Portland Insectarium Grand Opening

Portland Insectarium Grand Opening

From Jessica Elizabeth

PDX Insectarium started in 2018 as a mobile/pop up insect zoo and museum. After a 2 year break due to Covid, we are opening a physical location! We have the space but have costs to cover before we can open to the public.

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6 months ago

We've hit 25% of our goal! The sooner we reach it, the sooner we can open. Thank you all for supporting us!

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Thank you for visiting our fundraiser. The Portland Insectarium started in 2018 as a mobile/pop up insect zoo, museum, and educational experience. We hosted tea parties with live bugs, drink & draws at an art gallery, and visited classrooms and libraries all around Portland. Like so many other small businesses, COVID hit us hard. We were unable to do events and so went on indefinite hold.

Now we have an amazing opportunity to open in our own, physical location in the Buckman neighborhood in SE Portland! We have almost everything we need but there are some administrative costs, bills, and services that need to be paid for before we can open to the public. Our founder lost their job earlier this year and has spent the remainder of their money on the Insectarium and needs help paying rent until the business opens.

We are hoping to start hosting events and being open to the public in late November or early December. We are so excited to show you what we've been working on!

Thank you for your support

Jessica

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Jessica Elizabeth posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #2

We've hit 25% of our goal! The sooner we reach it, the sooner we can open. Thank you all for supporting us!

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Jessica Elizabeth posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #1

We've reached 10% of our goal! Thanks everyone!

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