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The Insect Asylum

  • Museums
  • Avondale
A bright room containing taxidermy and pinned butterfly specimens
Photograph: Courtesy of The Insect Asylum

Time Out says

Visitors can see preserved insects dating back to 1910 at this fascinating museum and educational center, which boasts a collection of more than 2,500 taxidermy and insect specimens collected by founder Nina Salem. Come by during regular hours to look around and shop a small store stocked with taxidermy, bones and art, or book a class on topics ranging from butterfly pinning and owl pellet dissection to wild foraging. FYI: The museum also offers sensory-friendly hours on Fridays.


2870 N Milwaukee Ave
Opening hours:
Wed 3-8pm, Thur 10:30am-7pm, Fri 10:30am-9pm, Sat 10:30am-7pm, Sun 1-6pm
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