Frost Entomological Museum

The Frost Entomological Museum is Penn State's space for connecting you to the extraordinary world of insects.

Visit the Frost Museum to explore insect biology, better understand their relationship with humans, and learn how people in the Department of Entomology are expanding our collective knowledge of insects and their place in this world.

Hexapod Haiku Challenge

The Frost Museum hosts the Hexapod Haiku Challenge, an annual poetry contest that focuses on arthropods.

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The Collection

The Frost Entomological Museum houses an active research collection of more than 1,000,000 arthropods representing more than 15,000 species.

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The Frost has exciting things to explore! Plan a visit to see arthropod specimens, entomological tools, historical artifacts, and more.

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Penn State Education

The Frost has resources that can aid learning across many disciplines (e.g., agriculture, biology, museum studies, data science, art, ethics, academic internships). If you are interested in educational opportunities, contact us at

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The Frost Entomological Museum is an active research institution associated with the Department of Entomology at the Pennsylvania State University's flagship campus in University Park. The Frost Museum houses more than 1,000,000 specimens and hosts a public exhibition and educational space.

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