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Montreal Insectarium

Address: 4581 rue Sherbrooke Est | at the Botanical Garden, Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada (Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie)
Phone Number: +1 514-872-1400
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Ranked #40 of 213 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Owner description: When you visit the Insectarium, you'll plunge into an unknown and...
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Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2010. A favourite of children, the museum is home to some 250,000 specimens of living and naturalized insects, an anthill and many other exciting vivariums. Meet entomologist/facilitators who are passionate about their work and discover the fantastic diversity of these champions of nature. Do you have some extra time on a pretty day? Your young children won't want to miss our play and discovery area, the BuzzGround.Welcome to the Montreal Insectarium!
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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Chania Town, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Dubai
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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London, England, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This unusual place is in the Botanical gardens and endlessly fascinating with live specimens and beautiful mounted displays with excellent explanations. Outside there are mounted perspex displays.

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Buffalo, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I visited here with my 5 and 7 year kids. For my family, it was not impressive. Honestly, I was very disappointed. If I had lived in Montreal, It must have been a good place to visit. It might be so because I had only two days to enjoy Montreal.

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Very large collection of insects. A lot of living insects which is scary to watch even through the glass. Diversity of the world of insects is simply amazing . I had not idea. At insectarium you can learn various insects. This is a paradise for lovers of insects. Insects are very good at hiding. It is not always possible to... More 

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Morrisburg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We bought the ticket for the botanical gardens mostly to just see the insectarium. It was a decent experience but I guess I was expecting more love insects, ie butterfly room or something.

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EspacePourLaVie, Public Relations Manager at Montreal Insectarium, responded to this review

Hello Marie-AnneVM, thank you for your comment. We have thousands of butterflies during a specific event called Butterflies Go Free ,every year, from end of February until end of April. Hopelfully you can visit us during this period, you will be amazed ! http://calendrier.espacepourlavie.ca/butterflies-go-free-361716 More 

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