Definitions

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  • n. A type of live insect zoo, or a museum or exhibit of live insects and similar arthropods.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place in which a collection of living insects is kept; an entomological vivarium; also, the collection itself.

Etymologies

insect +‎ -arium (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I couldn't/wouldn't eat any of them, but I can totally see our zoo making the NMR cake a couple years ago when they unveiled that exhibit in our children's zoo, or the third cake when unveiling the insectarium.

    Creepy Crawly Cakes

  • We walk over to the insectarium where my son devours a larvae lollipop in the gift shop and grosses out my daughter.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • Benziger has been attracting buzz for its organic, biodynamic winemaking, and our tractor-pulled wagon takes tourists from England, Italy, Colombia and Texas to view gardens that refresh the soil, and an insectarium home to bugs that naturally curb any vine-eating pests, leaving the vineyard to operate chemical-free.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Today it is the largest insectarium in North America and among the largest in the world, attracting more than 350,000 visitors each year.

    BBC - Ouch

  • Meanwhile, over at The BugWorld Experience on the Albert Dock, Leafcutter Ants have been parading with England flags up and down their insectarium.

    icLiverpool

  • A colony was established in the insectarium at the

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • This financial assistance has been used to establish an insectarium, inaugurated today, in the

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • The park also has a phenomenal outdoor hummingbird park (50 species live in Costa Rica), a restaurant and an insectarium featuring Whitten's collection, called Jewels of Costa Rica.

    News from www.pantagraph.com

  • Audubon Nature Institute 's zoo, park, aquarium, or insectarium.

    PEA Soup

  • insectarium.com in northeast Philadelphia offers a chance for visitors to confront their entomophobias.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

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  • “Opened just half a year ago, the Insectarium is the largest museum in the nation devoted solely to insects and their arthropod relations.�?

    The New York Times, A Large-Size Focus on Life Lived Small, by Natalie Angier, January 5, 2009

    January 7, 2009