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Encounter with the infinitely small

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of insects and discover their incredible diversity at the Hexapoda Museum in Waremme. Through an impressive collection of live and naturalized insects, as well as interactive exhibits, this museum takes you on a journey of discovery of these small, often unloved creatures, yet so essential to our ecosystem. Come and explore their fascinating world, and marvel at their incredible beauty and amazing abilities.


Insectarium Jean Leclercq

One of Europe's largest insectariums

Dedicated to the discovery of insects and their incredible diversity, this museum boasts an impressive collection of live and naturalized insects, as well as interactive exhibits that give visitors a better understanding of these small animals essential to our ecosystem.

The museum’s scenography will take visitors on a discovery of the main characteristics of Hexapods: their classification, metamorphoses, adaptations, modes of communication, roles in nature, impacts on our lives, threats to their populations, etc.

Some sixty living species of insects (stick insects, cockroaches, spider beetles, mantises, bugs, crickets, crickets… as well as colonies of bees and ants) in a wide variety of shapes and colors illustrate and complement the theoretical aspects of the museum space. They will amaze young and old alike with their morphology and behavior.

Did you know?

Did you know that ants can lift objects weighing up to 50 times their own weight? That’s the equivalent of a human being lifting a car! Scientists have discovered that ants can achieve this feat thanks to their particular physical shape, which enables them to distribute their weight optimally. It’s proof of their incredible strength and resilience.

An extraordinary garden

for unusual encounters

The museum garden is a space dedicated to the discovery of insects and their natural environment. It has been designed to enable visitors to observe and understand the complex relationships that exist between insects and their habitat. The garden is made up of a set of reconstituted natural environments, such as meadows, marshes, ponds, hedgerows and woods, which are home to a wide variety of animal and plant species.

In the garden, visitors can observe numerous species of insects in the wild, such as butterflies, bees, dragonflies, beetles and grasshoppers, as well as other animals such as birds, frogs and small mammals. The garden is also equipped with information panels and educational tools that enable visitors to learn more about insects and their role in the ecosystem.

The garden is an ideal place for families with children to observe insects and thus better understand their importance in our environment.

A walk not to be missed