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A Non-Profit Vintage Taxidermy & Insect Museum

We Received a Grant!

We're thrilled to announce our initiative to create a rooftop garden at The Insect Asylum, providing much-needed green space to support our educational and conservation efforts. This project, in collaboration with AGA and FPL, will host our native insect program, garden initiatives, and outdoor educational events. Undertaking this endeavor involves considerable effort, requiring both funds and ingenuity to redesign our space. The grant we secured operates on a reimbursement basis, necessitating self-funding with the city of Chicago reimbursing us upon project completion. To bring this vision to life, we seek your support through monetary contributions, material donations, and volunteer assistance. Together, let's cultivate a greener, more vibrant community space. Your assistance will make a significant impact on our journey towards creating a thriving rooftop oasis.

Education at the Asylum

The Insect Asylum is committed to providing a unique and immersive educational experience that fosters an appreciation for animals and the natural world. As an institution that values art, we believe that taxidermy and entomology are important practices. By combining education and art, we aim to inspire curiosity and respect for nature in everyone.

Services and Events

We are available for event rentals, educational experiences, commissions, mortuary art services, partnerships, art opportunities and much more. As a non-profit museum, all of our proceeds go towards supporting our mission to educate and inspire our visitors and community. 

Upcoming Events

July Events 

 

Community Day 1/2 Off Admission

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 3:00 PM CDT

Cicada Pinning Workshop

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 4:00 PM CDT

Sensory Friendly Friday

Friday, July 12, 2024 at 11:00 AM CDT

Butterfly Pinning Workshop

Friday, July 12, 2024 at 4:00 PM CDT

Beetle Pinning Workshop

Friday, July 12, 2024 at 6:00 PM CDT

Cicada Pinning Workshop

Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 3:30 PM CDT
 

Plaster Cicada Paint & Sip Art Night! BYOB @ The Insect Asylum

Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 5:30 PM CDT

Sensory Seeking Sunday

Sunday, July 14, 2024 at 1:30 PM CDT

Interactive Animal Yoga ft. Opal the Baby Opossum

Sunday, July 14, 2024 at 1:30 PM CDT

Zombie Cicada Pinning Workshop

Sunday, July 14, 2024 at 3:00 PM CDT
 

Interactive Animal Yoga ft. Opal the Baby Opossum

Sunday, July 14, 2024 at 6:00 PM CDT

Mesmerizing Movements: Contact Juggling Workshop

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 3:00 PM CDT

Cat Jam Chicago at The Insect Asylum!

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 7:00 PM CDT

Sensory Friendly Friday

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 11:00 AM CDT

Night Mothing! Wildlife Preserve Insect Observation

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 7:00 PM CDT

Sensory Seeking Sunday

Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 1:30 PM CDT

Buck Full Moon Intention Vial Workshop

Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 3:00 PM CDT

Cat Jam Chicago at The Insect Asylum!

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 7:00 PM CDT

Tie Dye Workshop at TIA

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 6:00 PM CDT

Sensory Friendly Friday

Friday, July 26, 2024 at 11:00 AM CDT

Owl Pellet Dissection / Jewelry Making Workshop

Friday, July 26, 2024 at 5:30 PM CDT

Sensory Seeking Sunday

Sunday, July 28, 2024 at 1:30 PM CDT

Butterfly Pinning Workshop

Sunday, July 28, 2024 at 3:30 PM CDT

Beetle Pinning Workshop

Sunday, July 28, 2024 at 5:00 PM CDT

Cat Jam Chicago at The Insect Asylum!

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 7:00 PM CDT

Community Day 1/2 Off Admission

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 3:00 PM CDT

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