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Montreal Insectarium, Montreal

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#6 of 60 in Museums in Montreal
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. With our custom trip planner, Montreal attractions like Montreal Insectarium can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • An ideal place for children. It has copies of many insects. Ant Farm is great, it keeps entetenido to anyone for several minutes. Travel is fairly short approx 40 minutes or less. Discussed us that little until you start the winter they have the release of monarch butterflies must, must be something spectacular. The entry is included in your ticket from the botanical gardens and therefore in the MTL pass. A must visit is not me but if you have time and you have the pass you can make the trip.
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  • An interesting collection of insects, exhibits & films that you can visit in conjunction with the Montreal Botanical Gardens (combo tickets available). If you're not into entomology, it might not be v...  more »
  • Building rather small but the insect collection is huge and very diverse! Personally not too my thing, but informative thanks to many explanations.
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  • The Insectarium is an insect museum located on the same property as the Botanical Gardens and you have access to this museum with the price of admission from the Gardens. The museum displayed insects from around the world in exhibits, both preserved and alive. There were tarantulas, spiders, ants, butterflies and much more. It was a really cool place to wander around and learn more about insect life. Although the museum was geared more towards children, it is still definitely worth a visit for adults too. It was really interesting to watch all the ants carry pieces of leaves back and forth along a tree branch. Recommend a visit to this museum while in Montreal!
  • I have literally heard of this insect museum for decades, and was very pleased to finally visit it. This accessible two-story space has all the information you might want about insects, across hundreds of millions of years and the breadth of the globe. My only issue is that good made from insects was not available in an on-site cafe, but the energy bar made of crickets that I got from a vendingachine sufficed. Recommended as part of a visit to the Botanical Gardens.
  • AWESOME!!! This place was the highlight of the trip to the botanical gardens. My favorite was watching the REAL leaf cutter ants tromping back and forth between the live tree and their nest. I mean....it was so freaking cool! The beetle displays were also incredible. I was less enthralled by the giant spiders...but that’s because I’m not big into spiders...
  • This was a nice exhibit to walk through and the staff was very nice and willing to interact and answer questions. The leaf cutter ants exhibit was really interesting to see. It's a bit small, but a nice extra included with the gardens admission.
  • This is an amazing place. Excellent activity for kids. They will be amazed and impressed by the quantity of living insects and the rest of the collection. If you are visiting Montréal, you have to go here. If you are living in Montreal, this is a place to visit from time to time. I highly recommend.
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