Once just a pet project of insect collector Georges Brossard, the Insectarium officially opened in 1990 within the Montreal Botanical Garden. More than 150,000 arthropods—of which insects are a sub-group—are on display at the museum. These include live displays such as the leafcutter anthills, a stick insect vivarium, and a diving beetle aquarium. The park location allows the honeybees and bumblebees from the Insectarium's hives to harvest nectar. In September, entomologists tag and release Monarch butterflies for their southern migration.
The one aspect you can’t appreciate up-close is the museum's insect-shape—instead, head to the Olympic Stadium's Montreal Tower Observatory for an aerial view.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Handicapped Accessible
- Kids' Programs
- Monday - Closed
- Parking Available
- Self-Guided Tours