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Montreal Insectarium, Montreal

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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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  • Good place to visit but only if you really like bugs. Was bummed that there were more displays on bugs than actual live bugs and butterflies in the Insectarium. The ticket to the Botanical Gardens inc...  more »
  • Got free entry as part of a special day in Montreal. Visited with 2 kids. We all loved it. Very busy, but probably much less busy normally. Very well thought out displays, with brilliant accompanying ...  more »
  • A bit disappointing as I was expecting more interactive stuff. Maybe too early in the season. An impressive collection of specimens nonetheless.  more »
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  • My boyfriend and I are not fond of insects, but we were up to see them at the insectarium! We've never been to one, and didn't know what to expect. It was a nice facility and the ant farm was one of the highlights. It was great being to see ants build a home for themselves! We also really enjoyed the insects they had outside the building in globes. Check it out this place out if you have the time!
  • Creepy and cool. Not a huge place, but I suppose you don't need much space to display insects. Watching the ants carrying leaves from one tree to another was really fascinating.
  • Pretty cool spot in the city. You can see the many pinned specimens and the live tanks as well. But for me I love the ants. The ones that farm fungus from leaf clippings. What a display! Included is admission to the botanical gardens.
  • It has really cool stuff to look at. It's not big you can walk through in 40 minutes to an hour but it's very educational and you can go walk the Botanical Gardens right next door.
  • My 4 year old boy really enjoyed looking at the wide variety of insects and asking a ton of questions. Based on your interest and quest for learning, you can spend time here but I would say 1- 1.5 hours is more than enough.