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Newfoundland Insectarium

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Address: Reidville, NL A8A 2V1 2 Bonne Bay Rd, Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador A8A 2V1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 709-635-4545
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The Newfoundland Insectarium is a museum of nature featuring insects and...

The Newfoundland Insectarium is a museum of nature featuring insects and arthropods from around the world. It houses thousands of live and mounted specimens including a butterfly garden, glass beehive, and ant colony. It is located in Reidville, Newfoundland, just outside Deer Lake.

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Great eye opener

Well worth the visit. Walk amongst the butterfly's. Very informative regarding many insects. Enjoyed the time spent there. V & M Vancouver island

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Well worth the visit. Walk amongst the butterfly's. Very informative regarding many insects. Enjoyed the time spent there. V & M Vancouver island

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was a very interesting stop. There are three floors, some of the displays contain live insects, including a bee hive. Very informative. On the way out, stop at the snack shop for some very good ice cream. The gift shop has some interesting souvenirs.

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Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great spot for the curious, especially if you like butterflies. They are amazing! Make sure you take the time to hold some of the other bugs like the giant millipede. The bee hive is must see as well. Great staff and facility. Been there twice now and will go again. One note - it's hot in the butterfly room.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Who knew that there's an insectarium in Newfoundland? I sure didn't. What a nice surprise to see that there's a butterfly exhibit and other live exhibits throughout the place. I had a bad experience in a butterfly conservatory in Ontario when butterflies were flying at my face -- this time, the weather was cooler, so the butterflies were not as... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Loved this Insectarium! The butterfly exhibit was my favourite of course, with tons of exotic butterflies flying all over the place and even landing on you. The upstairs has great insect exhibits as well as display cases of live beetles, frogs, spiders, and more. Worth the visit if you;re in deer lake!

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Reidville, Newfoundland and Labrador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Great for all ages and for even those who don't really like insects! The building is a refurbished barn with a butterfly pavilion and a great gift shop!

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We have been to a Butterfly Conservatory before, and knew what to expect, but this one has not left out one detail. The owners are very friendly and the staff are very helpful, knowledgeable and informative. Seeing the butterfly nursery was so interesting, and then all the beautiful butterflies. Not only did they land on our shirts (wear bright clothing)... More 

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Chatham, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We didn't have plans to spend time in deer lake but had a few hours to kill before our flight. This place was just the ticket. The building itself is beautiful and the displays are all top notch. I was expecting a bit of a tourist trap but this place was world class. You can spend some time in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Pros: Was not expecting to find a large butterfly house with live, flying butterflies just outside of Deer Lake, Newfoundland. There are tons of species of tropical butterflies flying around inside the conservatory, planted with plenty of flowers. The butterflies were very curious about us and kept landing on us and the other visitors. The rest of the insectarium has... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

There's not much to do in Deer Lake and this is one of the highlights. I have seen more interesting butterfly museums, but this one is done with tender loving care. So if stuck for something to do other than transiting deer lake, give this a try.

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