insects out into the community and deliver our interactive, hands-on program at schools, retirement residences, community events, fundraisers and more!


Entomica's unique outreach program has been recognized by the Canadian Association of Science Centre's and by Tourism Sault Ste. Marie for its innovative contributions to cultural and natural heritage. 


2023 Community Builders Awards "Commitment and Leadership in Education"

2022 Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Awards• "Community Investment Award"

2022 Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Awards• "Non-profit Business of the Year Award"

2019 Tourism Sault Ste. Marie Award•"Tourism Ambassador of the Year"

2016 Cascade Award CASC "Best Program for a Small Institution" for "Science for Seniors"

2016 Cascade Award CASC "Making a Difference in Canada Award"

2016 SSM Innovation Centre Awards • "Social Entrepreneurship of the Year"


Entomica would like to recognize the invaluable contributions of the following organizations


Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

City of Sault Ste. Marie

Government of Ontario

Riversedge Developments

Mill Market SSM

Natural Resources Canada

Canadian Association of Science Centers


SSM Innovation Center


Sault College

Algoma University

Science North

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