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Cultural Entomology

What is cultural entomology? Cultural entomology studies the connection and influence insects have with humanity: art, food ,medicine, politics, religion, commerce, science, music, film, literature and other aspects of human society. In almost every culture, past and present, insects have shaped the psychology and daily pragmatic life of humans.  We have a dedicated section highlighting…
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Ottawa Bug Collecting

For most of us the fascination with our friends in the insect world starts early. For some it lasts our entire life. As with any form of insect collecting some choose to catch and release while others decide to collect specimens to keep. Whatever your choice remember to respect the species by limiting your catch.…
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Upcoming Events

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Ottawa Insectarium Grand Opening

We are weeks away from our grand opening! We invite you to join us at our Grand Opening scheduled for later this month! Come visit and see our wonderful insects from around the world. There will be activities, interactions with our featured insects as well as a butterfly release at 2 pm this coming Saturday…
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