Meet the biggest, fastest and most impressive insects!
Included in the Goldring Hall of Fame are the biggest, fastest and most impressive bugs on the planet—showcased in one of the most architecturally significant rooms in the historic U.S. Custom House. Check out the arched brick ceiling, carefully preserved and incorporated into the gallery.
This gallery houses one of the most prized jewels in its insect collection: a pair of rare Queen Alexandra's birdwings, the world’s largest butterflies. The 100-year-old butterfly specimens—a male and a female—have been on display at the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium since the museum opened on June 13, 2008. This is a spectacular butterfly species because the female is massive in size and they are exceptionally rare.