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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
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+1 514-872-1400
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Beautiful Bugs & Butterflies Specimen Display

This is a small place which you can spend an hour with little kids or up 2 hrs with older kids who will spend time on appreciating the display a more detailed way (e.g. read the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Markham, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good to see if you're making a day of the museums in the area or if you have a kid obsessed with bugs. Not a huge exhibit, but tons of bugs. Most are dead specimens, but there are enough live bugs to make you glad they are in their containers. They do bring out a bug once in a while... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not quite what we expected. I think we expected more live specimens. Most of the specimens were dead specimens in display cases. A tour of the place took about a half hour and the tees and preteen said it was the most boring of the places we visited.

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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a small place which you can spend an hour with little kids or up 2 hrs with older kids who will spend time on appreciating the display a more detailed way (e.g. read the words/descriptions). It's good to buy the packaged tickets where you can also go to the Jardin Botanical next door. The parking is good for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was incredible to see such an extensive and exotic collection right here in Canada. Together with the Biodome, this place is a must see while in Montreal. A hidden gem!

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Thank Michèle L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited the insectarium with a friend and 2 kids (10 years old) after visiting the biodome (we got the entrance pass for both at the biodome). We walked about 10 minutes to the insectarium, which is no big deal. When we arrived I was excited and we went over to see the cool leaf cutter ant display and that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being in Montreal in sub-zero degree weather can be miserable, so having this Insectarium to find refuge in was great! The exhibit was extensive, with many different kinds of bugs and many learning opportunities. Our experience inside lasted about an hour to an hour and a half, and it was enjoyable. Definitely would be a good spot to visit again... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting Montreal on a cold weekend I was immediately intrigued to hear about this Insectarium, as I have never been to anything like this. The museum is a fascinating collection of live and preserved specimens in a well arranged space. It was neat to see so many different types/ colours of insects and how they fit into their respective... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the insectarium after our visit to the nearby Biodome, and we were not disappointed. My children (ages 5, 7, 10) really enjoyed watching the industrious leaf cutter ants. I was particularly intrigued by the multitude of colorful beetles. They were more varied and beautiful than I could have imagined. There was a lot to see, but it doesn't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids were kind of worn out by the time we got here. We didn't spend too long or see the botanical gardens (though they are on the same ticket). Part of the problem was that we came hungry assuming there would be a restaurant and in winter there was nothing open right there to buy food from. The price... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit of a walk to get to this but worth it. Lots of different species of insects with explanations of each. Many live exhibits as well. Really grossed my wife out but I loved it.

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