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Montreal Insectarium, Montreal

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.7/5 based on 460+ 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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  • Very interesting for children and adults! Many guides that make animation and answer the questions. To visit family!
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  • Even without having a feel for these animals in the Group of insects, I was amazed by the quality of such exposure, or scientific popularization opens up a new world of incredible wealth and an unimaginable variety. Of the human species, it's me who feel little after this visit, but I saw with this exhibition the beauty of Mother Nature.
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  • and I would not like to see in my room or elsewhere. What make you shiver. Part of the Botanical Garden and it would be a shame to miss. A Board go during the week when there are no children, a lot of entertainment then!
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  • 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.
  • Very cool and educational place to take the family! Combined with the other attractions in the area, you can easily make a full day out of it.
  • We visited on a hot day so casually strolled into this. It was fascinating to see the collection ane live display of ants carrying tree leaves. Worth the visit
  • Soo many bugs!! Very cool experience, a must see for all in the vasinity and very affordable-- especially if you're a student!!
  • Very crowded and overwhelming. There is a cool display where ants crawl across branches from their home section to a feeding section.
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