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Montreal Insectarium, Montreal

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#6 of 56 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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  • 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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  • Excellent selection of insects and butterflies. Mind blowing exhibits on show. You will have a good time and if you have kids they will enjoy too.  more »
  • Beautiful exhibitions. Some rare animals living worth. But most will be the stick insects (it would have to be called Museum of the stick insect also). Very short (30mins) (1 h pr Butterfly enthusiasts). For the price charged at the entrance worth doesn't clear it. We felt violated 20dollars.
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  • Super fun spot. Also great for kids but there is a lot of joy for adults here too! Very pretty and informational. Was nice to go in the summer to see the gardens. Lots of bugs behind glass!
  • Its a science type centre that goes through the different types of insects. If you have young kids they would be entertained here for some time. As adults we saw everything in about 25 minutes. There's a cool selection of coloured beatle shells on the main level that makes for a good photo opportunity.
  • The insectarium is a wonderful spot. Went with a group of 4 with 2 infants ; lots of different bugs to see and read up on, and the info panels are in English and French. My one year old son was not bored and we spent easily an hour looking at all the exhibits. The staff is also very courteous and friendly. We went during the off season so only curious what it would be like when the guides and presentations are happening. Thank you for a great time! :D
  • Very interesting. Great for kids. I loved the little mascot stick bug spotted throughout the exhibits. Definitely recommend popping I for a visit. They have a deal for visiting the other attractions on site
  • Small and needs more activities but the bugs were cool and kids got a huge kick out of the stick insects because they couldn't find them at first. Very interesting and definitely different! Tried the ant ice cream, not a fan but an experience for all of us. Would probably go back on a cooler day so we could walk outside, it was too hot to take the kids around everywhere and they got tired quickly.
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