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Montreal Insectarium

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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
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: When you visit the Insectarium, you'll plunge into an unknown and...
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!
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If you like creepy crawly they have it all

We decided to take the time to go through while visiting the botanical gardens. My husband hates bugs but when in Montreal.... It was quite fascinating. They have both live... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely space! Much to see. Bugs can freak some people out but it was mostly fascination. My son loved it. Very wheelchair access...! Bonus!

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you're into bugs, then this is the place to be! They've got all shapes and colours and sizes and it's interesting enough for a one-hour walk-through. Unfortunately, I went with my daughters and they're not really so much into looking at "ew" creatures so it didn't go down well with them. I liked the butterfly displays the most since... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We decided to take the time to go through while visiting the botanical gardens. My husband hates bugs but when in Montreal.... It was quite fascinating. They have both live exhibits and matted bugs from all over the world.

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Raleigh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

if you don't like bugs, do not go here! There are living and dead specimens of all sorts of bugs from all over the world! The displays are very nice and flow throughout the building. The only thing missing is a butterfly house with live butterflies.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A very educational exibit for any one that likes insects. many varities which most of us would have not had the chance to see elsewhere. Highly recommended especially for primary school children

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This museum was small but very unique. We saw some creepy things (tarantulas, centipedes, etc) and learned a lot about the life cycles of various bugs. Our favorite part was the ant farm in which we were able to observe hundreds of thousands of ants working together to carry leaves between two trees and then into their home. We are... More 

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Bedford, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Not being a huge fan of bugs, I was really hesitant to visit this place. It's a nice place that has bug shells which are decorated nicely. I thought that the butterflies would be real, but they had some really nice displays of beautiful butterfly wings. It is wheelchair accessible. Definitely a place you want to visit if you like... More 

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The insectarium is the best we have ever seen. There are so many varieties of insects. Obviously someone spent a lot of time preparing the displays. The museum is very informative and something that appeals to all ages!

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Small but great for children and not for the faint hearted! There were a few exhibits that grossed me out I must admit I am not a fan of bugs n beasties so I was attempting to get over my fear!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Lots of info, the app they have made it even more fun for the kids. I would not go with really young children, would be a little slow for them. My two boys 7&9 were a great age for it!Good to go from here to the Butterfly Exposition at the Botanical Gardens.

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Address: Address: 4581 rue Sherbrooke Est | Included With Teh Botanical Garden, Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-872-1400
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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 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.