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Montreal Insectarium

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Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
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Address: 4581 rue Sherbrooke Est | Included With Teh Botanical Garden, Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 514-872-1400
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Along with the Biodôme, the Botanical Garden and the Rio Tinto Alcan...

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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Neat Place To Visit

My fiance and I went with his parents on a nice day in June and I was surprised that I enjoyed the experience (not liking bugs). It was laid out much like a museum and there is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelowna, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my grand daughter here and we had a great day you need to plan on several hours as there is so much to see. It is very educational you only need to check if school outings are taking place as it can be very crowded and deter you form really enjoying it.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiance and I went with his parents on a nice day in June and I was surprised that I enjoyed the experience (not liking bugs). It was laid out much like a museum and there is nothing alive to spook someone with a phobia. The information was very interesting and there was still a lot of interactive activity. It... More 

Thank Mhalston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited during the week, with my son. It was no-one, but us there. we were able to walk freely, to see all bugs and spiders. I definitely recommend a business days. You can spend a good time with your kids at this place.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a very unique insect exhibit. The collection was built by Georges Brassard. All is very well explained.

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Spotswood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Visited the Insectarium in conjunction with the Botanical Gardens. I would say it would be good for families of younger children. It was well organized and interesting.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is a collection of hundreds of insects from around the world. There are beautiful butterflies as well as strange insects. You can also observe a living colony of red ants and see them cut and transport their food. The visit usually takes 60 to 90 min.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

A small compact easy to see museum focusing on various critters. They even had staff let kids hold exotic bugs. Another site to see in the Olympic Park area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

The Montreal Insectarium is like a Pandora's Box where you discover infinity of creatures that you just did not know about their existence! Insects of all sizes and beautiful colors, some with terrifying looks. Children enjoy greatly, surrounded by insects and thinking they are made of rubber. Didn't think I would enjoy it. I was wrong!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Didn't think I would enjoy it - was I wrong what an amazing place - so interesting - they have such interesting and interesting things to see and have a child interactive set up

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Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

What an adventure you can have at the Montreal Insectarium. Beautifully displayed creatures with informative info to support the displays. Amazing live insects that are all bred at the museum. It was one of the highlights of my visit to Montreal.

Thank Barbara C

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