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Montreal Insectarium

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4581 rue Sherbrooke Est | Included With Teh Botanical Garden, Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada
+1 514-868-3000
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Along with the Biodôme, the Botanical Garden and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, the Insectarium is part of the Montréal Space for Life, Canada's largest natural museum science complex and Montreal's top must see attraction. Packages available. When you visit the Insectarium, you'll plunge into an unknown and fascinating universe.Whatever your age, you'll be astounded by the incomparable adaptations and surprising behaviour of insects, the champions of nature. The Montreal Insectarium, which is considered one of the largest insect museums in North America and a favourite of children If you have some extra time your young children won't want to miss our play and discovery area, the BuzzGround. Welcome to the Montreal Insectarium! The entrance fee gives also acces to the Botanical Garden.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4581 rue Sherbrooke Est | Included With Teh Botanical Garden, Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
+1 514-868-3000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like insects - this is your place! There are a lot of displays of mounted insects - almost too much to see ...unfortunately there was such a large crowd that it was hard to get up close to see everything. I'd love to...More

Thank ErnTrekker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was disappointing. Most of the bugs were dead. Was also a little difficult to get to, especially in the cold. On the small size and not worth the $. I don't recommend unless you REALLY love looking at bugs.

Thank ShorelineGuy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was unable to go into this exhibit as you had to climb over some snow banks from the central olympic parc with the bioshpere. I would highly suggest buying the 48, or 72 hour pass. It gets you into all of the places for a...More

Thank sunsetch4ser
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was pretty cool to see the specimens displayed but once you’ve seen one dead bug, well you know the rest...the scarab beetles had an array of shiny shells (carapace?) colours you’d see in fancy ball gowns. I’d recommend taking children here, kids love bugs. Would...More

Thank NS422
Reviewed 10 December 2017

It is a really different kind of experience and full to bursting with information about insects, we were just a little disappointed that there were not more live insects to look at; they were nearly all pinned to boards. It would have been lovely to...More

Thank JacqNTel
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Great for the kids. I would have liked a broader variety of insects. This had the usual leaf cutter ants, tarantulas, and giant cockroaches. Although I must say their stick bug exhibit had the entire family transfixed. I could have stayed all day counting all...More

Thank Sunshine256singer
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is a small, but beautiful museum on the grounds of the Botanic Gardens and near the Biodome. I wouldn't make a special trip of this, unless you're an entomologist, but it is interesting. Definitely worth a 30 minute visit, on your way from the...More

Thank BruPete
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We were thrilled with the Montreal Insectarium. We had low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. I didn't know the exhibits would be so nice and the butterfly boards were awesome almost every kind imaginable. They also had a really large ant farm that was fascinating...More

Thank thesteevesgroup
Reviewed 30 November 2017

With over 250,000 specimens of living and mounted insects, this is North America's largest museum devoted to insects. If bugs and spiders cause you discomfort, avoid this attraction. We visited on a combined ticket with the Botanical Gardens.

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Did this as part of the three pack for the Biodome and really enjoyed this part. There was a nice combination of information and love bugs. The ant exhibit is awesome. I still feel like there are ants crawling all over me.... On the way...More

Thank Jane K
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prominent Italian communities, with Little Italy
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Saint-Lawrence Boulevard. Known for its fantastic bars
and authentic Italian fare, the domain includes the
Jean-Talon Market, the largest public market in North
America. Open year-round, sunny months see fruit and
vegetable stalls set up outside the main chalet, while
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