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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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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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Even good for grown-ups who don't particularly like bugs, I loved this combination of mounted and live exhibits. The info signs were well written and the museum as a whole is laid out really well. Perfect for those interested in science, art and the natural world, admission fee is included with the Botanic ticket and this indoor attraction is a... More 

Thank pookala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Very interesting place to visit. Beware of practical jokers like a friend of mine. While concentrating on an interesting ant colony exhibit he touched a guy on the back of his neck and scared the crap out of him!

Thank tonyferoni
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

If insects are your thing, they definitely have a collection of them to look through. Interesting variety. It is all put into one room; I feel as though they could do much more with what they have and maybe organize it a little better. The movie is mostly in French, only one viewing in English at 2:30pm if you're lucky... More 

Thank Marianne H
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Not really being a person who likes insects, i didn't think this would be for me. However, it turned out to be a really interesting visit. I saw creatures I couldn't believe existed ... more like something out of a horror movie. Although most of the insects are dead, they do have a good mixture of live insects - including... More 

Thank Kevin B
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

If You are visiting Montreal with kids, they will love it. Before You arrive at the Insectarium, You will have a nice walk with large space and great view. There are alive spiders and many kinds of insects. Pure nature!!!

Thank MWsmile
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7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

It has very few insects that are alive and only one video room, but the exhibition is great. This is part of the botanical garden and not too big, worth checking out if you're not afraid of spiders and bugs. Would be better tho is there were more insects alive

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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.