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Montreal Insectarium

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Along with the Biodome (closed for renovation until summer 2019), the Botanical Garden and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, the Insectarium is part of the Montreal Space for Life, Canada's largest natural museum science complex and Montreal's top...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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4581 Sherbrooke Street East | Included With Teh Botanical Garden, Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
+1 514-868-3000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a neat display of such a variety of insects and such. It’s amazing to think of all the “creatures” in our world that we have no idea are out there. So many ugly beetles turn into such beautiful butterflies! The entrance price is included...More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

.....but it would have been better to see more live bugs rather than static displays. Yes there were real bugs and insects with the ants display being really good but it all lacked a real wow factor.

Thank Shaun L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice family activity. The ants are particulary cool since they build two sections where they place the food and where they have their nest, so you see the little ants carrying the food over a bridge.

Thank WorldTravelerQC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This exhibition was mainly made up of glass cabinets with different types of dead insects. There were a few living examples of living insects such as the ant colony and different insects showcasing their camouflage ability. There was a chance to handle one of the...More

Thank Warmie_79
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was good to see such an array of insects! It was really informative too. Finding out about different butterflies and beetles from around the world. There are some interesting displays of pinned insects, and there are also live insects to look at. It was...More

Thank gecko77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome insect museum with loads of specimens, plus exhibits explaining everything you'd want to know about our creepy-crawly friends. There's a bunch of live exhibits too, try to see how many stick insects you can spot! Make sure to check out the botanical gardens too!

1  Thank Nate C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Insectarium is an insect museum located on the same property as the Botanical Gardens and you have access to this museum with the price of admission from the Gardens. The museum displayed insects from around the world in exhibits, both preserved and alive. There...More

1  Thank BrittanyAdventures
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have a 7 year old boy who LOVES bugs..so we always visit here. The actual exhibit space is not super large, but it has a great assortment of creepy crawlies... and it takes about an hour for them to see it all. a minute...More

Thank Karina L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a nice addition to the botanical garden It allows for a change of pace for kids from the garden walk. It's informative and interesting. They sometimes have interactive time with an insect by one of the staff which is fun. Kids will...More

Thank CaptainCalabash
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Insectarium was amazing! Fascinating array of bugs and butterflies. Informative displays, an ideal stop off in the gardens with or without children!

Thank joanandmatt
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Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie has one of Canada's most
prominent Italian communities, with Little Italy
concentrated along the convivial bends of
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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