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Montreal Insectarium

4581 rue Sherbrooke Est | Included With Teh Botanical Garden, Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada
+1 514-872-1400
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Along with the Biodôme, the Botanical Garden and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, the Insectarium is part of the Montréal Space for Life, Canada's largest natural museum science complex and Montreal's top must see attraction. Packages available. When you visit the Insectarium, you'll plunge into an unknown and fascinating universe.Whatever your age, you'll be astounded by the incomparable adaptations and surprising behaviour of insects, the champions of nature. The Montreal Insectarium, which is considered one of the largest insect museums in North America and a favourite of children If you have some extra time your young children won't want to miss our play and discovery area, the BuzzGround. Welcome to the Montreal Insectarium! The entrance fee gives also acces to the Botanical Garden.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“live insects” (31 reviews)
“live exhibits” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4581 rue Sherbrooke Est | Included With Teh Botanical Garden, Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
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+1 514-872-1400
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Did this as part of the three pack for the Biodome and really enjoyed this part. There was a nice combination of information and love bugs. The ant exhibit is awesome. I still feel like there are ants crawling all over me.... On the way...More

Thank Jane K
Reviewed 5 days ago

You are looking at a lot of dead bugs under glass. You can read brief descriptions but I was bored and it was very crowded.

Thank Jenn N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The same entry ticked is valid for the insectarium and the botanical garden. They show different insects, alive and conserved ones. There is also a small film to see. The ants exhibit was very intersting, they have two areas one with the anthill and the...More

Thank Julien K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the insectarium as it was included in the botanical gardens ticket, they have a lot of insects on display but it is quite small.

Thank natalie b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Insectarium, like the Biodome and the Montreal Botanical Garden, is in Olympic Park, outside of the town center but easily reachable via Metro. If you’re ambitious you could do all three in one day, though there’s a fair walk between them (there were rumors...More

Thank Lisa Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need to be very interested in the field to get much out of this. The collection is huge. We had the MOntreal pass which included this attraction otherwise i don't think we would have found it worthwhile. This caters to a narrow audience who...More

Thank ffdoc2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the insectarium as part of our visit to the botanical garden and it was a highlight! We loved the variety of specimens here and it was presented so well. So much information, beautiful insects and a lovely variety of living examples as well.

Thank Alyssa P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It wasn't what I expected, as it was much smaller then I thought it would be. However the insects they did have were very interested. The living Ant colony was SO cool - i get creeped out by ants but it was mesmerizing and i...More

Thank mab012283
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Hats off to Montreal for hosting such a great Insectarium. Even though the ladies might not be into these bugs, it's great for guys and kids.

Thank George T
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Lovely place! The good thing is - it was included with the botanical gardens ticket, so it didn't cost any extra. I saw hundreds of insects, some of them I didn't know even existed! Definitely would recommend to anyone.

Thank olasweetmol
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