Newfoundland Insectarium, Deer Lake

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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. Plan to visit Newfoundland Insectarium and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Deer Lake attractions using our Deer Lake online sightseeing planner .
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  • October 2, 2017
    We happened on this one accidentally. We were just going to go for small drive before supper to check out the area and drove by. Thought what heck lets check it out. The butterfly garden was amazing. ...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    My sister decided to take myself and my son (14) to see the gorgeous butterflies and other insects at the Insectarium. It was our first visit and we both just LOVED it. Wow!! We learned many things an...  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    I was awestruck! Beautiful facility, fascinating displays laid out very well and spacious. Very informative. Amazing collections. Witness the extensive selection of butterflies coming out of various c...  more »
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  • May 31, 2017
    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!
  • March 7, 2017
    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.
  • June 10, 2017
    Amazing experience. Dog kennels available. Cool exhibits.
  • August 29, 2016
    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.
  • August 17, 2016
    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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