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Montreal Insectarium

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
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Loved it!!!

Amazing and beautiful collection but found it overpriced. I also thought it would be much bigger and more live specimens.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Daniele M
Houston, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A good venue for kids who aren't too squeamish. Pretty freaky bugs, amazing biodiversity display! Nice outdoor playground and in botanical gardens. Small attraction we spent 1 hour here and were done.

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Ottawa, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My boys (young teens) were looking forward to visit the insectarium and they were also expecting a bigger exhibit. Not a place I would pay to visit again. The one thing that got our attention and made the visit worthwhile was the real aunts exhibit.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Nice exposition even if I'm usually afraid of insects. Worth a visit. Cost is included in the botanical exposition. Reduced price for students. Parking is 12$ for the day.

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Quebec City, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I really liked it, specially the botanical garden and its variety...The butterflies free's exposition was interesting. I guess this visit would be more interesting during the spring,summer and fall.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Amazing and beautiful collection but found it overpriced. I also thought it would be much bigger and more live specimens.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We got in here free with the ticket purchase to the lighted gardens. The displays were neat but I wish there were more live bugs to see. The live ant display was super cool. Kids would enjoy this place more than adults.

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I wasn't really going to go, but had the time and was there - so - I loved it, though. It was really neat. I was there with a teenager who loved it, too. But there were lots of children and they liked it because there were activities for them. Very family friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Adjacent to the BIODOME, the insectarium is an amazing place to visit. During our travels we have visited many Zoos and similar places but this insectarium offers unique species a kind of "interactive" interactive entertainment and kids as well as elder people love it. We had in our family our 8 year old son, two teens and two granmoms around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Amazing collection of Insects especially the beetles and the butterflies! It explains so many different aspects of these amazing life forms. Also, the colonies of ants is interesting to see.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

it was neat that they had comics of bugs talking on the walls. it was really cool seeing all these different insects. this place is small and it doesnt take very long to walk through but this can be bought as a package when you go to the bontanical gardens.

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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.