Newfoundland Insectarium, Deer Lake

(4.6/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A great little retreat into bugs and butterflies. If you want something to do in Deer Lake with the fam you won't be disappointed.butterflies pitching on your shoulder as you walk amongst them. Fun af...  more »
  • Well worth the visit. Walk amongst the butterfly's. Very informative regarding many insects. Enjoyed the time spent there. V & M Vancouver island  more »
  • 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 i...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Extremely interesting! Butterfly pavilion is fantastic (better than Epcot's in the spring (by a long shot...)). Fantastic and knowledgeable staff, in a new establishment.
  • Amazing selection of critters. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff. Worth the admission just to hang out with the butterflies!
  • 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.
  • A must visit! One of a kind. Great photo ops. If you have a macro lens this would work great!