Newfoundland Insectarium, Deer Lake

4.7
#4 of 67 in Museums in Newfoundland
Specialty Museum Museum
An astounding collection of creepy crawlies await discovery at Newfoundland Insectarium, an award winning attraction based in a carefully restored historic building. Founded in 1998, the attraction houses thousands of living and mounted insects, and arachnids and arthropods from all around the world. Revel in this rare opportunity to see so many mesmerising creatures up close, and delight in a stroll through the the largest butterfly house in eastern North America. Divided into six geographical zones, the insectarium teaches you about hundreds of different species and their life cycles, from how bees make honey to the industrious social structure of the leaf cutter ant colony. A quirky colorful gift shop supplies you with endless insect themed souvenirs to take home. To visit Newfoundland Insectarium and get the most from your holiday in Deer Lake, create itinerary details personal to you using our Deer Lake vacation builder.
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  • Kids enjoyed it. Nice family run business. The bees and the butterfly's were a big hit. Will come back again.  more »
  • I have visited here twice within a one year span. Like the butterfly pavilion so much that I went back a second time to take more pictures. My only complaint was that our second visit was later in the...  more »
  • One of the best experiences we had! What a beautiful, relaxing place. The butterflies are magnificent and the owner was kind enough to tell us all about them and answer all our questions. Their gift s...  more »
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  • This place is fabulous! Even if you're not into bugs the building is worth the look. It is an old barn that has been refurbished, with huge beams and wooden interior. There's a butterfly pavilion with live butterflies from all over the world and you can even watch them come out of their cocoons! They have live and mounted displays of bugs from around the world and a working beehive that you can see right into! A must for young and old!
  • With Spring just around the corner, I had to pop in and leave a review for this wonderful place. My wife and I take our daughter here every year and we all have a great time in the butterfly pavilion and holding a variety of creatures such as the Giant Millipede and Macleay's Spectre. It's definitely a learning experience for all those who visit. I would recommend it to anyone.
  • Amazing experience. Dog kennels available. Cool exhibits.
  • The second floor exhibit is an interesting combination of museum style and live exhibits. Interpreters are on site to explain exhibits and will let you hold a number of insects including millipedes and stick bugs. They also have an functional glass beehive where you can observe the bees working. The butterfly exhibit is nice, though not exceptional.
  • If your in the area this is a must stop! The butterfly greenhouse is full of amazing butterflies from the tropics. Inside you will find insects from all over the world along with a section of native species. They also have a small cafe which serves ice cream and drinks.

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