The Insectarium is born from the collaboration between amateur and professionnel entomologists and the municipality of Le Port, according to an agreement, which started in September 1992.

Since then, this project, unique in the Indian Ocean, is being set up while finding solutions to the different biological and climatic problems encoutered.

The prefiguration stage is now quite closed and will allow the setting up of a larger building, better adopted to the realization of the project goals, within the Parc Boisé Laurent Vergès, in the town of Le Port.

The research stage has been entirely financed by the municipality, in the form of a subvention allocated to the association in charge of its development.

The construction of the final site will be financed by funds from the "State", the "Departement", the "Region", the District of Le Port, and European funds.