The Montreal Insectarium has an insect house in the Montreal Botanical Garden, which looks like an insect. This insect museum is also unique in North America. There are more than 16,000 insects and arthropod specimens and living organisms in the museum. The purpose of the Insectarium is to serve education and scientific research, allowing visitors to understand the living conditions of insects in nature.
Oh, poop!Activity - Guided activity (June 23 to September 5, 2016)It may not look too appealing, but dung is a big part of insects’ lives. From food for their young to camouflage or trail markings, it offers lots of clues about insects’ habits – as you’ll hear from our nature interpreters. We have an “excremental” collection to fascinate visitors of all ages. You’re sure to see poop in a whole new light!Despite their unwholesome appearance, droppings provide invaluable clues to many insect habits. Whether they serve as food for the young, as camouflage or simply as signs of their producers’ presence, droppings are front and centre in this wonderful collection that our interpreters can’t help but present with a smile.In collaboration with Miel Montréal.French : 10 a.m. / 11 a.m. / 12 p.m. / 1 p.m. / 2 p.m.English : 3 p.m.French : 4 p.m. / 5 p.m.For more events and information: http://calendrier.espacepourlavie.ca/en/
Montreal's insectarium is right beside the biodome which is convenient if you're planning a double outing with young children. That said, this place is as interesting to teens and adults as it is for the young ones. There are thousands of different insect species crawling all over this place! There are live specimens and beautiful mounted displays with excellent explanations. Outside there are mounted perspex displays. If you're not into bugs I don't recommend you try this as an option, though. Lastly, if you get get in during the butterfly exhibit you will be astonished, it's well known in Montreal that the butterflies are the best our insectarium has to offer!
was very interesting to see all te different insects. if your kid likes insects this is the place to take them!
Really cool place where you can see bees and its hives up close. Not very big. The demonstration booth sometimes lets you hold harmless insects. It's very educational and with combination ticket along with Biodome or Botanic Garden, it's affordable and nice stop.
The Insectarium is included with your admission to the botanical gardens. There's some live exhibits with insects, but most of exhibits feature preserved animals. The butterflies were nice, but would have been better to have seen live ones. The information displayed is interesting too.