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Montreal Insectarium, Montreal

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#6 of 64 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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  • Keep in mind that it is within a complex with various attractions such as gardens, planetarium, flowers and plants of all kinds, museums, Japanese garden, places to sit outdoors and eat, can take several hours, beautiful to walk and enjoy everything and special For the children.
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  • If you are interested in insects (whatever they are), this is the place where you absolutely have to go. The collection of insects, living or not, is huge. They are categorized by theme (or family) and we learn a great deal about them! It's exciting!
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  • Located within the Botanical Garden of Montreal (one of the most famous in the world). Entrance included in the garden ticket. Everything organized very well, even games of lights and noises (almost sensory experience). Mandatory Stop!
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  • Quite day at the Insectarium. It meant no long lines to peer into the glass and search for the hidden insects. Beautiful displays and layouts. Very family friendly and accessible. Easy parking. Your ticket is hood for both the Instectarium and the Gardens.
  • Lots of bugs, not necessarily something that will entertain young children for a long time. It's a quick visit, about 30 minutes. This was the final day, as they are closing to set up a new exhibit to open for 2021.
  • A great collection. Kids loved it. $20 per adult is $12 to park is a steep price to pay for the size. Took about 45 minutes. All due fairness we skipped the botanical gardens which is included. Unfortunately the biodome was closed because the package would have been great.
  • Disappointing. High-quality online pictures and videos of this venue will save you time, money and effort. The fun part is a kiosk just near the entrance that serves food with insects. Sandwiches, sides and desserts!
  • The best way to see this place is through the eyes of a child who loves insects, otherwise it is a pretty dull, but expensive place to visit. It is pretty hard to see the living insects. The displays make it awkward due to the lighting. I think that a visit in the woods would be more rewarding.
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