Newfoundland Insectarium, Deer Lake

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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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  • Built in a 70 plus old barn. Unique architectures. Must see for just the bard. Very friendly staff. Massive display of mounted insects. Best of all are the live butterflies.  more »
  • Lots of insects, some displays include live insects. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. We visited in late May before the bee hive was operable and the butterfly house fully occupied but the visit...  more »
  • 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 »
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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.