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Montreal Insectarium, Montreal

(3.8/5 based on 500+ 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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  • This is a fun spot to check out if you are interested in insects. Great for kids. There is even an insect themed part outside for little kids. It is included in the price of entry at the Botanical Gar...  more »
  • This was the least favorite exhibit of the Space for Life grouping. It was OK, but the botanical gardens nearby made up for it.  more »
  • Very informative, more geared to school groups though. Lots of species on site for viewing. A few movies too.  more »
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  • My least favorite of the four; biodome, planetarium, botanical garden, the insectarium was clean and well laid out, I just really dislike bugs. I wouldn't have gone to this one if my partner didn't want to. I'm giving it four stars though because objectively it seemed very informative and well designed. If you like bugs you'll like it here.
  • Fun experience visiting during the butterfly event, and reasonable year-long family pass cost. Could do with more amenities on site for kids.
  • I really enjoyed the many beautifully displayed insects in this museum. While small, it's very informative and well curated.
  • Really nice place and good for schools and study but I felt that I wanted more for the price, totally good for kids, they go crazy with the alive insects
  • Very educational and organized. My kids loved watching the ants cutting flowers on real time! They also loved trying to find where the real live spider and other bug where inside the "fishbowl"