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“Very Enjoyable, Definitely Recommended” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Montreal Insectarium

Montreal Insectarium
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US$86.01*
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Montreal Attraction Pass
Ranked #30 of 394 things to do in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Toronto
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very Enjoyable, Definitely Recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

This place is very enjoyable, not only for kids but for adults as well. In my opinion this was the best part of the entire Botanical Garden. If you have kids they will love it. Lots of different insect species on display (although I was expecting more live ones), they also have interactive presentations but (and this is my only criticism) they are only in French, why?? I can understand this is Montreal but how many people visiting this place are tourists?? Serious lack of consideration on their part in that regard. But this once con does not outweigh the pros.

Visited October 2011
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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“Wonderful family visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

Terrific displays, incredible variety of insects, nice educators.

Visited October 2011
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Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2011

The access is included in the ticket for the Botanical Gardens otherwise we might not have chosen to go, but we very positively surprised. It shows a lot of interesting creatures. For sure the right place to go with children

Visited August 2011
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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“It's a Bug's life!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

As for the Insectarium…it was part of the package (along with the Botanical Gardens and the Biodome), so I agreed to go. NOTE: I hate insects. ;) However, saying that…this was actually a very well done insect museum. (Unfortunately…I’ve been to one other. So, not much to compare this to…but this one was much better!) I didn’t get nearly as “creeped out” as I thought. And, this place isn't all that big, so I could handle the 30 minutes we walked around. I really enjoyed the number of butterfly species they had on display. Kids will dig this place and you can step on a scale to see how many millions of ants you weigh!

Visited July 2011
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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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“Not bad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

We visited here during our visit to the botanical gardens. The displays were beautiful and you are able to see both live and preserved insects. The building can get incredibly crowded and stuffy. There is a playground outside and many small displays for the kids.

Visited July 2011
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