Insect Zoo Fees

The Insect Zoo charges the following fees for our programs and displays

Please fill out a request form for a precise quote. Quotes will not be given via email or phone.

Fees are per program, not per child. The same fee will be assessed if there are 30 participants or 1. 

Please note that our geographic range is limited to the state of Iowa.


NO LONGER BOOKING Two Summer 2022 options available: 

Traveling Bug Camp: NO LONGER BOOKING

($375 plus mileage) 2-hour bug camp for up to 30 participants (requires 2 volunteers from location for camper/adult ratio). Recommended for ages 2nd grade and up. 

Campers will dive deep into the world of arthropods with a breakdown of classes and insect orders. They will go on a guided bug hunt in their neighborhood, collect and identify insects and release them back into the wild. Campers will go home with a quick guide to entomology and insect identification. You can add on a 1-hour display for an additional $150 for campers and the general public. 

Bring Those Bugs Inside: NO LONGER BOOKING

($200 plus mileage) 1-hour display (No limit on participants).

Invite your whole town to check out over 100 species of living arthropods, on display in your own space! Knowledgeable Insect Zoo staff will talk about the animals on display and help you handle millipedes, beetles, walking sticks and more! Bring in your photos of bugs to be identified or even the bug itself!

Virtual Zoom program  (Hands-on) are $100 for a 1-hour program for a large group (No limit).  We can do multiple programs if you would like to split your groups into smaller groups, two or more consecutive classroom size programs are $75 for each program.(Classroom size for each program)

School programs  (Hands-on) are $100.00 per 1-hour session. (Limit of 30 participants per program)

Non-school programs (Hands-on) are $125.00 per 1-hour session. (Limit of 30 participants per program)

School Display are $200.00 per 1-hour session. (Limit of 65 participants per program)

Large Group programs are $200.00 per 1-hour session. (Unlimited participants) Only available weekends and summer.

Birthday parties are $195.00 and include a 1-hour session with bugs plus an insect themed art project and an Insect Zoo t-shirt for the birthday child.

Displays are $375.00 for the first 2 hours and $185.00 for each additional hour. (Minimum of 2 hours) Only available on evenings, weekends and all summer. 

Family visits with a reservation are $9.00 per person. Family visits are 1 hour with a limit of 7 people.

Story Time with Bugs programs are $75.00 per 30 minute program. (Limit of 15 participants per program)

Insect Themed art can be added for an additional $43.75 per 30 participants.

Mileage rate for 2022 is $.585 per mile, round-trip.