Montreal Insectarium

The Montréal Insectarium is a museum located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, featuring a large quantity of insects from all around the world. It is the largest North American insectarium and among the largest insectariums worldwide. It was founded by Georges Brossard and opened on February 7, 1990. Its average attendance is 400,000 visitors per year. It displays both live and dead insect collections, from butterflies to bees and ants.

It is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions, along with the Montreal Botanical Garden, Montreal Planetarium and the Montreal Biodome.

Seen from the sky, the Montréal Insectarium resembles a stylized insect. This can also be seen from the observatory of Montréal's Olympic Stadium.


  • Montréal Insectarium

  • Bee display

  • Danaus chrysippus

  • Danaus chrysippus on Asclepias

  • Papilio dardanus

  • Papilio demodocus

  • Insect Display


The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.


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