Montréal Insectarium
Montréal Insectarium
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Speciality MuseumsScience Museums
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 first museum in North America where you can get up close to living insects as they move around in total freedom. Come and admire these tiny fascinating creatures, including many species of butterflies flying free in the Great Vivarium! Try some perceptual experiences based on scientific facts and see the world as if you were an insect yourself. Come and discover their extraordinary beauty and diversity in the Dome that houses some 3,000 naturalized specimens. You’ll enjoy an immersive, educational experience that will totally transform your relationship with insects.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: 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 blustery weather draws crowds indoors to meat and cheese sellers, spices and truffles stalls, and for regional delicacies such as rare Charlevoix lamb. While the market dictates what's fresh for local restaurateurs, visitors can please more than their palates, taking in the Renaissance architecture and frescos of Madonna della Difesa, the picturesque Rue Saint-Rominique with its cheerful homes and splendid gardens, or the ornamented thoroughfare of Plaza Saint-Hubert.
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Robert S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
This is an amazing place to visit. On three levels. First you learn a bit about insects with some excellent views of some live ones. Then a level of hundreds of amazing preserved specimens showing the huge range of insects. The top floor is a large butterfly house with lots of butterfly species and some other insects as well.
We included this with the botanic gardens.
Highly recommended.
Written July 9, 2024
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Mark J
Toronto, Canada37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Fascinating look at the small creatures that go unnoticed every day. Butterflies occupied hours. So many pictures. Glad we went.
Written June 2, 2024
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heatherkirbee
66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
What they had was amazing! The beauty of their insect displays were phenomenal and the butterfly room was magical. My only critique was I wish there was more especially for the cost of admission.
Written April 23, 2024
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Sasha Alano
Novo Hamburgo, RS130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
One of the most incredible things I ever saw. Just go. It’s a work of art from God and from men. You’ll never see anything like it. Ever.
Written November 3, 2023
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MomRocco
Chicago, IL538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I was a reluctant participant in this outing, but was glad that I went. The displays of various types of insects based on colors was just amazing! The portion of the exhibit when you can feel vibrations and hear sounds that would occur in an ant colony was creepy, but got the point across. Entering the area where the butterflies flew freely was breathtaking and worth the price of admission. Watching the Mexican Leaf Cutter Ants chew and carry bits of flowers and leaves was mesmerizing. Overall, one of the most memorable experiences of our trip.
Written September 26, 2023
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Asdum
471 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
More than pleasant visit and big highlight in the butterfly area which was clearly where I felt the whole visit was worth my while.
Written August 23, 2023
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Astrid L
176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The live butterfly garden is the best I've ever been in - and we do try to go to them wherever we see them! Not only butterflies, but also other insects, and they are *rearing* Atlas moths and other lepodoptera.
The exhibit before the garden is also a delight - we've never seen an orchid mantis in person before, plus the beautifully displayed specimens in the big round room were swoon-worthy.
This will not be our last visit!!
Written August 17, 2023
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Flutegarden
Collegeville, PA213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The main attraction is the live butterflies. They will land on you. There are also a few other insects and a huge wall of dead insects to view. Kids and adults will love it. The price may be a bit steep on its own but we had the passport so well worth it.
Written August 6, 2023
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GGxGG
San Francisco, CA115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Ignore the negative reviews, many of which were written while the Insectarium was under construction. The large, open-flying butterfly habitat opened in 2021 and is the reason to visit. So many butterflies, as well as beetles, leaf-cutter ants, and other animals. Well worth a visit.
Written July 20, 2023
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jackpine2
Omaha, NE613 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
For sure the highlight was the butterfly farm in the top floor ..tuly it was amazing ..and even if you didn,t go with children ..their excitment is contagious
Written July 19, 2023
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