Montréal Insectarium

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Montreal Insectarium
Insectarium de Montréal
Date opened February 7, 1990
Location Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°33′39″N 73°33′28″W / 45.56083°N 73.55778°W / 45.56083; -73.55778Coordinates: 45°33′39″N 73°33′28″W / 45.56083°N 73.55778°W / 45.56083; -73.55778
Number of animals 160,000[1]
Number of species 95[2]
Annual visitors 695,404 (2011) including Montreal Botanical Garden[3]
Memberships CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada
Website espacepourlavie.ca/en/insectarium

The Montreal Insectarium is a museum located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, featuring a large quantity of insects from all around the world. It is the largest insect museum in North America and among the largest insectariums worldwide.[1] 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.

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

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  1. ^ a b "About the Insectarium". Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Live Collection". 
  3. ^ "Bilan 2011". Tourisme Montréal. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 

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