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Montreal Insectarium

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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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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Along with the Biodôme, the Botanical Garden and the Rio Tinto Alcan...

Along with the Biodôme, the Botanical Garden and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, the Insectarium is part of the Montréal Space for Life, Canada's largest natural museum science complex and Montreal's top must see attraction. Packages available. 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! The entrance fee gives also acces to the Botanical Garden.

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Bug City!

This was a nice start to the Botanical Gardens and I enjoyed seeing and reading about all of the different types of insects. The displays are very thorough with a large variety of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Laura C
Houston, Texas
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My kids had a great time looking at all the bugs. We also enjoyed the live demonstrations and other programming. I liked how the museum wasn't too extensive. The visit was just the right length, especially when you tack on some rambling through the botanical gardens.

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Adamstown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It had a great collection of insects and you could see a leaf cutter ants nest and their foraging. However, it was small and crowded. There could have been more live exhibits.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a nice start to the Botanical Gardens and I enjoyed seeing and reading about all of the different types of insects. The displays are very thorough with a large variety of specimens, both living and not. I think this is a little more geared towards kids but I can appreciate the attention to detail. I think my favorite... More 

Thank Laura C
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Insectarium is a butterfly shaped building in the Botanical Garden near the Olympic Complex. You have to keep a whole day to visit the complex. The Insectarium host one of the largest collection of insects on the planet in all shapes and size, neetly displed, some dead and some alive. You can even taste some (I would not do... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice selection, but it is not my thing. nice butterflies and other insects. I missed the point of having a glass box with greenery and plenty of tiny insects.

Thank Mohannad L
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love this place. The leaf-cutting ant display is a real highlight. The insects are well cared for, and the layout is bright and spacious. I wish I could visit more frequently.

Thank Paul M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this attraction and the Botanical Gardens. They had some interesting displays, but unless you're really interested in insects, you can go through this attraction fairly quickly. It was quite hot the day we went to the gardens so this air conditioned attraction was welcoming.

Thank Jeff C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we visited as a part of package deal of our visit to the olympic village and it ROCKS with Bugs and Insects Collection from all Corners of the Globe a great Crowd pleaser for Children and Adults alike Excellent value

Thank Hector O
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I could spend hours staring at the gorgeous colors of the beetle display. The insectarium never gets boring and I go see it once a year when I visit Montreal. The monarch butterfly display is fascinating.

Thank MsBonitaAalders
Lincoln, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK for a quick visit as part of Botanical Gardens, Biodome, Olympic Stadium Day, but is definitely more suited to the kids than a couple. Still, many of the insects on display were fascinating and presented well. Doesn't require more than one hour.

Thank kenm7192016

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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.