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Montreal Insectarium, Montreal

(3.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Montreal Insectarium displays both live and dead insect collections from all around the world, from giant stick insects and furry spiders to monarch butterflies and jewel-like beetles. The largest insect museum in North America (which from a bird's perspective looks like a stylized insect), is home to nearly 250,000 specimens of living and naturalized insects. Observe busy ants picking leaves and maintaining the nest on an anthill. Learn more about arthropods, and explore shapes and colors of specimens displayed in cases and vivariums. Wander through a prairie to a pond filled with freshwater wildlife in the discovery zone. Kids will like the fun zone with games on the theme of insect habitats. Put Montreal Insectarium into our Montreal trip generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Montreal.
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  • This is a very unique insect exhibit. The collection was built by Georges Brassard. All is very well explained. 
  • Une exposition exhaustive d'insectes avec dégustation. Cette collection est grandement impressionnante. 
  • Visited the Insectarium in conjunction with the Botanical Gardens. I would say it would be good for families of younger children. It was well organized and interesting. 
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  • There was a field trip going on when we visited and so the place was a tad chaotic. I'm sure we would've Ed the visit a bit more if it was quieter. The live ant exhibit, where they were traveling between their two nests, was fascinating and definitely the star of the show. The rest of the insectarium was a mixture of live and preserved insects and was fun to look at.
  • Great bug collection, impressive to see. I'd recommend visiting in the winter, it's a lot less crowded. Could do with a bit more information panels along with all the dead buga.
  • a bug museum, it gives me the chill.. at the same time, you'd think it'll be awesome but it isn't. i don't like bugs but learning about them is extremely interesting! on the other hand, there isn't much going on. found the museum to be way too small or my hopes were too high. if you're a kid or going on a field trip, it'll be one of the best thing you'll see. as an adult, quite underwhelming. anyway, access to the insectarium is included in the price of admission (of the botanical gardens or whatever else exhibit going on) i still can't look at spiders..
  • Surprisingly good. Free admission when you go to the botonical gardens. Lots of bugs to look at. Best for kids, but still lots for the big kids to check out.
  • Beautifully organized little museum of insects, both live and preserved. I came here a few years ago and vividly remember their ant display. They had 2 boxes set up with a branch connecting them, and you could watch the ants, in perfect formation, move back and forth from one box to the other, collecting bits of leaves for their habitat. It was a unique experience and I enjoyed it thoroughly. They also have a wide collection of preserved insects, and some absolutely stunning displays of butterflies and beetles.