Newfoundland Insectarium
Newfoundland Insectarium
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Newfoundland Insectarium is a museum of nature featuring insects and arthropods from around the world. It houses thousands of live and mounted specimens including a butterfly garden, glass beehive, and ant colony. It is located in Reidville, Newfoundland, just outside Deer Lake.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Rat
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would definitely go again!
    The pricing was great, there are multiple types of stickbugs you can hold, there are frogs, toads, axolotls, centipedes, beetles, spiders, etc. There are also many displays of bugs from all over the world, as well as a place to get ice cream, there’s a wonderful gift shop with things for all ages, ranging from toys to fidgets to clothes, earrings, stuffed animals, decor, and so much more. There’s an entire bee hive inside that you can watch through glass. As well as a whole ant colony. Every creature has a card on the wall or around the habitat with some facts about the creatures, how dangerous they are, where they live, etc. All the stickbugs were great! There is a place outside for you to keep your pets free of charge so they don’t sit in the car, however I would recommend giving them water if you plan on going during a hot day, or if you stay there for a while. The staff are amazing and so kind and helpful. One of my favourite parts is the butterfly room! There’s a place where you walk in and there are butterflies flying around and just living their life, if you wear a bright coloured shirt, a couple might land on you! Just a warning though, it is warm in there, you might want to wear a pair of shorts. Overall the staff are very kind and happy to help with anything, definitely one of my favourite places in Newfoundland! :)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Glen E
    Golden, Canada501 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun, educational and not your average roadside attraction
    At first thought this would just be a good way to stretch and break up the drive. Turned out to be well worth a couple of hours. Butterflies were beautiful and easy to observe. Some even landed on us. The bugs were fascinating and the display almost overwhelming. Stop and watch the leaf cutter ants. Great for kids too.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 16, 2023
  • gw2047
    Atlanta, Georgia141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Butterflies and bugs and critters, oh my! What a great place!
    This was a great museum and butterfly house! Absolutely worth visiting. The displays are amazing and all the live insects/animals are very cool to see. Our group was all adults, but this would be an awesome place to visit with kids - it's fascinating.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Gvolle44
    Cincinnati, Ohio6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lose yourself among the insects!
    We hiked along the river to get to the Insectarium and are glad we did. It’s a wonderful experience, from the front door ant trails to the butterfly garden to being introduced to a rather large insect by one of the staff. We enjoyed a couple hours of learning about insects of all sizes! The butterfly garden was a real highlight totally recommended spending an afternoon at this amazing place.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written January 8, 2024
  • havevanwillferry
    Prince Rupert, Canada121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delightful stop all about bugs!
    So well worth the stop! A wonderfully curated collection with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Exceeded our expectations by far. Word to the wise: avoid the gift shop if you are trying to limit your spending as you will be tempted! They have some very nice merchandise. We did not heed the above advice and left with some beautiful t-shirts, caps, and giftware - with absolutely no regrets. Visited with my siblings on our cross-Canada road trip.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written June 11, 2024
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havevanwillferry
Prince Rupert, Canada121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
So well worth the stop! A wonderfully curated collection with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Exceeded our expectations by far.
Word to the wise: avoid the gift shop if you are trying to limit your spending as you will be tempted! They have some very nice merchandise. We did not heed the above advice and left with some beautiful t-shirts, caps, and giftware - with absolutely no regrets. Visited with my siblings on our cross-Canada road trip.
Written June 11, 2024
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Gvolle44
Cincinnati, OH6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We hiked along the river to get to the Insectarium and are glad we did. It’s a wonderful experience, from the front door ant trails to the butterfly garden to being introduced to a rather large insect by one of the staff. We enjoyed a couple hours of learning about insects of all sizes! The butterfly garden was a real highlight totally recommended spending an afternoon at this amazing place.
Written January 8, 2024
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gw2047
Atlanta, GA141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This was a great museum and butterfly house! Absolutely worth visiting. The displays are amazing and all the live insects/animals are very cool to see. Our group was all adults, but this would be an awesome place to visit with kids - it's fascinating.
Written August 20, 2023
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Glen E
Golden, Canada501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
At first thought this would just be a good way to stretch and break up the drive. Turned out to be well worth a couple of hours.

Butterflies were beautiful and easy to observe. Some even landed on us.

The bugs were fascinating and the display almost overwhelming. Stop and watch the leaf cutter ants.

Great for kids too.
Written August 16, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rat
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The pricing was great, there are multiple types of stickbugs you can hold, there are frogs, toads, axolotls, centipedes, beetles, spiders, etc. There are also many displays of bugs from all over the world, as well as a place to get ice cream, there’s a wonderful gift shop with things for all ages, ranging from toys to fidgets to clothes, earrings, stuffed animals, decor, and so much more. There’s an entire bee hive inside that you can watch through glass. As well as a whole ant colony. Every creature has a card on the wall or around the habitat with some facts about the creatures, how dangerous they are, where they live, etc. All the stickbugs were great! There is a place outside for you to keep your pets free of charge so they don’t sit in the car, however I would recommend giving them water if you plan on going during a hot day, or if you stay there for a while. The staff are amazing and so kind and helpful.

One of my favourite parts is the butterfly room! There’s a place where you walk in and there are butterflies flying around and just living their life, if you wear a bright coloured shirt, a couple might land on you! Just a warning though, it is warm in there, you might want to wear a pair of shorts.

Overall the staff are very kind and happy to help with anything, definitely one of my favourite places in Newfoundland! :)
Written August 16, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

G-on-the-Go
St. Albert, Canada72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Wonderful experience for the whole family. Well run with lots of helpful, informative staff. Exceeded our expectations.
Written August 3, 2023
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mikeperry2020Vision.
Pasadena, Canada21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This place is meticulous and fantastic ! Every kid should go there, in fact everyone should! Very well worth the visit and great to finish with a big ice cream !!
Written July 28, 2023
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TravelThen
Virginia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Place is just fantastic. Rivals the one in New Mexico. People working there were so nice, especially the young lady working on the 2nd floor.

I recommend this Insectarium to everyone.
Written November 6, 2022
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Rebecca T
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
We had one rainy/long driving day for our trip to Newfoundland and saw signage for thus on the highway. We decided to stop and were glad we did! Such neat experiences watching butterflies come out of their chyrsalis', informative staff, interactive butterfly space, neat ant tunnels, bee hive and more. Staff can allow you to handle some bugs (didn't participate).
Written September 11, 2022
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Jane G
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Delightful butterfly garden and extensive and educational exhibits, beautifully presented.
Lovely little gift shop.
Written September 1, 2022
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