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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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Lots of fun displays

Mostly for kids, but we're all kids at heart! The 'working' beehive is amazing. The ants were away for the weekend when we visited, alas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you are a big city in the far north, and a traditional zoo is not a feasible idea - this is a brilliant attraction idea. Fairly small, but extremely worthwhile. You could rush through it in a couple of hours, or take your time and spend the better part of a day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Considering how low the price is, I had an amazing time here. The gardens are beautiful and they really make you feel like you're walking into different parts of the world. The Insectarium is absolutely fascinating, featuring both mounted specimens and live examples in cages/tanks/etc. A very fun, educational experience.

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Calgary, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

When you purchase the ticket, it is both to the Botantical Garden and the Insectarium. Don't be shocked - there is ample parking but it is flat rate of $12 -good for up 23:59.HR. This means that you can take your time- we spent 4 hours there. Be prepared for long walks. Disappointing that the tea ceromony is only on... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Ok, i have 2 young boys that love bugs. But i felt like this exhibit was just ok. I don't know what they could have done differently, but it seems very cramped, lots of bugs but i don't know what we actually learned. I did love the ant exhibit at the top of the museum, but the downstairs was just... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Mostly for kids, but we're all kids at heart! The 'working' beehive is amazing. The ants were away for the weekend when we visited, alas.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very interesting and entertaining attraction. Also includes entrance to vast botanical garden. The display of butterflies and beetles makes you realize that Mother Nature is the world's greatest artist. The leaf cutter ant display is also amazing. Fun for the whole family!

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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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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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.