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.
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  • Retiredfarrier
    Summerdale, Alabama81 contributions
    Neufoundland Novelty
    If you are coming to Newfoundland this is a must see. The RV park across the road will probably be up and running when you arrive. We came as part of a tour group and the gentleman who owns the place gave us an absolutely riveting talk about bees. It was so fascinating and attention grabbing that I had no idea I liked bees that much. He explained it in such a simple way using a see-through beehive to point out the queen the drones and the worker bees. it is wonderful to listen to a passionate person discuss their work. you can’t help but feel the same way. There is also a gigantic colony of leaf cutter ants in a see-through plexiglass exhibit. The ants are able to travel through plastic tubes all around the exhibit hall to get their leaves positioned at other locations.. Again the leaf cutters were explained in great detail. There are also other insects exhibited, some alive and some pinned. The Insectarium docents unlocked a case and let the kids handle a particular odd looking insect that looked a lot like a brown leaf. The reactions range from creeped out to laughingly fascinated. The butterfly garden was wonderful. Imagine stepping into a hot greenhouse full of foliage and flying butterflies. Many of them lit on the humans clothing and rode around during the whole visit.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 29, 2022
  • Rat
    1 contribution
    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 G
    St. John's, Canada1 contribution
    Excellent Insectarium
    Excellent insectarium. Lots of exhibits. Many live exhibits - butterflies, ant farm, bee hive. Staff was very knowledgeable and came to people to explain things rather than wait for questions. A must do if you have children. They will love it.
    Visited July 2021
    Written July 27, 2021
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gw2047
Atlanta, GA143 contributions
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, Canada498 contributions
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
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Rat
1 contribution
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
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G-on-the-Go
St. Albert, Canada64 contributions
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, Canada14 contributions
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
Virginia6 contributions
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
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
7 contributions
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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Retiredfarrier
Summerdale, AL81 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
If you are coming to Newfoundland this is a must see. The RV park across the road will probably be up and running when you arrive. We came as part of a tour group and the gentleman who owns the place gave us an absolutely riveting talk about bees. It was so fascinating and attention grabbing that I had no idea I liked bees that much. He explained it in such a simple way using a see-through beehive to point out the queen the drones and the worker bees. it is wonderful to listen to a passionate person discuss their work. you can’t help but feel the same way.
There is also a gigantic colony of leaf cutter ants in a see-through plexiglass exhibit. The ants are able to travel through plastic tubes all around the exhibit hall to get their leaves positioned at other locations.. Again the leaf cutters were explained in great detail.
There are also other insects exhibited, some alive and some pinned. The Insectarium docents unlocked a case and let the kids handle a particular odd looking insect that looked a lot like a brown leaf. The reactions range from creeped out to laughingly fascinated. The butterfly garden was wonderful. Imagine stepping into a hot greenhouse full of foliage and flying butterflies. Many of them lit on the humans clothing and rode around during the whole visit.
Written August 29, 2022
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Blair B
70 contributions
Jul. 2022
what a great host to butterflies. lots to see to interest all age group. the owner/host is so interesting. Worth a second visit if only to see the new butterfly colours. Spiders get a round of applause.
Written August 4, 2022
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NEWFOUNDLAND INSECTARIUM - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Newfoundland Insectarium is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.