We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Montreal Insectarium

Features Animals
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (443)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“live insects”(33 reviews)
“live exhibits”(16 reviews)
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
4581 Sherbrooke Street East | Included With Teh Botanical Garden, Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
+1 514-868-3000
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Montreal
from US$89.46
More Info
from US$14.00
More Info
from US$13.42
More Info
Reviews (683)
Filter reviews
450 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewslive insectsbotanical gardenslive exhibitsant colonyleaf cutter antsdead bugsstick insectsbeautiful butterflieson displayinsect museumamazing collectiongreat displaysgreat for kidsolympic parkspecimensinformationbutterfly
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 450 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

More bugs than you can imagine. Beautiful and scary. I got to hold one of the scary ones. Definitely worth a trip. Right near the Olympic stadium and Botanical Gardens.

Thank Philip N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yet still I went! We had tickets for this as part of our botanical garden visit. It was interesting but super creepy. I particularly liked the leaf-cutter ants.

Thank xlilithx
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this very unique facility many years ago, the date selection didn't allow me to go back to our time there. I would visit it again if I was in Montreal and had the time. What a unique perspective of a part of the...More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth seeing as part of your visit to the botanical gardens. Lots of fascinating and educational displays, many of which have live insects.

Thank JeffTranter
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always loved the insect zoo in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. So, there was no way I was going to pass up the Insectarium, located on the grounds of the Montreal Botanical Gardens. It didn't disappoint. The facility is full of interesting live...More

Thank QuickLeave
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see and learn. The insectarium is included in the Garden admission so you get to see the garden and the insectarium for one fee ($20 CDA for adults and $10 CDA for children). They also honor AAA discount which knocks off $1-$2. On...More

Thank Jemlnlx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting collection of insects, exhibits & films that you can visit in conjunction with the Montreal Botanical Gardens (combo tickets available). If you're not into entomology, it might not be very interesting for you, but kids will undoubtedly love seeing all the bugs here....More

Thank Evan B
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Excellent selection of insects and butterflies. Mind blowing exhibits on show. You will have a good time and if you have kids they will enjoy too.

Thank Faisal B
Reviewed May 9, 2018

The Insectatium is located on the grounds of the Botanical Gardens. It's informative but I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way just to see it. If you go to the Botanical Gardens then it's worth popping in to see.

Thank Darrylswife0701
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

If you have been to an insectarium before, then you know what to expect. There is a number of bugs, fun facts, etc. Kids will certainly enjoy but I wouldn't recommend making a trip just for the insectarium. They sell combined tickets with the botanic...More

1  Thank Ziertek
View more reviews
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
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Montreal Insectarium staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines