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
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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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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, AL75 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
53 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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edeb
ontario84 contributions
Jul. 2022
We had an evening flight out from Corner Brook and spent some time here. Lots of information and fun. There were 2 people on hand to answer questions; they were especially good with children. There was a huge ant farm with tunnels that snaked over two floors where ants were seen carrying leaves to the main nest. The best part was going through the garden where butterflies were free to fly around. Lots of camera opportunities. They have a gift shop and an ice cream shop. A lovely way to spend some time.
Written July 25, 2022
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Bucko007
Sudbury, Canada483 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
Beautiful butterfly exhibit including chrysalids. They let us touch certain insects. They are very knowledgeable and kind. The displays are well done.
Written July 25, 2022
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Gates P
Toronto, Canada89 contributions
Jul. 2022
Very good display, well worth the stop if you are in the area. Spent an hour in there checking out all the specimens.
Written July 23, 2022
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Les1946
Parksville, Canada15 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
The ant colony was amazing.
Lots of butterflies.
Very clean and well laid out.
Well worth the time and was good value.
Written June 13, 2022
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Sabrina S
1 contribution
May 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Sitting in the butterfly garden was bliss, seeing the ants work was fun, and seeing the tarantulas was scary in the best possible way. I even got to hold an Australian stick bug! Definitely drop by next time you're in the area, admission is affordable and they're got lots to offer including a gift shop and ice cream parlor.
Written May 31, 2022
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MMtCanada
Canada8 contributions
Sep. 2021
A wonderful and amazing place to visit and learn. Even more so that it has developed by some private people with limited government help. So much to see and enjoy. Even if you don't like bugs! Don't miss it if you are in the area.
Written October 23, 2021
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NEWFOUNDLAND INSECTARIUM (Reidville) - 2022 What to Know BEFORE You Go

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