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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
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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

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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For insects lovers!

Nearby the Biodome and the Botanical Gardens and the Planetarium, you might as well check out the insects! An amazing collection very well identified. You are sure you'll learn... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Laurence A
Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nearby the Biodome and the Botanical Gardens and the Planetarium, you might as well check out the insects! An amazing collection very well identified. You are sure you'll learn something new!

Thank Laurence A
Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking distance from the Biodome - and another great place to visit on a rainy or snowy day. Exhibits are amazing - especially the ants that are carrying pieces of plants back to maintain the colony. Never knew there was so much to know about insects. This is an unusual - but so worthwhile place to go. Great for kids... More 

Thank Cindy B
Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The Insectarium was one of my favourite parts about my most recent trip to Montreal. It is filled with displays of the most stunning insects from all over the world. From moths, to butterflies, to beetles, and even living insects inside terrariums.There are also certain times where they will bring out an insect that can be held and seen up... More 

Thank Claire S
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It is definitely worth it to visit the insectarium when visiting the Biodome. It's a short walk. Fascinating exhibits, some which are unexpectedly beautiful (especially the beetles)!

Thank TravelerWithOpinions
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

A great way to spend an afternoon as there are lots and lots of displays to look at. When the weather permits there are also some outdoor displays. I wouldn`t bring little kids as they may find looking at insects bit tedious.

Thank Gabz2009
St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Visited because this was part of the admission for the gardens. Glad we did. It is small but very interesting. So many fascinating and beautiful creatures I do not think I will ever see elsewhere. You won't need more than an hour there.

Thank DagmarUndineVogel
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Very informative and well laid out displays. Lots of active bugs (in their displays!) and great fun to look at.

Thank John P
Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The antomologist whoo had the great idea to give his collection to Montreal recieved a wharm welcome: this was built for it! It is inside the Botanical Garden.

Thank Thundup
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We had a 4 year old and a 6 year old who were enthralled especially with the ants. There are lots of live insects to see as well as pinned ones

Thank LondonSmith7
Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

My friends and I bought the Biodome combo ticket that included this quirky little museum. We were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed our visit here. The colorful displays of insects from around the world were incredible. Live insect exhibits are interspersed amongst the displays. The leaf cutter ant exhibit is totally cool.

Thank hnmrocks

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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.