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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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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

Took the Metro there, but note... it is another 10 minute walk to the ticket kiosk and another 5 minutes to the insectarium building itself. There are a lot of live insects and many preserved and mounted. If you don't stop to read each information...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Insectarium as part of visit to the botanical gardens. Whilst the gardens are excellent (5 out of 5) the insectarium was a disappointment. Reasonably educational but over reliance on dead display specimens. Very few live creatures. Better use of space could be used...More

Thank rilasata
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my family of four, with two kids of 7 and 11 years old, to this place as part of a visit to the Montreal Botanical Garden, which was part of a recent vacation in Canada. It was interesting and diverting for maybe an hour...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing array of insects common and obscure. The live cutter ant display will keep you mesmerized for an hour. A must see.

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The insectarium is a must see while in Montreal in my opinion. I've been to lots of museums and exhibits which include some insects, but this is all insects all the time. While mostly preserved insects, there are live exhibits, as well as a touchy-feely...More

Thank pbwhite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had wanted to go to the Biodome since we had visited it a few years ago, but did not read in advance that is closed for renovations until 2019. So, we decided to visit the Insectarium since it is right around the corner. The...More

Thank Lara R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Montreal Insectarium. There was the opportunity to hold stick insects and a millipede. There were informative documentaries in both French and English. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They know how to work with tourists and children. Our eight year...More

Thank MontrealFlorence
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Suggest you wait til kids are in school (acoustics are bad). Saw many things I've never seen before but labeling and descriptions were very challenging for senior's eyesight, also poorly positioned - hate to have to get on my knees to read about what I'm...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The insectarium was included in the Montreal Passport which you should purchase if you plan to be in Montreal for 2 or 3 days. It entitles you to free admissions to many attractions in the area as well as a Metro pass to get around....More

Thank LuvtoTravel19
Reviewed August 18, 2018 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
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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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