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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
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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Beautiful Bugs!

The insectarium was only about 2 rooms big but was filled with different bugs. The beetles and the butterflies were very pretty and there was even of a display of ants hard at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The insectarium was only about 2 rooms big but was filled with different bugs. The beetles and the butterflies were very pretty and there was even of a display of ants hard at work collecting leaves and bringing them from one area to another. Even though it was kind of small the amount of insects (especially the pretty ones) made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This part of the botanical gardens was a surprise. I was expecting a little room with a few bugs, but that is NOT the case. There are two floors with extensive displays of butterflies, beetles, scorpions, you name it, they've got it. There are also some live displays. We adults enjoyed the Insectarium, and the children we saw were absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

we loved the insectarium. The displays are beautiful especially the beatles. Fascinating spiders live and dead. Gorgeous butterfly exhibits . Quite spectacular!

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Go on a cool day. We were there on a hot August day. There are tons of school kids milling around which makes it hotter . The collection seems quite extensive with plenty of live bugs set in home like environments. Insects from around the world with what seemed an emphasis on beetles. Thankfully they are a lot of different... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I went here as part of a college group and I found it very interesting. It os located within (near) the Botanical Garden and my advisor bought these tickets for us as a combination (Montreal Tower, Botanical Garden, Insectarium, Biodome) so I'm not sure on the exact cost but in the guidebook I was looking over before I went to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I thought this was a fantastic activity with kids! A really neat collection of living and preserved insects with interactive exhibits for the little ones. The leaf cutter ant exhibit was particularly amazing. My husband and I were amazed by the beetles. We did this after the biodome, and my kids were a little exhausted, so we didn't get to... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

we thought there would be more LIVE insects. My kids were a little upset over the amount of killed insects. BUT they did LOVE the ants especially the ones carring the leaves back and forth!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Amazing collection of beautiful butterflies is so colorful. Recommend to go with your kids. you will never regret!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The Insectarium has an impressive collection of butterflies, beetles and other spiders and this is fun for the entire family. The display in large rooms does not really allow visitors to fully appreciate the collection and it is hard not to miss anything. Kids do enjoy running all over the place.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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.